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  • Hours: Monday, Thursday–Saturday: 10am–6pm; Tuesday–Wednesday: 10am–8pm; Sunday: 1–5pm

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New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is actually comprised of four major research libraries and about 100 branches spread throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, but the Beaux Arts-style Stephen A. Schwarzman Building generally takes the title for itself. Home to a non-circulating collection of volumes on the humanities and social sciences, as well as a circulating children's collection, this landmark library is renowned both for its signature stone lions out front and for its free access to some of the most fascinating research materials in the world.

Highlights include an archive of New Yorkers' oral histories; firsthand accounts of Shackleton's explorations at the South Pole; a vast array of historical photos and maps from around the world; some of Shakespeare's earliest works; ancient Japanese scrolls; vintage baseball cards; and famous comic books.

The seven-story building itself was designed in 1902 by Beaux-Arts architecture specialists Carrère and Hastings, and finally opened in 1911. Its outdoor stone lions, nicknamed "Patience" and "Fortitude," greet visitors at the front steps. In 2008, billionaire financial adviser Stephen A. Schwarzman financed a $100 million expansion of the library system as a whole, and the main branch was renamed in his honor.

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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour, New York City, null
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Join this fast-paced 3-hour photography tour of Manhattan's architectural gems. Learn how to photograph the iconic locations of Times Square, Grand Central, ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Half-Day NYC Small-Group Tour, New York City, Photography Tours
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Half-Day NYC Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind big apple experience. On this half-day guided tour, enjoy an authentic New York experience. With a small group (less than ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private New York Christmas Tour with Driver and Guide, New York City, Full-day Tours
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Private New York Christmas Tour with Driver and Guide

Soak up the sights, lights, decorations, store windows and old-fashioned holiday markets on this private tour of New York City during Christmastime. From the ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $599.00
Small Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture, New York City, Christmas
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Small Group Walking Tour of New York City Architecture

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

Join a local architect, urban planner, or historian for this in-depth, 3-hour tour of the iconic buildings of New York’s famous 42nd Street thoroughfare — ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Private Midtown Times Square Walking Tour, New York City, Walking Tours
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Private Midtown Times Square Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walking tour through Midtown Manhattan and Times Square. You will see Broadway, Grand Central terminal, the Chrysler  Building and so much ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Atlantic City to New York City Private Day Trip, Atlantic City, Walking Tours
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Atlantic City to New York City Private Day Trip

Relax on a private guided sightseeing tour of New York City, with pick-up in and return to Atlantic City. Custom itineraries are created and personalized for ...  Read more

Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,099.00
Philadelphia to New York City Private Day Trip, Philadelphia, Custom Private Tours
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Philadelphia to New York City Private Day Trip

Relax on a private guided sightseeing tour of New York City, with pick-up in and return to Philadelphia. Custom itineraries are created and personalized for ...  Read more

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $999.00
Pocono Mountains to New York City Private Day Trip, Pocono Mountains, Custom Private Tours
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Pocono Mountains to New York City Private Day Trip

Spend a day in New York City on a private, full-day tour tour from the Poconos that’s tailored to your interests. This private tour is priced per-group for up ...  Read more

Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,099.00
Catskill Mountains to New York City Private Day Trip, New York, Custom Private Tours
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Catskill Mountains to New York City Private Day Trip

Relax on a private guided sightseeing tour of New York City, with pick-up in and return to the Catskills. Custom itineraries are created and personalized for ...  Read more

Location: Margaretville, New York
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,099.00
Hamptons to New York City Private Day Trip, Long Island, Private Day Trips
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Hamptons to New York City Private Day Trip

Relax on a private guided sightseeing tour of New York City, with pick-up in and return to the Hamptons. Custom itineraries are created and personalized for ...  Read more

Location: Riverhead, New York
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,199.00

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