New York Public Library

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

Queens Library in Astoria (credit: CBS 2)

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.

04/12/2012

Armando Calderon (FDNY via Twitter)

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.

03/21/2012

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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.

03/20/2012

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

‘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.

02/29/2012

Beer (credit: clipart.com)

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.

12/09/2011

Financial Items (credit: clipart.com)

Stories From Main Street: Financial Planning Day Ahead At The Business Library

Money is tight. Times are tough. You need help. But where to turn? How about the New York Public Library’s Money Matters program?

10/03/2011

Bookstore (file / credit: AP)

Manhattan Bookstore Owner Helps Nab Alleged Serial Library Book Thief

It was an unwelcome plot twist for an accused book thief caught scamming his way through Manhattan book shops. The suspect was indicted Friday.

09/30/2011

The main branch of the library on 42nd Street and Fifth Ave. (Credit: AP Photo/New York Public Library, Jonathan Blanc)

New York Public Library Extends Amnesty Program

If you’re under 18-years-old and have an overdue or missing book borrowed from a branch of the New York Public Library, there is some good news for you.

09/22/2011

New York Public Library - New York, NY (file / credit: Wikipedia)

New York Public Library Announces Amnesty Program For Youths

There are 140,000 kids who owe fines and the New York Public Library has found a way to help them pay it off and keep reading.

07/25/2011

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Mayor's Office)

City Council Formally Passes $66 Billion Budget With No Teacher Layoffs

After a contentious budget session, lawmakers said they would not give the city’s teachers their first pink slips since the economic crisis of the 1970s.

06/29/2011

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