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What’s Making Us Happy, Part 1

We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.Read More ›

5 MLB Postseason Home Runs You May Have Forgotten

Let's look back at some of baseball's lesser-remembered postseason walk off bombs, in order to get you hyped up (as if you're not already) for the playoffs!Read More ›

A Film From Afar: You Are the Apple of My Eye

There are only constant three things in life that have the ability to never get old, and cause everyone to gush indescribable joy: baseball, foreign cinema, and anything inside the genus of comic books/graphic novels/manga. Here, we'll help you reach nirvana by giving you a nudge in the right direction.Read More ›

Having Fun With Retired Baseball Numbers!

Induction to the Hall of Fame is one way players can be recognized for their greatness in the game. Another way? To have their number retired by one (or in some cases, more than one) Major League Baseball organization. Read More ›

Origins of Yogi Berra's Finest "Yogiisms"

Last week marked the 90th birthday of one of baseball's living legends, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. Berra is also well-known for his "Yogiisms", statements that often either contradict themselves or state the glaringly obvious, yet they are lovable and charming all the same. In honor of Yogi's 90th, we take a look at some of his best Yogiisms.Read More ›

5 Baseball Books That Recap A Single Season

Interested in what makes individual baseball seasons so special for certain teams? There are plenty of baseball books out there that help out with your history by just covering one year.Read More ›

Outlaw Baseball! The Federal League of 1914-1915

The baseball season is underway, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the folding of the Federal League.Read More ›

5 Umpires Who Are In The Hall of Fame

As players shed the rust that built up over the winter, let's keep in mind that the umpires will be doing the same as well.Read More ›

1968: Baseball's "Year of the Pitcher"

1968 was a year of misfortune. Unless you were on the mound.Read More ›

Biz, Bullet, Baseball: History and Nicknames in the Negro Leagues

During preparations for a book display, I learned a great deal about these players, their stats, and the origins of their nicknames.Read More ›

Toni Stone: Pioneer for Women's Baseball

Did you know that Toni Stone was the first of three women to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues?Read More ›

5 Noteworthy Babe Ruth–World Series Moments

The Babe had a flair for the dramatic. Especially when it came to World Series play.Read More ›

5 Baseball Records That Will Never, Ever Be Broken

Some fantastic baseball records of yesteryear. Read More ›

4 Japanese Comedy-Horror Films You Should Watch In 2015

For a New Year's resolution that's easy to keep, try these Japanese horror-comedies.Read More ›

Five Potentially Forgotten Figures From 1970s Baseball

Zany haircuts, facial hair, and afros ran rampant during 1970s baseball, as did iconic moments and historic changes to the game that still stand today. Read More ›

Meet Ner Beck, NYC Street Photographer

On view now through August 26, 2014, is NER BECK’s NYC Street Oddities: A Photo Exhibit. Over 30 recent photographs are on display at the Grand Central Branch of the New York Public Library. Ner has had a lifelong interest in overlooked street art found on his daily walks in neighborhoods throughout the city. Also on display are a few select photos of colorful prism-like reflections on windows from another of Ner's collections. Ner recently answered some questions I had about his work, his inspriation and, of course, selfies. Read More ›

Booktalking "Fifteen Love" by Nicole Leigh Shepherd

Fifteen-year-old ninth-grade identical twins Maggie and Bella Anderson did not know what was in store for them when they met Coach Kasinski. Coach K, as she did not appreciate being called, liked her players to play the Kasinski way, whatever that meant. Maggie eats junk food while Bella watches her diet. Maggie twirls the racket while Bella perfects her game. Bella is obsessed with the game, while Maggie reluctantly participates. Is a Classic title on their horizon?Read More ›

Christopher Stadulis: Actor-Firefighter at Teen Central

The partnership between Yianni Stamas and Lights Camera Read and NYPL's Teen Central at Grand Central continues with our 2013 entrepreneurial series for teens — examining jobs in the real world. Our first event featured actor/firefighter Christopher Stadulis.

I have to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to Teen Central and make his presentation on a pro bono basis. I found our conversation with Chris inspirational and informative, plus Chris 

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Happy Birthday Grand Central Terminal!

Did you know that Grand Central Station (also known as Grand Central Terminal) recently turned 100?

Opened in 1871 on 42nd Street between Park and Lexington avenues, the station was renovated and reopened in February 1913. Grand Central is one of the largest train connecters to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) 4, 5, 6,

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Borimix 2012 Puerto Rican Fest and the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

Miguel Trelles, one of the hands behind the scenes of Festival Borimix, is the kind of New Yorker who gives you hope.

After Sandy blacked out and knocked us off our hinges — like the Lower East Side and the rest of the City, Borimix 2012 Puerto Rico Fest picked itself up dusted off and now also in the aftermath of a contentious racially and sexually charged but hopefully empowering election, from the Belly-ache opera to the Mexican Pinocchio, Miguel and his cohorts at the Clemente 

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