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Watch New Yorkers Share Stories of Those They Lost to COVID-19

Hundreds gathered virtually to celebrate the lives of New Yorkers as part of THE CITY’s MISSING THEM Project. It’s part of a growing, ongoing movement to memorialize the many killed by the virus.

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Library Grab-and-Go (and Quarantine) Grows as New Yorkers Prove Hungry for Books

NYC’s three library systems are gearing up to reopen more branches for limited service, even as all returned items are sequestered for 96 hours.

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We’re Tackling Questions on Rent, Jobs and Food Access at the Next Open Newsroom. Join Us

The Open Newsroom is back beginning this week with a lineup of experts to help attendees navigate issues during the pandemic. The sessions are online — and they’re free.

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NYC Public Libraries Mull Grab-and-Go Book Pickup Service

Meanwhile, e-book purchases grow as officials serve readers’ immediate needs while preparing for a technological transformation hastened by pandemic.

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The Open Newsroom Is Back — Virtually. We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About…

Join THE CITY for a Zoom-powered discussion about coronavirus on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m. ET. Help us make local news more collaborative.

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Neverending Story: Brooklyn Library Revamp Drags 14 Years

Patrons at the Rugby branch are relegated to a trailer and frustrations rise over the city’s longest ongoing library renovation project.

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The Open Newsroom’s Second Round Is Coming. Sign Up Now

Our year-long project with Brooklyn Public Library to explore how to make local news more collaborative returns with new meet-ups in August.

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How Can News Better Serve You? Join The Open Newsroom

THE CITY and the Brooklyn Public Library are teaming for a year of community meetings to explore how to make local news and info more collaborative.

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Libraries Face Nearly $900 Million Shortfall to Fix Aging Buildings

Problems at the city’s 220 branches range from leaky roofs to broken heaters. Library officials struggle on priorities as patrons feel the brunt.


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