'Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.'
New York Public Library website
One of my favourite free things to do in New York was to shoot down to the theatre district to enter the 'Book of Mormon' lottery for cheap front row and box seats.
The Lottery guys and their golden barrel.
Unfortunately after seven attempts we remainded unlucky but we certainly had a lot of fun trying! The doorman from the hotel across the road showed a lot more endurance than us. He has tried and failed over 100 times!
If you planning to visit New York check out this great link below.