I was in Manhattan this week for a conference and I worked in my NYC office near Madison and 40th street, for part of the week. That is just a block away from the NYPL Patience and Fortitude Lions. However the 'real' branch the Mid-Manhattan Branch is across the street. I wandered over Thursday at lunch time.
Since I work in NYC I am eligible for a card so I signed up. It was quick and easy and the man at the sign up desk and I chatted about library school.
I browsed the collection for a short time, took the elevator to the 5th floor to look at the reference collection and was duly impressed.
I went back down and checked out a mystery to read on the plane on the way home.
I'm glad my employer has its principal US office in NYC!