Shuttered Lefrak City library branch flooded during Ida and again in April.
One library repair project has been in the works for nearly 14 years, THE CITY found.
When the New York Public Library launched grab-and-go service just over three weeks ago, Danny Pearlstein reserved 10 books at the first opportunity and eagerly waited for them to arrive at his local branch. They began to come in one at a time 10 days later, but one of his books went missing. He thought, […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. The New York Public Library is working on a plan to launch grab-and-go services for books and other materials — even as it’s buying more e-books, THE CITY has learned. The dual approach reflects efforts to serve readers’ […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A Long Island City luxury tower topped by a rooftop sky lounge is a monument to disability discrimination, a federal lawsuit alleges. The Fair Housing Justice Center contends the developers, architects and owner of […]
A Brooklyn library with a makeshift air conditioner that shoots in mosquitos and blows so loud people can barely hear themselves. A Rockaway library so cold in the winter staffers have to wear gloves. A Bronx library where bricks topple onto the sidewalk. Those are some of the 220 public library branches in the five […]