New York Public Library

Saga Ghostbusters
Movie Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman (1984)
The New York Public Library is the theatre for the film's first ghost hunt.
New York Public Library
New York Public Library. Photo credit: Fantrippers

“Get Her!”

Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd)

Go up to the top floor to admire the beautiful Rose Reading Room. This is where Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) join Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis).

Don’t try to reproduce the noisy entry into the film! If access to this vast room is free, silence is de rigueur.

Scene at the New York Public Library Rose Reading Room in Ghostbusters New York Public Library Rose Reading Room

Peter Venkman,still skeptical, questions librarian Alice (Alice Drummond) as if she were a patient with some form of mental dementia.

They then go down to the basement to observe the “manifestation”. They are not going to be disappointed by this famous meeting…


The very first version of the library ghost was deemed too scary for Ghostbusters. On the other hand, it was used for the movie Fright Night released in 1985.

Scene at the New York Public Library in Ghostbusters
Scene at the New York Public Library in Ghostbusters. Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

“Patience” and “Fortitude”. This is how Fiorello LaGuardia nicknamed in the 1930s the two enormous lion sculptures framing the entrance to the main building of the New York Public Library. A way for the mayor of the city (1934-1945) to pay tribute to the resistance of the inhabitants during the Great Depression. Patience and courage are also embodied in this temple of knowledge in numerous works. A refuge value. A rock. A certainty. A hope.

With more than 65 million items throughout its network, the New York Public Library is the second largest library in the United States after the Library of Congress.

It was created in the late 19th century through a $2.4 million bequest by Samuel J. Tilden and a $5.2 million gift from Andrew Carnegie. While the New York Public Library is spread over 89 locations, it is primarily embodied by its main building on 5th avenue.

Inaugurated in 1911 after 14 years of construction, this imposing Beaux-Arts-style building is a must-see. The highlight of the visit is the Rose Reading Room, the huge reading room on the top floor.

The building has been renamed The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in honour of the billionaire philanthropist who donated $100 million in 2008 to fund the building’s expansion using part of the galleries under Bryant Park.

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Entire chapters are also dedicated to derivatives, with a few small bonuses like Peter Venkman’s business card, a booklet containing the storyboard of Slimer’s cult scene at the Sedgewick Hotel, rare designs of gadgets and accessories, a Sticker from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, a miniature Gozer Temple construction scheme and many more!

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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