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  • cecesimms
    Boston, MA170 contributions
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    I find I am always drawn to the Morgan because of an exhibit I want to see for additional insight into a literary figure, but am always rewarded with more, and end up exploring the entire museum. So, come for the exhibit, but stay and see the permanent collection.
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,768 contributions
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    I had a couple of reasons to visit the New York Public Library and I was grateful I did.

    I tried to access the library from Bryant Park but this was not possible as they were getting things ready for the Christmas markets and there were pop up bars in the way so I went round the side.

    The day I visited was wet and so I was glad to get out of the rain however loads of tourists had the same idea as me and they were dithering about and the staff were getting a bit frustrated as the tourists were not following simple instructions.

    I wanted to go to one of the Reading Rooms to do some writing and was surprised at the large number of tourists that were wandering about but then I discovered the amazing architecture of the building and I could see why.

    I spent a bit of time in one of the smaller reading rooms and the staff were happy to allow me to do this even though I was not a library card holder of a New York resident. Other people in the room had drinks out on the tables next to them and they were asked by staff to put them away.

    I went into one of the other reading rooms and was blown away by the grandeur of these beautiful rooms, lined with books and study areas. There is also wifi available throughout the building.

    If you do want somewhere quiet to do some studying then these are the perfect places to visit rather than the bustling corridors.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,636 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts but on the day it was unfortunately not accessible. However it is worth a visit, even to walk around and just a have a look.
    Written October 4, 2023
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  • Farwriter
    London, UK125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend taking a guided tour of Park Avenue Armory if you are interested in history or architecture. This is a stunning late 19th century building which was built as the home for the 7th regiment in the 1880s. It is now in the process of being restored room by room and is also used by artists and for theatrical performances in the enormous drill hall. Tours run usually every month - I did have to book several weeks in advance to find the next available date. The $25 charge was very reasonable - it was supposed to take 75 minutes but was closer to 90, perhaps because our group asked lots of questions! But the guide, Grace, was happy to answer them all and was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We saw three rooms on the ground floor and two of the rooms on the first floor as well as the drill hall. The Veterans' Room with decoration by Tiffany and Stanford White was absolutely stunning. Most of the rooms have seating available so you can sit as you listen to the guide, and photographs are permitted.

    One thing which could perhaps have been included was a bit more information about General Emmons Clark, who is represented in a huge portrait in the first room we visited. Grace had to look up who was the subject of the paintings in the room but it was only as we were leaving the room that I noticed there is actually a plaque to Emmons Clark under his portrait, thanking him for being instrumental in getting the Armory built, so I was surprised that he didn't feature more prominently. I presume the medals displayed by the plaque also belong to him.

    Anyway, that is a minor nitpick - Grace was great and I really enjoyed it. I must say that the staff on the box office and the reception desk could learn something from her in how to talk to people - they were both very abrupt and surly, particularly the young man on reception who barked "TOUR?" at me as I approached the desk and exasperatedly told me that I couldn't use the bathroom until I had checked in. The email booking confirmation tells you to check in at the Mary Divver Room but there is no signage at the entrance to show you where this is - for information, it is immediately to your right when you go up the entrance steps (so you then don't have to go as far as the rude receptionist).
    Written March 22, 2024
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  • TrainsFan
    New York City, NY102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there for the NY auto show and it was very good. We were a bit disappointed that the restaurants on the lowest level were closed. The three food choices on the 3rd level were burgers, pizza or chicken fingers. There is also Starbucks and concession stands with snacks. Bathrooms are clean. I think there should be another
    coffee spot since not everyone can drink Starbucks.
    Written April 11, 2023
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  • Agua To Face It
    Sacramento, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THE WEB CUT OFF MY CHOICE TO SAY MORE...so adding on top of review.
    SIs Bro Gender sibling of non conformity!
    HERE IS WHERE WE GO. !!!!! Why? Because my/our human people we will feel the under the exhibitions FANTASTIC RESOURCES of Arturo. WHO WAS Arturo? A Puerto Rican Black man! He resolved to get this history so we can unite. Stop fighting between the oppressed. LEARN more. RESEARCH beneath the exhibits. Make appointments. Delight in the microfiche and all the possibilities to follow YOUR choices about Black s . I DID and feel Paul Robeson, he and other communists of color : Claudia Jones..from Trinidad that the usa exploited and Banned. WE CAN BE INSPIRED!

    For my LIttle 10 year old cousin. He delights in going to the "SHOP". TOYS in blackness. Books for babies. Oh Titi look here he said we can play this.
    Written April 29, 2022
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  • tinaNtravel
    San Jose, CA2,040 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a branch of the New York Public Library. What makes it worth visiting is that it looks like it had been a church in the past. The outside looks like a church and inside there is an interesting winding staircase with some pretty stained-glass windows. This is not really worth going out of your way to see, but if you are in the area, it is worth stepping inside for a few minutes.
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    City Hall park sits very obviously in front of City Hall which is downtown Manhattan. There is also a visitors centre. Recommended.
    Written February 5, 2022
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  • Companion796465
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took the NY Bar Exam in this location. It was very spacious. Despite how many people where there, did not feel too hot nor too cold.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • Connor T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fun way to team build with my coworkers! We had a blast feeling like we were on a live game show. It was totally immersive with the wrap around projection mapping and the host was fun and engaging. I would highly recommend for groups!
    Written July 19, 2023
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, MA734 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice collection of literary quotes embedded in sidewalk of West 41st Street on the way to the New York Public Library's main entrance. A good way to get into the mood for reading classics as you walk from Grand Central Terminal to the NYPL.
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Roosevelt Island visitors centre is located just off the tramway. It’s really a great little piece of history and worth a visit.
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • monsieur hibou
    Paris, France75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great pit-stop for whatever weather. Airy, beautiful views in the library where you can drink and eat within reason (no loud crunching but plenty of coffee sipping and sandwich munching). Pull any volume of poetry published in the past 50 years in the US off the shelves, plus plenty of foreign translated into english poetry.
    Written November 11, 2017
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  • Bi-coaster
    Bradenton, FL1,300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although you must be a member of this library to check out books, they do host lectures and other events open to the public. It's a lovely grand building and the children's rooms are most welcoming and attractive. If I lived in New York, I'd definitely join!
    Written May 3, 2018
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  • travelingal60
    New York City, NY72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love visiting the Grolier Club and always find their exhibits of interest. Their ground floor gallery is gorgeous following its renovation and the exhibits held there are always interesting, well put together and offer a wealth of information. Their second floor gallery is smaller but likewise offers a wide array of exhibits on varied topics related to books, publishing, printed matter. The Grolier Club is also always free of charge to the public.
    Written January 4, 2021
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