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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New York Public Library To Launch New Digital Gallery Feature

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:15 am

Hear ye, hear ye, history lovers! It has come to our attention that the New York Public Library is expanding its archival efforts in the digital space. A sneaky and loyal tipster tells us that the library is on the precipice of launching a new website called OLDNYC.ORG. Apparently, the online tool “takes all the […]

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Chatham Square NYPL Announces Event About ‘Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel and Ellis Islands’

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Chatham Square branch of the New York Public Library will host a new immigrant-themed event next month. It’s called “Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel and Ellis Islands.” Led by author Judy Yung, the lecture and presentation will shed light on the so-called Chinese Exclusion Act that prohibited Chinese laborers from entering […]

Getting Reacquainted with the Library Lions, Patience and Fortitude

Posted March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

Some new bar called Patience and Fortitude might be angling for the Lower East Side, but the namesake Lions at the Library came first and have been lounging in Midtown for over 100 years. Since May 23, 1911, Patience and Fortitude have flanked the steps of one of the most beautiful Beaux Arts buildings in New […]

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Cruel or Cool: Meet the Hot Pink Dog

Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

File this under punk rock … or cruelty to animals.

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LES Heritage Film Series Returns to Seward Park Library with “Desperately Seeking Susan”

Posted November 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

It’s the third Tuesday of November, so you know what that means.

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Lower East Side Heritage Film Series: Jarmusch’s “Permanent Vacation”

Posted June 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

Even though season 2 of the original LES Heritage Film Series concluded last week, its monthly 80s spinoff screening continues tonight with the work of a cult icon.

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