Ottendorfer Library in New York City

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The oldest continuously existing free lending library in New York, it was originally designed in 1884 as a "Deutsches Bibliothek" when this neighborhood was part of Kleindeutschland (Little Germany) and now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library. A lovely red brick building, it contains reliefs of heroes of German culture such as Goethe. Another part of the building, constructed as a "Deutsches Dispensary," recently stopped functioning as a clinic and will reportedly be converted into
Hours: M, W 10AM-6PM, Tu, Th 10AM-8PM, F-Sa 10AM-5PM
Address: 135 Second Avenue
Directions: near 8th St.
Phone: +1 212 674-0947
Url: http://www.nypl.org/branch/local/man/ot.cfm

Source wikitravel.org/en/Manhattan/East Village