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“Beautiful building inside” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of New York Public Library

New York Public Library
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US$100.00*
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
Ranked #23 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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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.
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“Beautiful building inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Certainly worth a visit to walk about inside and look at the internal architecture of this magnificent building.

And it's free to get in, which is a bonus.

Visited July 2014
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“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Went expecting to see the grand rooms and exhibits, all of which were closed. Basically, only the lobby, a few study rooms, and gift shops were open. It seems that this is the norm--most of the books seem to be kept at the annex across the street.

Visited July 2014
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“Gorgeous !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

I absolutely wanted to see it as it's been in movies and for a book lover like me it was inevitable. I was very disappointed because the main reading room (the huge one we see in movies) was closed for renovation ;-(
But the other rooms are open and the building itself is a piece of art. The architecture is gorgeous.

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“A must see if you're a photographer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I visited the public library for a photo shoot. It's a beautiful building, with lots to photograph. And generally, people were willing to be photographed as well. Also very cool to see because that's where Ghostbusters was filmed

Visited February 2014
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“Go Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The main branch of the NYPL is stunning. The architecture is beautiful. There are ongoing art shows, talks and events so check their site before you go. The outside of the building is just as pretty as the inside. The steps are a great place to sit down and people watch.

Visited October 2013
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