Seward Park Library

Remodeled Seward Park Reopens to the Public

Posted December 9, 2019 at 5:06 am

The remodeled Seward Park is now open to the public. Completed in just about six months, this $6.4 million capital works project refreshed many of the deteriorating conditions of the park. And in arguably record timing. Improvements include new park furnishings, equipment, expanded garden area, and renovated library plaza. Yet probably the most significant change […]

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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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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 […]

Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week. The new sculpture […]

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Parks Department Begins Resurfacing of Seward Park Basketball Courts

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

The pock-marked basketball court in the northeast corner of Seward Park is on the road to rehabilitation. Parks Department identified the public space as one of four Manhattan sites eligible for reconstruction and resurfacing via $2.2 million in funding from the city. (In fact, three are located on the Lower East Side.) Chain-link fencing has […]

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With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit. The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York […]

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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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These Were the Top Checkouts at Seward Park and Chatham Square Libraries in 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:09 am

Using the library is an unspoken form of dedication, whether it be electronically or in the flesh. It’s a commitment that says that you really want to read a given book, to the point where you’re willing to race against the two-week timeframe (plus a renewal here or there) to read it. It’s a patience that shows you’re willing […]

Seward Park and Chatham Square NYPL Library Branches Extend Hours During ‘High Demand’ Times

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The New York Public Library just announced sweeping extensions to its operating hours across branches in the Five Boroughs. Effective this week, dozens of branches are now open later, with a “focus on evenings, weekends, and other periods of high demand.” Here at home, the two local outposts – Seward Park and Chatham Square libraries […]

Seward Park Library a Recipient of Capital Grant for 2016

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

Yesterday morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced the recipients of her office’s 2016 Capital grant awards. $30 million was awarded to, among others, 92 schools, 9 CUNY/SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and 5 public libraries. Some of that cash investment is headed to the Lower East Side. Of particular note, is the inclusion of […]

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