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New York Public Library

  1. cityscape
    There’s a Human Camera Obscura in the New York Public LibraryAn epic drawing of the minutest details from the “Perspective Twins.”
  2. The Mid-Manhattan Library Might Get Better!It’s closing for a two-year renovation in 2018.
  3. Save the Trash! Why the Gawker Archive Is ImportantWe’ve made this mistake before.
  4. The New 53rd Street Library Is Nice, Unless You Like to Read BooksGreat Wi-Fi, though.
  5. interview
    What Really Killed the New York Public Library Renovation Plan?Library president Tony Marx talks about the controversial renovations and the future of the NYPL.
  6. architecture
    Davidson on the Scratched Plan for the NYPLIt was a problematic plan, but so is standing pat as the world changes.
  7. lawsuits
    New York Public Library Not Particularly Concerned About Its Renovation LawsuitFancy New Yorkers are suing to preserve the 42nd Street flagship.
  8. life imitating seinfeld
    Book Returned to New York Library After 55 YearsTropic of Capricorn?
  9. architecture
    Panic Over NYPL’s Renovation Is OverwroughtOh, be quiet!
  10. lawsuits
    Possibly Smelly Man Suing the New York Public Library for $5.5 Million This could get icky. 
  11. crimes and misdemeanors
    New York Public Library President Drove Backward DrunkThat’s an aggravated DWI.
  12. party chat
    A Tipsy Jonathan Franzen Knows Better Than to Comment on the End of OprahWe caught up with the literary lion at the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library last night.
  13. game theory
    From the Mixed-up Files of Jane E. McGonigalAn all-night scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library.
  14. cultural institutions
    First Amendment Protects Right to Watch Threesome in Public LibraryCongress shall make no law prohibiting your viewing of threesome videos in public.
  15. new york public library
    Amherst President to Become Head of New York Public LibraryMarx looking to partner with city’s schools.
  16. Gummer and Ephron at the Library Lions BenefitThe library rejected the writer once and is trying to make up for it.
  17. It’s His Building and He’ll Dance If He Wants ToLast night the only elder philanthropist on the dance floor at the NYPL Young Lions Disco Party was Steve Schwarzman.
  18. in other news
    Breaking: Wasps Find Jews VulgarJamie Johnson is tries to get rich Wasps to be anti-Semitic, but they’re too Waspy.
  19. white men with money
    Steve Schwarzman’s Great Library Gift, Writ SmallThe Blackstone billionaire’s name will only appear on the building in letters under three inches tall.
  20. company town
    New York Public Library Lions to Become Schwarzman’s KittensFINANCE • As Blackstone’s profit sinks 89 percent, Stephen Schwartzman gets the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street named after him. The naming rights came with a very generous $100 million donation, but we’re not sure we’re ready to go have lunch on the lovely steps of “Schwarzman.” It’ll feel like we’re an undergrad at Penn or something. [NYT] • Wall Street says “There is a God” as its longtime persecutor, Eliot Spitzer, falls from grace. [NYT] • Lehman Brothers, the largest underwriter of U.S. mortgage bonds, plans to lay off 5 percent of its workforce, which is about 1,400 people. Meanwhile, Bear Sterns, the second-biggest underwriter of mortgage bonds, lost more than $1.3 billion in market value yesterday as investors worried about the firm’s liquidity. [NYP, NYP]
  21. photo op
    It Came From the Steam Tunnels! Last night’s explosion was an impressive display in itself. But equally impressive was the way it tied up seemingly the entire East Side, with trains not running and people everywhere gawking. This is our favorite picture of the gawkers — the crowd massed in front of the iconic Public Library building, all stopped and looking in the same direction. If this were a still from some fifties-era cheesy sci-fi film, that’s exactly what everyone would look like as they watched the flying saucers land. Earlier: Grand Central Explosion Kills One, Wounds 30, Inconveniences Thousands
  22. company town
    Let Them Read BooksFINANCE • At a New York Public Library fund-raiser held in his honor, Steve Schwarzman said the place did amazing things for “regular people.” [Deal Journal/WSJ] • Former Bank of America CFO Alvaro de Molina is the latest big name to join Cerberus. When asked about his title, he said: “It’s Al. That’s not the way they work.” [Deal Journal/WSJ] • A field guide to summer finance interns for creepy older guys. [Leveraged Sell-out via DealBreaker]