Photo of the Day: Library Way

Take a walk on the literary side.

Library Way


Fun fact: A segment of New York City’s East 41st Street has been known as Library Way since May 2004. It’s the promenade leading up to the main entrance of the New York Public Library, and it’s worth visiting while in town.

Walking westward, from Madison Avenue to Fifth Avenue, look up and you see the very grand entrance of the library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, guarded by literary lions Patience and Fortitude. If you look down, you notice Library Way features “A Celebration of the World’s Great Literature” in the form of bronze plaques embedded in the sidewalk with inspirational quotes about books, reading, and literature.

Indeed, the universe is full of stories.

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