2. Jefferson Market Library Clocktower


Photo courtesy NYPL

The Jefferson Market Library Clocktower climb has been one of the unforgettable experiences we offer to our Untapped Cities Insiders members, and it is also open every year for Open House New York. In 1967 this Venetian Gothic landmark, designed by Frederick Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux in 1877, was converted from a courthouse into a much loved branch of the New York Public Library. Climb the 149 steps to the top of the library’s tower and enjoy 360-degree views of Greenwich Village.

The Jefferson Market Library Clocktower Climb will be on Sunday, October 14th from 12 to 4 PM. Long lines are expected; visitors must arrive by 3pm for admittance.

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