The New York Public Library is New York’s great library, located in the heart of the city on Fifth Avenue. The building, which covers 60,000 square meters, is built in a style now considered the height of the Beaux-Arts style. This central library contains more than 4 million books, some of which are very rare, such as one of Gutenberg’s Bibles.
At the entrance, two pink Tennessee marble lions stand guard on either side of the façade. They are named Patience and Fortitude – these names were given in the 1930s by New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, in honor of the resilience of the people of New York during the Great Depression.
The visit is entirely free, just be sure to keep the library quiet. The large reading room “Rose Reading Room” is open to all and you can find some books in French. Take the time to sit down and enjoy the quietness of the place.
The visit of the New York Public Library was made on April 3, 2018.
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