New York Public Library Main Branch
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New York Public Library Main Branch
The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—otherwise known as the city’s famous, lion-statue-flanked main library—is one of the city’s most splendid public spaces. The gorgeous Rose Main Reading Room, whose frescoed ceiling, enormous arched windows and hushed stacks have featured in films ranging from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Ghostbusters, inspires awe; to explore the building in more depth, join one of the guided library tours offered free each day. Afterward, enjoy a stroll or a takeout coffee in the adjacent and lovely tree-shaded Bryant Park.
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