Inwood Library’s Transformation Into Affordable Housing Is Closer

NY Curbed reports that plans to redevelop Inwood’s library into affordable housing is moving forward. Last week, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, in partnership with the New York Public Library, released a request for proposals to redevelop the site at 4790 Broadway. Continue Reading →

NYPL Needs Your Help To Identify Vintage Streetscapes From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that the New York Public Library has a vast collection of historical images of the city, but there’s one glaring problem: Most of those images lack the context of place that make them so special. Continue Reading →

Libraries From Harlem To Hollis Plagued By Leaky Roofs, Mold And More

Flooding, power outages, mold and other infrastructure problems are too common in city libraries, a report finds. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez, Espaillat And Others Announce Support for Inwood Library

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Senator Marisol Alcantara, and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa issue their support for the proposal to construct a new Inwood library with 100% affordable housing included in the project. Continue Reading →

Ydanis Rodriguez Invites You To Join The Inwood Library Visioning Sessions

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I would like to let you know about a great opportunity to mold the future for our treasured Inwood Library. Continue Reading →

City Proposes Swallowing Inwood Library With Affordable Housing Development

Officials from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) proposed a drastic redevelopment of the Inwood Library into a public-private development featuring affordable housing units stacked on top of a renovated library. Continue Reading →

Digging Up The Past: Commemorating 90 Years Of The Schomburg

Digging Up the Past Commemorating 90 Years of the SchomburgIn 1926, the Carnegie Corporation awarded The New York Public Library a grant to acquire the invaluable personal collection of Arturo A. Schomburg. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Rosa Parks Collection At The Library Of Congress

rosaparksThe Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online. The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Continue Reading →

Timbaland Podcast On Mantronix, Reinvention, And Kids In Harlem (audio)

timbaland_banner3Timbaland is a producer, rapper, songwriter, and now, an author. A four-time Grammy winner, Timbaland has worked with artists including Rihanna, Nas, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Nelly Furtado, Drake, Missy Elliot, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Madonna, and Mariah Carey. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: To Address Income Inequality, Start With Libraries From Harlem To Hollis

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This week, New York City’s three library systems testified before the City Council about how they are spending the significant increase in operating funds granted in the current budget.The underlying question is: Was this a wise investment? Continue Reading →

Crushing Demands On Libraries From Harlem To Hollis

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You already know that libraries are nowhere close to becoming obsolete — despite the fear-mongering you might see in some news outlets. Continue Reading →

New York Public Library’s A People’s History of Harlem

harlem oral hisotry1Harlem history deserves to be documented, preserved, and celebrated, and the New York Public Library started their Community Oral History Project to collect Harlem and surrounding Harlem stories from those who have lived them firsthand. Continue Reading →