Fifth Ave. at 42nd St., New York, NY, 10018
By PB12 on 3/21/2009
Great place. Beautiful building. A lot of history there. As a guy who likes books and all things academic I enjoy being there. Nobody bothers you, and it's relatively quiet. I just wish there were more computers as the wait to get on one is quite long- but I guess that is to be expected at a public library in Midtown Manhattan. Also, the gift shop is nice, too, although a little small. And the lady who works there was quite rude (this is going back to Summer 08). Being next to Bryant Park doesn't hurt either. 8/10.
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