the first, the last…

but not the everything. it was the first branch of the nypl that i ever got to, and the last one that i’ve visited on this trip (i shoulda got a shot of the front, because it has the banners of the two exhibits that i went through, but oh well). the thing about this library is that it’s beauty-full and all, but it falls under the category of structural brilliance vs. community functionality, and in my books, the latter always wins. see detroit, where they manage to get both together, and don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying that this library doesn’t have anything to offer, but it does have a book store and a lot of empty space (which, i know, can’t really be filled with anything, and it has the best phone booths i’ve ever seen). maybe it makes sense that carrie bradshaw got married here after all-snap.


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