"The New York Public Library" New York Public Library Tip by SnoopySue

New York Public Library, New York City: 61 reviews and 105 photos


Designed in 1897 by famous architects Carrere and Hastings, this magnificent building located on intersection of Fifth Ave. and 42nd Street stores millions of books. According to official site, the Main Reading Room stretches two full blocks and is suffused with daylight from the two interior courtyards. Below it are 88 miles (140 km) of shelves, holding over seven million volumes. The Periodicals Room holds 10.000 current periodicals from 128 countries.

Address: 5th Ave. and 42nd Street
Directions: Between E 40th St. & E 42nd St.
Phone: (917) 275-6975
Website: http://www.nypl.org

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  • Written Jan 11, 2005
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