Nabe News: November 18
Happy 100 to Seward Park library branch, Manhattan secession, and Homer Simpson, all in today’s neighborhood news!
Happy centennial to the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library, located on East Broadway. The library opened on November 11, 1909, and was quickly proclaimed the branch with the highest circulation – 425,571 [Cityroom]
Rags to riches for the lot at 229 East Second Street. The transformation is nearly complete [EV Grieve]
Curbed tabulated the ten best new buildings of the decade. The New Museum and Cooper Union academic building both placed high in the countdown, fourth and fifth respectively [Curbed]
Should New York City secede and become the 51st state in the union? The idea of secession has been floated throughout history, but was close to fruition in 1861. “Mayor Fernando Wood proposed that the city form a city-state called Tri-Insula—that’s Latin for ‘three islands’—composed of Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island.” [Ephemeral NY]
Homer Simpson watches over those near the Cooper Square Hotel [Neither More Nor Less]
If you see something, say something…but don’t expect any station agents to listen. Thanks budget cuts [NYC The Blog]