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Nearly halfway through, it sure doesn't feel like "the very merry month of May" in New York. Yesterday set a record as the lowest high temperature since the city started tracking the weather, and the cold, drizzly days show little sign of letting up.

Days like this were made for staying inside with a good book, and we have our eyes on New York apartments with comfortable libraries/media rooms. While the majority can be found in the city's grandest uptown prewar buildings, there is still a place for a library in the newest, most open construction.

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357 West End Avenue
357 West End Avenue Riverside Dr./West End Ave.
875 Park Avenue
875 Park Avenue Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
36 East 72nd Street
36 East 72nd Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
Carlton House, 21 East 61st Street
Carlton House, 21 East 61st Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
2 Sutton Place South, 450 East 57th Street
2 Sutton Place South, 450 East 57th Street Beekman/Sutton Place
Classic on Central Park
160-Central-Park-South-1 All images of Essex House via CitiSuites
160-Central-Park-South-2 Living/dining room
160-Central-Park-South-3 Master bedroom
Located in an iconic New York building, this home's expansive living room and paneled library look out on open views of Central Park. Additional features include custom cabinetry in the living room, top-of-the-line appliances in the kitchen, and fireplace and his-and-hers closets in the master suite. Residents have access to hotel services and amenities like in-room dining, concierge, and housekeeping. See floor plan and full details here.

Carnegie Hill Charm
1100-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 1100 Park Avenue via The Modlin Group
1100-Park-Avenue-2 Living room
1100-Park-Avenue-3 Kitchen
Beautifully maintained prewar Upper East Side apartment boasts beamed ceilings, crown and baseboard moldings, oversized windows, expansive proportions, and wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has been renovated to today's standards with high-end appliances, built-in pantry, and abundant counter space. However, a library with wall-to-wall cabinetry and bookshelves nods to its historic past. See floor plan and full details here.

Sutton Place Serenity
2-Sutton-Place-South-1 All images of 2 Sutton Place South via Douglas Elliman
2-Sutton-Place-South-2 Living room
2-Sutton-Place-South-3 Master bedroom
Elegant apartment in a peaceful Manhattan enclave features high beamed ceilings, incredible light and East River views, and beautifully paneled living room with wood-burning fireplace. The master suite has two large closets, and the second bedroom is used as a library with excellent closet space and views. Full-service, pet-friendly building amenities and staff include 24-hour doorman, live-in superintendent, exercise room, laundry room, storage, and landscaped roof terrace. See floor plan and full details here.

Uptown Luxury Living
360-East-89th-Street-1 All images of Citizen360 via Corcoran
360-East-89th-Street-2 Living room
360-East-89th-Street-3 Kitchen
Expansive new apartment on the Upper East Side is filled with incredible natural light and views from triple exposures and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, bedrooms, and library. The windowed kitchen is outfitted with smoked walnut cabinetry, marble counters and backsplash, and top-of-the-line appliances. The windowed master bath's limestone flooring and walls, recessed medicine cabinet, soaking tub, and glass-enclosed shower make for a peaceful retreat. See floor plan and full details here.

Upper East Side Refinement
21-East-61st-Street-1 All images of Carlton House via Corcoran
21-East-61st-Street-2 Great Room
21-East-61st-Street-3 Master bedroom
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From the seamless flow throughout to the beautifully finished entry closet, no detail was overlooked in this prime Upper East Side apartment near Central Park and Madison Avenue. The living room transitions well into a dining area and chef's kitchen. The master suite has a separate study, four closets that include two walk-ins, and a five-fixture bath with custom vanities. See floor plan and full details here.

Tranquil Turtle Bay Home
860-United-Nations-Plaza-1 All images of 860 United Nations Plaza via Brown Harris Stevens
860-United-Nations-Plaza-2 Living room
860-United-Nations-Plaza-3 Kitchen
Grandly proportioned simplex boasts dentil moldings, wood-burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on stunning city and river views. Just off the corner living room, the windowed chef's kitchen is equipped with stainless steel cabinets, Caesarstone counters, and high-end appliances. The master suite has a large marble bath, as does the second bedroom, which is outfitted with custom built-ins and currently used as a library. See floor plan and full details here.

Park Avenue Perfection
875-Park-Avenue-1 All images of 875 Park Avenue via Compass
875-Park-Avenue-2 Kitchen
875-Park-Avenue-3 Bedroom
Beautifully proportioned, fully renovated apartment boasts soaring ceilings, original moldings, herringbone wood floors, new windows, abundant closets, French doors, chef's dream kitchen, and oversized windows. The corner master suite enjoys south and east exposures as well as marble bath. A second bedroom with built-in millwork and en suite marble bath serves as a media room/library. See floor plan and full details here.

High Living on the High Line
551-West-21st-Street-1 All images of 551W21 via Christie's
551-West-21st-Street-2 Living room
551-West-21st-Street-3 Kitchen
Every room in this Foster + Partners-designed condo is filled with incredible light and panoramic city and Hudson River views. Just off the massive Great Room, a private library is ideal for relaxing with a book. If you'd like a cup of coffee or tea while you're reading, the top-of-the-line kitchen's high-end appliances include a Miele microwave and espresso system tucked away in a custom pantry. See floor plan and full details here.

East Side Elegance
36-East-72nd-Street-1 All images of 36 East 72nd Street via Stribling
36-East-72nd-Street-2 Living room
36-East-72nd-Street-3 Master bedroom
Gracious apartment between Central Park and Madison Avenue boasts gorgeous southern skyline views, high ceilings, expansive proportions, and wood-burning fireplaces in the living room, library, and master bedroom. Additional features include grand entrance gallery, formal dining room, well-equipped gourmet kitchen, staff room converted to home office, and in-unit washer/dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

Wonderful West Side Home
357-West-End-Avenue-1 All images of 357 West End Avenue via Douglas Elliman
357-West-End-Avenue-2 Living room
357-West-End-Avenue-3 Kitchen
Beautifully renovated, top-floor home in a landmarked Upper West Side building boasts new windows, soaring ceilings, and incredible light from triple exposures. A dramatic staircase leads to an open loft with a window and skylight, ideal for a home office or reading nook. Riverside Park, top neighborhood restaurants, and public transportation are practically right out the front door. See floor plan and full details here.
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