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The Early Proposed Railways for New York City, Part 2

Beach Pneumatic Transit Company built 312 feet of tunnel under Broadway from Warren Street to Murray Street. It closed in 1873 and the tunnel was used for a while as a shooting gallery, but even that did not pay, and for years the tunnel was neglected and the entrance was closed by an iron grating. Read more about the subway that could have been. Read More ›

Can You Grok This? Stories of Strangers in a Strange Land, Part 1

In honor of Robert Heinlein's birthday, we asked our NYPL librarians: What are some other books that speak to displacement—of being a stranger in a strange land?Read More ›

Podcast #68: Sally Mann on Ethical Photography and Stories

Primarily working in black and white portraiture, Mann imbues her work with luminosity and a sensual macabre. Her memoir Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs is newly published, and this week on the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Sally Mann discussing ethical photography and stories.Read More ›

Essential David Lynch Reads

That gum you like is going to come back in style... get ready with this collection of Lynchian longform journalism.Read More ›

Finding Yiddish Music: A Quick Online Guide

Use these resources to find Yiddish music online and in libraries and archives: search for sheet music, audio recordings, catalogs, and print anthologies.Read More ›

Historic Central Park Maps

The Library's collection includes a diverse range of cartographic material including well-known topographic surveys depicting the landscape before the park’s construction as well as numerous maps published after its completion with indexes that list amenities and places of interest.Read More ›

Booktalking "Wild Hearts" by Jessica Burkhart

Brie's father is building a hotel while Logan's dad rails against the project because it will displace wild mustangs.Read More ›

Romantic Interests: Sex, Lies and Poetry Redux, Part 2

Shelley's literary response to the events in England was less judicious than Byron's. Oedipus Tyrannus; or, Swellfoot the Tyrant, a two-act barnyard burlesque in which all the leading political figures of the day were satirized, was rushed into print in London and caught the censor's eye the moment it appeared. Read More ›

Booktalking "Stronger Than You Know" by Jolene Perry

Fifteen-year-old Joy is trying to transcend her troubled past. Read More ›

CMP: Career Overview and Opportunities With Time Warner Cable

CMP (Chinatown Manpower Project) presents a recruitment event, Career Overview and Opportunities with Time Warner Cable, on Tuesday, July 7.Read More ›

Job and Employment Links for the Week of July 5

Recruiting from H&R Block, Time Warner Cable, SAGEWorks, and more.Read More ›

ACRL/NY Mentoring and New Librarian Discussion Group, June 2015

ACRL/NY has a mentoring and new librarians meeting twice a year. It is a great chance to meet other new librarians, more experienced librarians and network. Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Listen to scholars and other experts discuss their recent nonfiction books on a wide variety of subjects and ask them questions. Read More ›

美国, 美国 (Part Three)

移民到美國, 無論是初來步到或已落地生根, 每人背後都有一段故事. 七月四日是美國國慶. 在這歡樂的日子, 讓我們細細回味過去的甘苦, 以敞開心扉面对美好的將來.Read More ›

Independence Day Booths: Fourth of July Feasting in 19th Century New York

Ready for Fourth of July barbeques? Of course you’ll be having some pickled oysters, egg nog, and lobster, right? If you think these are some interesting cuisine choices for Independence Day festivities, 19th century New Yorkers would disagree.Read More ›

The Olive Branch and the Declaration of Independence

Was the Declaration of Independence really necessary? Or was it widely understood by the end of 1775 that the American colonies were already engaged in a war for independence? The key to answering these questions about July 4, 1776 begins with the events of July 5, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress approved the Olive Branch Petition.Read More ›

Revolutionary Reading

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, read some of these fascinating historical fiction and nonfiction titles to better understand how our country came to be.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 ›

Go Set a Second Novel

Here’s a list of classic novels we wish had sequels, whatever they may have been.Read More ›

Podcast #67: Werner Herzog on Greece and Wrestlemania

At this point, it's safe to call Werner Herzog a cinema legend. Born in Munich, the director, screenwriter, and producer has directed sixty-seven films. He has won four awards at the Cannes Film Festival and been nominated for one Academy Award. Read More ›
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