New York Public Library

The magnificent marble Beaux Arts building, with its grand staircase flanked by iconic lions (“Patience” and “Fortitude,” as they were nicknamed during the Great Depression by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia), is far more than New York City’s favorite public reading room.

The New York Public Library is one of the top New York City attractions. The steps are one of the city’s greatest meeting places (and a de facto public cafeteria at lunchtime); changing exhibitions celebrate scholarship, art and history with pieces from the library’s own incredible collections; free tours with docents take you deep into the history of the city and the library itself.

Get the specifics: http://www.nypl.org/

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485 5th Avenue at 41st Street, New York, New York, USA, 10017