The Ghostbusters New York Library

If you are looking for a book – who you gonna call? Sorry we had to use the Ghostbusters line but films do make things famous, and Ghostbusters arguably have done more for the New York Library than its 18 million books. The 1984 hit film was conceived and starred Dan Aykroyd and it is claimed to be the most iconic Ghostbusters scene shot in New York.

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When our ship docked, comedian Manuel Martinez was so excited by the home of Ghostbusters, but he was on a shift change (being flown to another ship) and as we were docked in Brooklyn he didn’t have time to get there before his taxi. That was his excuse, I think it is because he knows I am playful and would have had him re-inact an improv scene from the film, which the library must be sick of, but hey, if you are a performer!MOVIES MADE AT CRUISE DESTINATIONS P&O DEALS  INSURANCE DEAL    Join your favourite ship’s CHAT & COMMUNITY on Facebook – click here to see   OK so about the Library, it is easy to find. On 5th Street just up from Grand Central Station, it is the big building with the lions at the front, as seen in the opening Ghostbuster Sequence for the library … sorry, I will stop. But, we were not exactly sensible when we visited, but it could have been so much more funny if Manuel had been there… OK, so now about the Library. It has 18 million books, 53 million items and is the 2nd largest library in the USA … but it didn’t have the one we requested!

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The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, is a private library, not government and is run as a non-profit. It began as a 19th century amalgamation of grass-roots and social libraries aided by the philanthropy of the wealthiest Americans of that age. If you wonder where it keeps that many books and items, it has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, and affiliations with academic and professional libraries within the metropolitan area of New York State.

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