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New York Public Library
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Owner description: Two marble lions mark the entrance to this Beaux Arts masterpiece, a National Historic Landmark containing more than six million books.
Reviewed 4 July 2014

A place where dreams can be dreamed and imagination nurtured. Beautiful architecture and great atmosphere. Even if you don't stop and read, just soak up the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a lovely testament to old school architecture built through philanthropy. Definitely worth a visit and walk through if you are in the area, especially if the weather is poor outside. Plan to spend 60-90 minutes. It is totally free of cost. The Rose Main Reading Room and the catalog room are closed until at least January 2015 for inspection and repairs to the ceiling.

Thank TheOldDude
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Even though the main area of the library was closed, due to a water leak, what we saw was impressive, so make sure the main section is going to be open before you visit. This library has been featured in well known movies.
Tip: On the ground floor as you enter on the left side is an information desk. The ladies there will guide you as to what to see. They told us where to go & we went into places that others did not realise were there or even open to the public. It was great! Will be going back again next visit to see what the main section. Looking forward to it!

Thank HAVEFUN000
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Beautiful building. Was excited to see that there was a free exhibit about "Why Children's Books Matter". I was a wonderful exhibit and was a highlight of my NYC trip.

Thank Joanne L
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

If you're a casual tourist you won't need to spend much time here - but it's a famous building that is impressive. Spend 30-45 minutes here.

Thank Adam L
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