New York Public Library

With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit. The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York […]

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Seward Park and Chatham Square NYPL Library Branches Extend Hours During ‘High Demand’ Times

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The New York Public Library just announced sweeping extensions to its operating hours across branches in the Five Boroughs. Effective this week, dozens of branches are now open later, with a “focus on evenings, weekends, and other periods of high demand.” Here at home, the two local outposts – Seward Park and Chatham Square libraries […]

Seward Park Library a Recipient of Capital Grant for 2016

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:14 am

Yesterday morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced the recipients of her office’s 2016 Capital grant awards. $30 million was awarded to, among others, 92 schools, 9 CUNY/SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and 5 public libraries. Some of that cash investment is headed to the Lower East Side. Of particular note, is the inclusion of […]

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Seward Park Library Closing for ‘Branch Improvements’ Through the End of January

Posted January 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Starting Wednesday, the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library will temporarily close for a quick makeover. The month-long renovation project will address cosmetic issues within the century-old Lower East Side facility. We are told that modifications include replacing the floors, installing new furniture, and overall painting. All on the main level, as […]

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LPC Grants Landmark Status to Seward Park Library

Last modified June 26, 2013 at 9:19 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission first decided it would hear the case for the Seward Park Library back in December.

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LPC Calendars Seward Park Library for April 2 Hearing

Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

As previously reported, the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library is up for landmark consideration.

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Recap: Rick Rubin & Russell Simmons at New York Public Library

Posted October 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

Friday evening at the New York Public Library in Bryant Park, downtown took midtown to school on the birth of modern-day hip-hop.

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History Hunt – Week 4 Answered

Posted August 3, 2010 at 11:16 am

Many thanks to everyone for another great round of History Hunt, sponsored by the Tenement Museum.  The correct answer is the Seward Park Library at 192 East Broadway.  This week’s lucky winner is Shawn Chittle, who has won a copy of New York: The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd!

Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting Girl in New York Public Library on East Broadway

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Police are searching for a forty-something man wanted for sexually assaulting a young girl (age 9) in the New York Public Library branch at 192 East Broadway.  The crime reportedly occurred last Thursday at approximately 5 pm.

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New York on Film in the 1970s

Posted November 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

Later tonight, the 92Y Tribeca is hosting a free screening of four 16 mm film prints from the New York Public Library.  Each of the short films – Bowery Men’s Shelter, Crosby Street, Huberts, Coney Island – captures the essence of New York City during the 1970s.  The event kicks off at 6:30 pm in […]