Sunday, March 29, 2015
Monday, June 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The Coney Island library on Mermaid Avenue received a $2.7 million upgrade after it was damaged by Sandy. It re-opened Wednesday, see photos of the renovated library, which includes futuristic-looking chairs, a ceiling made of reclaimed boardwalk planks and vintage Coney Island photos on the walls.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The New York Public Library’s plan to renovate its Fifth Avenue building, which includes removing research stacks, has been met with much criticism, with some opponents of the project filed a lawsuit to stop the project.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker talks about the federal stop and frisk trial and the legal issues raised by the case here in New York City, as well as other national legal news. Then, WNYC’s Brigid Bergin talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including Anthony Weiner’s status. Plus: the launch of the nomination process for the “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards”; and a life featured on today’s New York Times obit page.
Monday, July 23, 2012
By Beth Fertig
Summer may look like a big vacation perk for teachers, but many educators spend July and August teaching summer classes. They also plan for the year ahead. And still others use the time to be students again.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The New York City Council met Monday morning to discuss Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed $100 million in budget cuts to the city's three library systems. Presidents from the libraries urged the council to restore the proposed cuts so they could avoid laying off hundreds of workers, closing library branches and limiting the number of books they can purchase.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Judge Jennifer G. Schecter removed Marx's license for six months, fined him $500 and sentenced him to attend a defensive driving program, enroll in 16 sessions of counseling with a state-certified substance abuse counselor and install ignition interlock devices in his vehicles.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
By Luna Lin
Forgot to return a library book or DVD? Got library fines that you are reluctant to pay? The solution is here. Programs at libraries in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island are helping borrowers to wipe the slate clean of their overdue library fines — if they just read.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Five hundred gamers are getting ready to spend the night in the stacks of the main branch of the New York Public Library on Friday. The contestants, who are between the ages of 18 and 35, were selected from a group of over 5,000 applicants to play the library's "Find the Future" game/scavenger hunt.
Friday, May 13, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Beginning on Saturday, visitors can get up close and personal to 250 bizarre and rare artifacts at the New York Public Library — from a 4,300-year-old Sumerian tablet to Virginia Woolf's cane.
Friday, March 11, 2011
This month, the New York Public Library hosts free shows by Dana Salisbury and her dance troupe the No-See-Ums. The choreographed dances of movement, scents and sounds require audience members to be blindfolded and are meant to give a sense of what it feels like to lack sight. Listen to an audio montage of Staten Island residents reacting here.