New York Public Library

The Best Rooftop Bars in New York

The Ides at the Wythe Hotel<p>Image 1 of 14<p>Dapper staff will see you safely into the elevator that carries guests to the Wythe Hotel’s sixth-floor bar. …

Library Studies

NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan library will begin its two-year renovation in August

The library will close its doors on August 1, and move services to nearby branches<p>After years of planning, one much-disputed design, and plenty of speculation, the New York Public Library will finally kick off the revamp of its Mid-Manhattan branch this summer. The NYPL announced today that the …

Libraries

NY Public Library Set To Display Rare Copy Of Declaration Of Independence

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — With Independence Day around the corner, the New York Public Library is putting a rare copy of the Declaration of …

Libraries

Why does the Dow always seem to fall short at the end of the day?

<b>Dear John: I have a question that has been bugging me for years about the US stock market, ever since the mid-1980s.</b><p><b>Every time the Dow Jones</b> …

Trading

Targeted: Undocumented Black Immigrants Under Trump

The United States of America, from its emergence as a sovereign nation and the creation and ratification of the Constitution, has been deeply …

Immigration

#SubwayLibrary Suggestions: Short Reads

There's so much available to read on the #SubwayLibrary — a service that delivers free e-books brought to you by MTA, Transit Wireless, and NYC's …

David Foster Wallace

We Went to Anti-Prom at the New York Public Library and Here’s What Happened

"Anti-prom is important because it provides a safe space for teens to express who they are."<p>To some students, prom is a monumental, end-of-year event filled with glitz, glamour, and dancing galore. But to others, prom can feel like a daunting and even unsafe experience. That's why Anti-Prom came to …

Libraries

Building a Community of Young International Architects in New York City

践谈APT (Architectural Practice Talk) was born in 2014 in what started as a house party largely attended by young architects and designers working in Lower Manhattan. Together, these young practitioners — belonging to some of the city’s most prominent firms, including SOM and BIG — discussed their …

Manhattan

LGBTQ Sci-Fi Book Club: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 45

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, The New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen …

Libraries

Aaron Alpeoria Bradley and Black Power during Reconstruction

American historians have long traced the genesis of the Black Power movement to 1966. I would argue, however, that one strain of the movement began …

The Gods and Goddesses of Anti-Prom

At the New York Public Library’s LGBT-friendly prom, the dress code is “come as you are.”<p>A darkened room, the year's biggest pop hits playing, dressed-up teens bobbing and swaying somewhat nervously to the music. Prom is familiar to all of us, whether from experience or as a cinematic trope, but …

Libraries

Electrician damages new $12M ceiling at New York Public Library

That’s one pricey misstep.<p>An electrician accidentally stuck his foot through a $12 million ceiling in the main branch of the New York Public Library …

New York City

The NYPL's Rose Reading Room's Ceiling Broke Again, But It's Fine!

<i>(Courtesy of the NYPL)</i><p>On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Public Library had another ceiling issue in their beloved Rose Main Reading Room. Following …

New York City

11 Bookish Things Every Bibliophile Should Do At Least Once

There is way more to being a reader than just having your nose in a book. Of course, it's the stories and our love of them that identifies us as …

Harry Potter

The Lively Political Origins of the Term Gerrymander

<b>To gerrymander</b> is to draw the boundaries of electoral districts in an irregular way so as to create an unfair advantage for a particular political …

History

Charles W. Chesnutt.

MLA Format<p>Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. …

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California politics updates: Conservative assemblyman joins governor's race, Pelosi says she's 'worth the trouble'

This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:<p>Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen announced on Thursday that he'll run for governor in 2018.<br>• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticisms of her leadership of …

California

Carsten Höller at Gagosian and 13 More Things to See in New York This Week

Events and Parties<p>Our weekly editors' picks.<p>& ,<p><i>Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings,</i> …

Art

Map of all points of interest within four miles of the Catskill Mountain House, Hotel Kaaterskill, and Laurel House, with roads and foot paths

Title<p>Map of all points of interest within four miles of the Catskill Mountain House, Hotel Kaaterskill, and Laurel House, with roads and foot …

Libraries

Discover historic Latin America through the eyes of its locals and visitors

"There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only that is foreign."<p>Those words, written in 1883 by Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, …

Libraries

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit

?Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London? opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and …

Libraries

Subway Library to Brighten Your Commute with Free Books and Short Stories

We are all for bringing reading material on the morning and evening commute, but if you happen to forget a book, Subway Library has you covered. The …

Libraries

6 Wedding Flower Rules from Fashion's Favorite Florists

For Darroch and Michael Putnam, the married couple behind cult-favorite N.Y.C. floral design company Putnam & Putnam, it's all about the installation. Why stop at centerpieces? Arched doorways, mantels, and more are canvases for the chic duo's lush and romantic Dutch masters-inspired arrangements. …

Weddings

You Should Pour Rum on Your Omelet and Set It on Fire

There are not nearly enough pyrotechnics taking place at breakfast. There's a dearth at dinner, sure, but at least then the occasional Bananas Foster …

Breakfast

The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving

Original illustrations from the book that inspired Edward Scissorhands.<p>In the original edition of Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 German children’s book, the …

Books

Reading on the Subway Just Got Easier

(Credit: J.P. Chan/MTAHQ Communications) MTA, the New York Public Library and Transit Wireless joined forces to make commuting more enjoyable — with …

Libraries

Podcast #168: Jelani Cobb, The Half-Life of Freedom

The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. Listen to …

Libraries

An Underground Library on the NYC Subway

The MTA and NYC libraries partner to offer free eBooks to commuters, with selections from Recommended Reading<p>New York City’s commuters are already …

Libraries

Round-Up: Harper Lee, Subway Library, and Edith Wharton

From a graphic novel adaptation of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> to New York’s new subway library, here’s the latest in literary news:<p>Harper Lee’s classic …

Harper Lee

In New York, a Library for Your Subway Ride

New York's three major public library systems—The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library—have teamed up with the …

Libraries