The Schomburg And Others Celebrate An Extensive Two-Year, $22.3 Million Renovation

The New York Public Library’s renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem today celebrated the reopening of several renovated spaces after a nearly two-year, $22.3 million renovation. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Adriano Espaillat And Others Speaks At Renaming Honoring Harry Belafonte (Video)

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks and unveil a plaque alongside First Lady Chirlane McCray and Harry Belafonte and New York Public Library President & CEO Tony Marx at the renaming of the 115th Street Library to the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce IDNYC Free In 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced IDNYC will remain free in 2017, and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders’ personal background documents. Continue Reading →

Harlem River Houses Public Library Branch Tabbed For Expansion

screen_shot_2016-10-27_at_13617_pm-1477589814-8710The Macomb’s Bridge branch of the New York Public Library — located within the Harlem River Houses — has about a fourth as much seating space as a subway car. Continue Reading →

Chancellor Fariña And Others Announce New Intiative To Offer Free Wi-Fi To Students And Families

Fariña with studentsSchools Chancellor Carmen Fariña today announced a new partnership with the City’s three library systems, Google and Sprint to offer free Wi-Fi hotspots available for year-long rental to public school students and families to increase internet access at home. Continue Reading →