9. Port Richmond Branch Library
The Port Richmond library in Staten Island was built by the architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings in 1905. Located at 75 Bennett Street, it received alterations and an addition in 1938-39 as part of a WPA project, including a lower level auditorium. It is known for its large collection of books on ship building, which it acquired during World War I, as the ship building industry grew on Staten Island. The building was officially designated a New York City landmark in 1998.