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Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer

Posted May 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation. Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a […]

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These are the Top Checkouts at NYPL Branches on the Lower East Side

Posted December 18, 2018 at 5:07 am

The New York Public Library has just released every bookworm’s favorite year-end list: 2018’s top checkouts systemwide, by borough, by branch, and by genre. This year’s overall victor of the city library stacks was none other than Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. But Lower East Side branches opted for another bestseller. Seward Park and Mulberry […]

Historic NYPL Rivington Street Branch Undergoes Condo Coversion

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Rivington House condo conversion progresses ever so slightly, another historic building barely a block to the east is headed for same. The Beaux Arts beauty at 61 Rivington Street is now tagged for a similar luxury upgrade. Back in May, the historic building, which formerly housed the New York Church of the Nazarene, […]

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Grand Street Settlement is Giving Away 16K Books Today and Saturday

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]

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‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

Here’s a rare instance of bookworms making earworms. NYPL SINGS is the latest album to come out of the New York Public Library (yes, you read that correctly). It’s an upbeat record geared towards kids, but enjoyable for everyone (we’re partial to track 10,”The Library Song”). Each song represents a different way for caregivers to introduce their […]

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Game of Tomes: The NYPL Digital Scrapbook Collection

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:14 am

Feast your eyes! The New York Public Library just updated “Iram and Paul Milstein’s Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy” collection with an intriguing new subset of images. Users now have an all access pass into the “Scrapbooks of New York City Views.” Bend the knee. Their digitized collection is now even […]

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NYPL to Upgrade the Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library on East Houston

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

The New York Public Library is poised to upgrade one of its Lower East Side facilities. Up next, the Hamilton Fish Park branch on East Houston Street. Built in 1960, the Hamilton Fish branch is a one-story brick masonry building sitting in a shared complex with the gifted academic enterprise, New Explorations into Science Technology […]

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Preservation and Celebration with the ‘Lower East Side Oral History Project’

Posted January 19, 2017 at 9:48 am

The New York Public Library’s Lower East Side Oral History Project is officially up and running. And ready to celebrate. The recently-launched neighborhood history project aims to document and preserve LES history through the eyes of its inhabitants. The locals. You know, not the droves who hole up in Hell Square on the weekends. Community volunteers have been trained to […]

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Stories of Chinese American Women on Display with ‘HERSTORY’ Exhibit at Chatham Square Library

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is showcasing a new “HERSTORY” exhibit during the month of October. This exhibit spans 165 years of the struggles and successes of Chinese-American women; on display include rare photographs and documents from legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the US. The exhibit is a […]

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