New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York City

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, is located in Manhattan, New York City, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on the Upper West Side, between the Metropolitan Opera House and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It houses one of the world's largest collections of materials relating to the performing arts. It is one of the four research centers of the New York Public Library's Research library system, and it is also one of the branch libraries.
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  • If you have an hour to spend take a look at this exhibit at the NYPL Performing Arts library. Everything is there, from a replica of Hal Prince's office (door and all), to letters, photos, telegrams.....  more »
  • Where else could you learn about styles of dance notation, see Maria Tallchief's headdress that she wore in Firebird or Pavlova's death mask and ballet slipper? The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of.....  more »
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  • It is a great place to study, read, write, attend classes, exhibitions , learn something new. I also like that this particular library specializes in arts and performing arts. This Summer when I went to NYC, I took my sister that teaches the history of dance in Argentina, and she liked the selection of books. As usual, when in NYC, I will come back to visit one of my favorite libraries.
  • One star for AWFUL customer service. Each time I have come to study, I've encountered miserable and very rude security from the entrance and a rude Indian at the circulation desk. The library itself is wonderful, but I'm not spending my time in a space with toxic people. Just an unfortunate heads up...don't expect to be greeted with kindness.

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