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Great Job, Internet!: A spooky tour of New York’s hidden, crumbling library apartments

Chipped paint, peeling wallpaper, fading decals, and dangerous dumbwaiters. That’s about all that’s left of the clandestine apartments that were built into many of New York City’s public libraries decades ago. Atlas Obscura’s Sarah Laskow gives readers a guided tour of these haunted and haunting locations in an eerie but affectionate article called “Inside The New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments.
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