Poets House

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Poets House, 101 TTD
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Reopened in early 2010, the Poets House Children's Room is a sunlit getaway, with views of Rockefeller Park and the Hudson River. The whimsical space is outfitted with furnishings like a canoe-shaped bookcase, an old-fashioned birdcage and antique school desks painted mustard yellow. Other accents include five manual typewriters (conveniently loaded with sheets of paper); a sturdy card catalog, now obsolete thanks to digital databases, holds bric-a-brac like wooden eggs, shark teeth and pressed leaves—all meant to spark youngsters’ poetic imaginations. The inviting space holds frequent programs for children.


Venue name: Poets House
Address: 10 River Terr
New York

Cross street: at Murray St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St
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