all stories tagged "New York Public Library"


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May 22, 2013 2:52 PM | Comments
In this edition, MetroFocus reprises its reporting on the minimum wage debate, the changing role of city libraries, and birdwatchers after Hurricane Sandy, with a new segment on Michael Moss' new book, "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us"VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  February 27, 2013 10:11 AM | 1 Comment
A recent report from the Center for an Urban Future looks at the role of public libraries in the digital age.VIDEO
The Rose Main Reading Room at the New York Public Library has hosted scores of researchers for decades. The room will remain the same. MetroFocus/ Chie Witt
Georgia Kral  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
MetroFocus sits down with Dr. Anthony Marx, CEO and President of the New York Public Library for a video interview.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 23, 2012 7:20 AM | 3 Comments
That Duane Reade across the street just might have been a slaughterhouse and your corner Starbucks, well, that was likely a grain storehouse, or maybe the local malt house...
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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
Wollman Rink, near 59th St. in Central Park, is the city's largest rink. Flickr/SpecialKRP
Annie Rose Ramos  |  December 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Get your skate on at these lovely -- and less crowded -- alternatives to Rock Center's iconic rink.
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Philip Sutton for the New York Public Library  |  November 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments

Have you ever wondered who lived in your apartment before you? Thanks to the Library’s Milstein Division, you can gain access to hundreds of resources to help solve the mystery. Philip Sutton, blogger for the New York Public Library’s Milstein Division, explains.

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John Farley  |  August 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: May 24, 2012 12:40 PM | 2 Comments
The New York Public Library's menu collection illuminates the fascinating, often strange shifts in the city's belly, as well as its heart.
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