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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library

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"The Rooftop Terrace (Floor #7) of the Stavros Niarchos Public Library, may be the best FREE rooftop view in Manhattan. They even have tables set up for you to relax. The definition of a hidden gem. This is one of the best kept secrets of New York City. The 7th floor Terrace is absolutely free. I really like it best at night, when you can get the city lights. While the views aren't on par with an observation deck, it's still breathtaking. IMPORTANT: Check rooftop opening hours below, they tend to vary and differ from the libraries👇🏼 "
"A beautiful library with an enormous collection of book and a full floor dedicated to children books. It’s a gem to find such a nice library in the heart of the city. The rooftop has a cafe and an amazing view! "
"Quiet green terrace on the rooftop. "

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New York is a wonderful pace to be a kid and has a lot to offer to children of all ages; amazing playgrounds, libraries, museums, theatres, beautiful community gardens, merry-go-rounds, cruises, parks, toy stores. There are endless possibilities! Some of the places included in this guide are old favorites. Some are hidden gems out of the beaten path. Ready to explore some of the wonders that await you and your children in NYC? This “3 days in NYC with your kids” guide will help you plan a stress-free family trip. It includes: • recommendations of the nearest places to grab a coffee, snack or meal; • all the best activities in each area so you can plan your day quickly; all of them are walking distance or short distance using public transportation; • some of the coolest stores for kids; • the most interesting museums in the neighborhood; • hidden gems and activities to visit the city like a local parent! This guide covers: Manhattan (Upper West Side, Central Park, Midtown, Greenwich Village, Soho, Meatpacking, Chelsea and Governors Island); Brooklyn ( a small part of Brooklyn close to the Brooklyn Bridge). You can pick and choose from this itinerary. It's just suggestion, to enjoy the city without feeling at the same time too overwhelmed. Everyday ends with an activity to chill out and enjoy your holiday together with your family. Don't forget to use the attached map * Maybe you’re wondering about where to stay in NYC: I would suggest to find an hotel in Manhattan. • The west side is charming. In the Village/Soho/Chelsea/Meatpacking you’ll find plenty of options, maybe not the cheapest ones. If you choose to stay a little bit more uptown, you’ll be able to find better deals and enjoy Central Park. • Midtown is sometimes more practical and convenient, but sometimes too crowded. In any case, I would suggest you not to go “too uptown”, to be able to visit Brooklyn without being too far away.
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