53rd Street Public Library, New York City

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  • Back in the 60's I used to go to the Donnelly library (as it was called then) several times a month to pore through their terrific collection of classical and folk music. But the building (directly ac...  more »
  • Very modern library full of computers and massive screens and this is kind of futuristic in a way. This is a branch of the New York Public Library. Its modern, its fresh and its new. Very clean and ma...  more »
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  • The most beautiful library I have been to. There is so much history and the architecture of the building is magnificent. We visited the main branch of the library and stayed for almost two hours. How? Because there is so much to see and admire. The library had beautiful Christmas decorations when we visited (12/29/18). My favorite was the giant Christmas tree in the center of the lobby/main entrance. The main reading room is a must and is divided into tourist section and actual reading section for people studying or researching. My husband and I sat and marveled at everything around us. There are also many different rooms that we recommend - follow the guide/map. One of my favorite rooms was the map room. I picked out an atlas for Korea and just sat there for awhile, reading the book surrounded by beautiful artwork of New York. Behind the library is Bryant Park, which is another beautiful spot. While we were there, the holiday market was in along with the ice skating. I loved the market so much that I returned several times.
  • Cool library not one of the old grey libraries. It is quiet and staff are wonderful. After last visit I can tell you one thing: I hope to come here a lot more.

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