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Poets House

10 River Ter, New York City, NY 10282-1240
+1 212-431-7920
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Library for a rainy day

Within a couple blocks of the NY Waterway station, this is the perfect place to stop if you have... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Micaela M
Annapolis, Maryland
via mobile
Best Place for a Lit Chill-Out in New York City

I make sure to spend at least one afternoon on a trip to New York at Poet's House, now located in... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Los Angeles
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The Poets House is a nonprofit arts event that includes a fantastic library of poetry, reading rooms, a small art gallery, and performance space. It is a quiet respite with beautiful views of the Hudson River.
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Within a couple blocks of the NY Waterway station, this is the perfect place to stop if you have some extra time on a rainy day. It's free, overlooks the water, and has a small exhibit space. I really got to relax while reading poetry...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I make sure to spend at least one afternoon on a trip to New York at Poet's House, now located in Battery Park. A beautiful sunny quiet poetry library of 50,000 volumes--you can go for free and just pluck poetry off the shelf and read....More

Thank PapagenaandPapageno
Reviewed 13 January 2017

as Robert burns fan thise place had his books in abundance and daylight view looking on Hudson great for inspiration, and view

Thank duncan m
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I am not able to visit Poets House often; I live an hour from Manhattan, and getting to Poets House isn't easy. However, I came in this year (2016) to see the annual Showcase of new poetry books. I love Poets House; if I did...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stumbled on this gem when we were walking along the river. Free, awesome views, spectacular collection of poetry. Lovely just to sit in a window looking at the river, letting the words wash away the day.

1  Thank brigid_bliss
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I have visited Poets House twice now, once in 2010 and now this year (2015). It is not an easy day trip for someone from way out of town, but it is wonderful to know that this place exists as a testament to the power...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My understanding is that when they named the Poets House, they purposefully left out an apostrophe, so as to be more inclusive. That idea was reinforced for me by the very kind welcome I received. Today I saw an early edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves...More

1  Thank Bailey595
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The Poet's House is a long library with windows over the Hudson, and the waterfront park, as well as the Irish Famine Memorial. It's free, and you can come here to read or write poetry. There are lots of free evening events, and I've enjoyed...More

2  Thank Holly R
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This is a great little library which is free and open to the public. There are great views of the harbor from the numerous picture windows. Sometimes they have a small exhibit you can check out as well. Ample seating to read, relax or look...More

Thank travelingal60
What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title
of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular
nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighbourhood
filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting
film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes
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