Believing that the history of the Big Apple can be peeled like an onion, Big Onion Walking Tours has organized educator-lead walking tours of New York's ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts since 1991.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 is an exhibition and visitors center that is operated as a program of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.
Mon & Tues: 10 am-6 pm Wed & Thurs: 12-7 pm Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pmBefore the Revolutionary War, the Dutch who settled in the beautiful countryside, now known as the Upper West Side, called the area 'Bloemendaal,' meaning valley of flowers. Anglicized as Bloomingdale, this rural community was connected to the lower part of Manhattan by the Bloomingdale Road, its route largely echoed today by Broadway. In 1898, the community had its first library, the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Free Circulating Library, which was consolidated in 1901 with the New York Public Library. Sixty years later, a new ...
Mon: 1-8 pm Tues, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Thurs: 1-6 pm Sat: 10 am-5 pm Sun: 1-5 pmFor more information on the branch, click here.
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, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian and Spanish, with special collections on the Black Experience and ESOL. For more information on the branch, click here.
Mon, Wed & Fri: 10 am-6 pm Tues, Thurs: 1-8 pm Sat: 10 am,-5 pmFor more information, click here.
Mon & Thurs 1-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Sat & Sun closed This branch has a special collection on local history. For more information on the branch, click here.
Mon 10 am-8 pm Tues 1-6 pm Wed & Fri 10 am-6 pm Thurs 1-8 pm Sat 10 am-5:30 pm Sun closed The international language collection at this branch includes Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu. Queens Library at Broadway is undergoing renovations. Library services are available in the lower level during regular hours (enter via the ramp on 41st Street). Please continue to use the Broadway library or visit the closest full-service library at Long Island City or Woodside. For more information on the branch, ...
Mon - Sun: 9 am-9 pmThe Fordham Library Center of the New York Public Library opened to the public in 1923 and the Bronx Reference Center was added to the branch in 1931. The original building was renovated, and the new and expanded Fordham reopened in 1956. The Fordham Library Center closed its doors in November 2005 to pave the way for the bigger and more beautiful Bronx Library Center, which opened January 17, 2006.For more information on the branch, click here.
For almost 150 years this ornate, landmark building has been the center of Brooklyn's government.