New York Public Library (ruins of)
New York Public Library
Owner Abandoned
Current Status Cardinal's HQ

Once upon a time, the New York Public Library was one of the most important libraries in America. The system, of which this branch was the center, was among the foremost lending libraries and research libraries in the world.

The bomb changed that, as it changed so much else.

By virtue of distance, the library building was not demolished entirely, like so many others north of it; however, the walls on its northern side have been badly damaged, and their stability is suspect. The interior is a shambles, tattered books strewn about the chambers and halls, many shelves pulled over. Some have even been pulled apart; piles of char in some corners suggest some of their pieces, as well as some of the books, have been used to fuel fires for people who sought shelter here in the past.

In the two years since the bomb, the library — despite being one of the icons of New York City — has been left to decay. The wind whistles through shattered windows, broken by either the blast-front or subsequent vandals, carrying dust and debris in with it. Rats, cats, and stray dogs often seek shelter within its walls, especially on cold nights. Between the fear of radiation and the lack of funds, recovery of the library is on indefinite hiatus; this place, too, has been forgotten.

Current Residents

After setting up some security cameras, gasoline generators and heaters, a section of the below-ground levels of the library has been converted into a fairly comfortable living area, and is currently being used as a storehouse for files, equipment, and members of Endgame and related allies that need a place to lay low for awhile.

Major IC Events


  • Originally the headquarters of PARIAH.
  • …then Phoenix
  • …then Edward Ray
  • Currently under the management of _endgame.
  • It's gone through a lot of hands, over the past few years, in other words. These old walls have seen a lot of things.
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