Libraries, Churches and Museums
My website discusses selected libraries, churches and museums in New York City. I chose these sites because each one
is special with respect to cultural origins, architecture or history.
About the Author
I am a native New Yorker. I received my Masters degree in Library Service in 1991 from Columbia University. I have worked as a corporate
librarian in investment banking and publishing, as well as a part-time reference librarian at Pace University and The New York Public Library,
Science and Technology division. I will soon commence an Advanced Certificate in Records and Archival Management at C.W. Post's Palmer School.
The Ottendorfer Library
The Ottendorfer Library is located on Second Avenue, between 7th and 8th Streets.
It opened in INSERT YEAR. When one enters this ibrary, one enters another world.
It is the last remaining Carneige Library in New York City.
Tompkins Square Library>/p>
Tompkins Square Library is is located on the north side of Tompkins Square Park, between Avenues
A and B. The unique feature of this library is that serves a various communities from Eastern Europe,
Russia, Italy and Puerto Rico. Newspapers in several languages are on display.
The Methodist Church
The Methodist Church is located on 7th Street between First and Second Avenue.
This church is famous because it served the German immigrant community during the mid 1800s.
It opened in INSERT YEAR. During a church picnic up the East River, the boat carrying mostly
mothers and children capsized. The church was closed for many years, and re opened as another
Old St. Patrick's Church
Old St. Patrick's Church is located on Mulberry Street in Little Italy. The unique feature of
this church is that it is the original St.Patrick's Cathedral. The exterior of this church is
red brick and appears to be small in size. However, upon entering, one is pleasantly surprised
to see a very beautiful and ornate interior. Old St. Pat's continues to serve the surrounding