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The NYPL is considering whether to permanently close the location when its lease runs out at the end of the year. "It’s an open secret within the library system."
If you are looking for more context into the current Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are resources on hand at your local library branch.
From Barack Obama to Danielle Steel, here's what New Yorkers were checking out from the library this year.
There are around 300 books across categories.
Better late than never.
Here's the first page of a manuscript draft for Riis's book How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York.
“What Bearden wanted to do is show the beauty of the city. People looking out the window. The bustle of the streets. It’s a reflection of urban life."
From Saul Steinberg, the artist who created the iconic “View of the World from 9th Avenue" New Yorker cover, here's an interpretation of this Greenwich Village corner in the 1500s.
“It’s almost a documentary—you get a sense of just her voice as a radical storyteller."
This script, revised on October 6th, 1947 and used by Kazan, bears many annotations and is the only known surviving script of his from the production.
“I submit this as my idea of an appealing commercial cover expressive of the book," Kerouac wrote.
This drawing is just one document of the millions which fill over 2500 boxes comprising the New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated records.
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