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FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Spends Sunday In Brooklyn, Urges Families To Sign Up For Pre-K

The mayor reminded families to sign up for the program and said that it was time to work with Governor Cuomo to develop a five-year funding plan.

03/16/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer To Audit New York City Library Systems

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office is auditing the Big Apple’s three library systems after a newspaper report suggested the Queens system has been wasteful with taxpayers’ money.

01/29/2014

Library supporters protest a plan to renovate the New York Public Library's main branch to sell the Mid-Manhattan branch. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Protesters: Close The Book On Plans To Renovate, Sell Library Branches

Library lovers dressed in cardboard costumes of their favorite books Monday to protest plans to renovate the New York Public Library’s main branch and sell the popular Mid-Manhattan branch.

12/16/2013

Portrait dated May 15, 1992, of African National Congress President Nelson Mandela taken during a press conference at the end of the first day of the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA). (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela Retrospective On Display At NY Public Library

“The Struggle For Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute,” will be on display through Dec. 21 at two locations.

12/10/2013

Black Nationalist leader and Nation of Islam spokesman Malcolm X in Oxford with Eric Abrahams, right, the Student Union president, before addressing university students on the subject of extremism and liberty, 3rd December 1964.  (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Malcolm X’s Heirs Move To Block Publication Of Activist Leader’s Diary

Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader’s last year.

11/09/2013

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New York Public Library Releases List Of Century’s Greatest Children’s Books

Iconic children’s authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children’s literature Monday, as the library released a list of 100 great books from the last 100 years.

09/30/2013

New York Public Library (credit: New York Public Library)

Scholars File Lawsuit To Stop New York Public Library Renovation

An ambitious plan to modernize the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue is not going over well with some of the people who use it – and they are going to court to stop it.

07/05/2013

Upper East Side librarian Kristy Raffensberger has been spending an hour a day under glass to raise awareness about pending budget cuts. (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Sonia Rincon)

Upper East Side Librarian Puts On Display To Raise Awareness About Proposed Budget Cuts

Kristy Raffensberger spends about an hour every day inside of a glass case in an effort to raise awareness about a proposed $47-million budget cut that would affect the library.

05/24/2013

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New York Public Library Offering Free Tax Help

The New York Public Library is offering free assistance in filing tax returns online, and the service is available to those in a certain income bracket.

02/23/2013

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Marks Significant Historical Confluence

The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

01/19/2013

New York Public Library Renovation Rendering (credit: dbox / Foster + Partners)

New York Public Library’s Renovation Plans Include Views Of Bryant Park

British architect Norman Foster’s plan will open up space in the back of the building that is now occupied by stacks. There will be a four-level atrium with views of Bryant Park.

12/19/2012

NYPL St. Agnes Branch (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Upper West Side Resident Sues NYPL For $5.5M Over Body Odor Toss

An Upper West Side resident thinks being asked to leave the library stinks, and he is suing to prove it.

10/22/2012

The 2nd Ave Deli's the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich: It's pastrami on potato pancakes. (credit: 2nd Avenue Deli)

New Exhibit Serves Up The History Of Lunch In New York City

An exhibition on the history of lunch in New York City serves up some delicious tidbits.

07/14/2012

New York Public Library (credit: New York Public Library)

‘Lunch Hour NYC’ At New York Public Library Provides Look Into History Of Lunch In The City

An exhibition on the history of lunch in New York City serves up some delicious tidbits. But you’ll need more time than your lunch hour to see it.

07/14/2012

Joel Grubert (NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services)

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Inappropriately Touching Two Young Girls At Queens Library

Police have arrested the man they said molested two young girls in a Queens library two weeks ago. 49-year-old Joel Grubert of Skillman Avenue in Brooklyn is charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

07/08/2012

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