Seeking beautiful indoor reading spaces in NYC and Brooklyn
April 16, 2010 10:10 AM Subscribe
Seeking beautiful indoor reading spaces in NYC and Brooklyn.
posted by greta simone to grab bag (11 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
On a day like today which is kind of gloomy and chillier than it should be, I want to go sit in a pretty, quiet, public indoor space and get my read on. As a newish resident of Brooklyn, I am unaware of where to go to do this. My local library branch is a squat ugly windowless building with drop ceilings and beige carpeting. Of course I know about the grand reading room at the NY Public Library, but I’m looking for more places like this in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens. I’m seeking spaces (I’m not limited to libraries) that have either interior beauty or a spectacular view, that welcome the public, and are peaceful enough (ie NOT Grand Central) to sit with a book. Does this exist outside of NYPL? If so, please lead the way…