Posts Tagged ‘New York Public Library’

Wackiest Surrogate’s Court Cases That Have Made News Over the Years

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. by Megan Bungeroth Most New Yorkers don’t think about the Surrogate’s Court until it makes major headlines, but when it does, the cases are memorable. Here are some of the most famous and bizarre cases in recent memory. 1992- Woody Allen and Mia Farrow go to Surrogate’s Court to settle the custody battle for their [&hellip
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NYPL’s Gallery Exhibits Moveable Feast

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Free-Lunch-In-Theory600 NYPL brings back a moveable feast By Caroline Birenbaum It’s always fun to see how the palatial Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the New York Public Library is transformed by the nature of the material on view. This summer it has become a vast food hall, where the social history of the lunch hour is presented, [&hellip
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City Looks to Close the Book on More Library Funding

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts West Side Spirit, Books, Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

library2   Anyone who thinks of libraries as repressively quiet zones filled with musty books need only walk into the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library system to be instantly proven wrong. While the Upper West Side branch boasts its fair share of quiet spots as well as, of course, books, it is also a bright, modern community space where locals [&hellip
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City Week: September 24 – September 30

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Allen Houston Friday, September 24 Pipilotti Rist: Heroes of Birth—Rist already seduced many with her MoMA atrium installation; now comes a chance to check out new videos from the Swiss artist, including “All or Nothing,” a triptych of mounted LCD screens that is surrounded [&hellip
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City Week: July 9-15

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb Friday, July 9 Magic Musical—TADA! Youth Theater presents The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China, an original musical for kids, performed by kids, about a young girl who finds herself in the middle of ancient tales. TADA! Theater, 15 W. 28th St., [&hellip
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DIY at the NYPL

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By Lydie Raschka Gathering to make crafts may seem more suited to the Midwest than to our steel and concrete city. But tell that to the dozens of henna-haired hipsters, Starbucks moms, silver tops and Michelle Obama look-alikes (and a few men) who showed up April 17 at the New York Public Library’s main branch [&hellip
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CHILDREN CENTER OPENS

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The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street is slated to open a children’s center—its first in nearly four decades. The newly renovated space will circulate children’s books and recordings and house a large reading room. In celebration of the children center’s opening, the New York Public Library will hold a two-day [&hellip
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