Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave • 2 min walk
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 4 min walk
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LeDebant
Rochester, NY65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We finally went inside! What a beautiful building! Make sure to visit the gift shop. There are so many quality interesting items. And, you’ll be supporting the library with your purchase. We had a nice light lunch at the cafe too.
Written 11 December 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The main Public Library building has been named for this philanthropist. I love to come to this building and enjoy the very grand architecture and see what they have in their temporary expos. It is all free. Now very popular.
Written 13 June 2023
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DJMAN5
Abington, PA1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great Iconic NYC building. Suggest you sign up online for free tour and free Treasures Exhibition. You can walk around the building by yourself, but the tour guide gives you insights and access to certain rooms, we went on different days. The Treasures exhibit has some great themes with various artifacts, A must stop for any NYC visit.
Written 25 October 2022
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adventix
Boston, MA1,901 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I always love to return to this place. so much to see. Right now they have the exhibit - "Peter Kuper's INterSECTS: Where Arthropods and Homo Sapiens Meet". But just walking the floors and seeing the place is amazing.
Written 28 May 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
So yes, the building has another name. I know it as the Public Library and I never get tired of coming here because the architecture is so magnificent, but also because there is always a terrific free special expo here, often organized around something from their extensive archives. What a gem!
Written 24 November 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Our mission was simple: find bathrooms and use them. On our way to accomplishing our mission, we were able to wander a bit. Okay, okay, we got lost. Anyway, we did regret not having more time to explore further, but the mission did not allow for improvisation.
Written 9 October 2021
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JechtRahl
Fayetteville, AR22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This place is awesome for anyone that appreciates really nice architecture and loves the smell of books. If at all possible definitely try and visit here on your trip.

If I had to give a little criticism to the library it would be...axe the tour requirement for the Rose Reading Room. Have an attendant on hand to make sure people are quiet and orderly but don't push a tour requirement on them. If we want extra information on the room itself we'll ask or give us a link to a data source. Sometimes people just want to see so we can see.

I appreciate the knowledge housed in all libraries and respect the rules that go with them....save the attendants for those that don't.
Written 15 July 2021
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Fox11354
Flushing, NY12,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a staggering display of fine craftsmanship in stone, bronze, wood and plaster. The main floor is actually on the 3rd level with the great Rose Reading Room with an elaborate ceiling replete with dramatic clouds. Every aspect is finely designed from the reading lamps, chairs, tables, to the door knobs.
Written 28 December 2019
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Memphisgirl2014
Memphis, TN115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is one of several research libraries in NYC. Entry is free and you can explore at your leisure or plan ahead and arrive early enough to do a docent led, one hour tour. There are so many treasures- the architecture of the building, the interiors of many rooms, the actual books and maps and special exhibits. Loved everything about it!
Written 28 August 2019
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SusanO
Meriden, CT4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is a beautiful library building with tons of marble, just a few steps away from Grand Central Station. If you are visiting the area and would like to do research in the library, you can apply for a library card on-line. Please note, if you are carrying luggage you will not be allowed in the building.
Written 13 April 2019
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