Barnard College-Diana Center

The Diana Center houses the Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, the Event Oval, Liz's Place, the Anna Quindlen Conference Room, the Louise Heublein McGagg '59 Gallery and the Green Roof.

Bartow-Pell Mansion

On land purchased from the Siwanoy tribe in 1654, Robert Bartow built the last of many mansions in the then-bucolic neighborhood of Pelham Bay. Grand staircases, Empire furniture and a conservatory shaded with fruit trees are the highlights of this New York City landmark.

Battery Park City Library-New York Public Library

Mon & Wed: 10 am-6 pm Tues & Thurs: 12-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmNew York Public Library's first green LEED certified branch in Manhattan opened on March 18, 2010 on the bottom two floors of a residential high-rise. Designed by the architecture firm 1100 Architects, the branch includes 24,000 items, 36 public access computers and separate reading areas for children, young adults and adults. There is a multipurpose programming room on the second floor and two self-checkout machines. For more information on the branch, click here.

Bay Ridge-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues, Thurs: 1-8 pm Sat: 10 am,-5 pmThe spacious, two-story structure opened in 1960. In 2004 it underwent a $2.1 million renovation that included a new roof, new lighting, furniture, shelving and 27 new public access computers.Multilingual materials include those in Arabic, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Korean, Polish, Russian, Urdu and Chinese.For more information, click here.

Bay Terrace-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed This branch has Chinese and Korean language collections as well as a special collection of fiction and popular reading. For more information on the branch, click here.

Baychester Branch | New York Public Library

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Baychester Branch of The New York Public Library has been providing library services to Co-op City and the surrounding community since its opening in 1973. Occupying a single floor, the air-conditioned library has separate adult, young adult and children's collections. The extensive reference collection includes periodicals, newspapers and electronic services. A meeting room often used for library programs seats 70. The branch's location, in the Bartow Shopping Center, makes the library a very popular resource for community residents and contributes to its being one of the busiest branches in ...

Beacon Theatre

This 2,894 seat, three-tiered theater opened in 1929 to present motion pictures and vaudeville entertainment. The ornately decorated, neo-Grecian venue is most famous, however, as a music hall, which has been its primary offering since the 1970s.

Bedford Branch-Brooklyn Public Library

Mon, Tues & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Wed: 1-8 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pmThis is the first library in the Brooklyn Public Library system. It opened in 1897 in the former P.S. 3, a schoolhouse in a cornfield. After two other locations, it moved to its present 1905 Carnegie building.For more information on the branch, click here.

Bellerose-Queens Library

Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed Foreign language collections at this branch include Chinese, Hindi and Spanish.For more information on the branch, click here.

Belmont Branch | New York Public Library

Mon & Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 10 am-8 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmThe Belmont Branch of the New York Public Library, located in the heart of the 'Little Italy of The Bronx' has been serving its public since 1981. Also known as The Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, the three-floor branch was built as a result of the local community's strong desire and tireless efforts to create a facility dedicated to Italian American heritage. In addition to offering a full range of services for adults, young adults and children, the branch also offers special programming, exhibits, and extensive ...