New York Public Library and Bryant Park

Address 5th Ave & E 42nd St
Manhattan, NY 10016
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Hours Year Round
Themes Art & Culture, Civil Rights
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With nearly 53 million items, it is the second largest public library in the US, with branches in Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island. Established in 1970, the Mid-Manhattan Library houses the largest circulating collections of The New York Public Library. Located behind the Library's main branch, Bryant Park serves as an urban oasis with a French-style carousel, extensive gardens and year-round events and activities.


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