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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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‘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.


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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.


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Queens Library Becomes First In NY Public Library System To Lend E-Readers

Under the pilot program, 50 e-readers preloaded with e-books will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday.


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Fire Marshals Arrest Man Accused Of Setting Manhattan Trash Can Fires

Authorities arrested Armando Calderon on Tuesday. He reportedly told them he was homeless and angry about his circumstances.


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Officials: At Least 15 Trash Cans Set On Fire Around Manhattan

The first fire was in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street at about 3 p.m. At about the same time, authorities received a 911 call about a trash can fire a block away on Madison Avenue.


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‘Wichcraft Sandwich Chain To Sell Coffee, Snacks At New York Public Library

Visitors to the New York Public Library have long been able to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and now they can satisfy their actual thirst and hunger with coffee, sandwiches and other snacks.


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NYPL President Pleads Guilty To DWI

Anthony Marx was fined $500 and ordered to attend alcohol counseling and a driving program. His driver’s license will be revoked for six months.