10. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Lock Collection

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York was founded in 1785 by the skilled craftsmen of the City. The Society’s soaring, light-filled Library, located on the ground floor of its Midtown building, is the second oldest library in New York City, and one of only three remaining private membership circulating libraries. The building also houses the John M. Mossman Lock Collection, which contains more than 370 locks, keys, and tools, dating from 4,000 BC to the early 20th century.

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  1. Hi! Do you have to join something or sign up somewhere to visit the TWA terminal? I’m changing my flight back to NYC to land at JFK on the 18th just to see it.

    • michelle young Reply

      It’s open access, so you won’t need a reservation. But we would recommend going early to line up, it’s guaranteed to be packed!

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