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Old 09-28-2010, 10:30 PM
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Hello, I am looking for a place where I can do work on my computer in silence around lower Manhattan. I do not belong to any of the private libraries such as NYU and I am not a fan of doing work in coffee shops. I'm looking for any clean, quiet places with wifi to do work.

I've been to a few of the public libraries in midtown, but there have been a lot of weird people. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for places that are great for getting work done.

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:41 AM
Location: New York NY
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You can wrangle use of the Columbia U. library for only $55 per month, I’m told, if you cant find material you want in the public libraries. You get a referral from the city librarian to go there and “read” the material unavailable at the public library. I’ve never tried it but heard that it’s a good deal. No , its not downtown, but subway ride for a good quiet place is worth it, isn't it?

Tried and true is the Writers Room in the E. Village, which isn’t as cheap—about $100 per month last I heard—but is open 24/7. And there may be a waiting list to use it. Also there’s the NY Society Library on the Upper East side, which I writer I know uses. It’s pretty cheap at less than $200 per year. But its hours are regular 9 to 5 (or thereabouts)
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