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President of the New York Public Library Discusses Past, Present and Future

Jack Ford talks to New York Public Library President and CEO Tony Marx about the past, present and future of the nation's largest library system.

Writer Truman Capote is seen at Studio 54 in New York City on January 7, 1978. (AP Photo)
John Farley  |  September 22, 2011 3:05 PM | 1 Comment
Find the homes of Brooklyn literary legends and learn a bit about their histories.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 19, 2011 6:19 PM | 1 Comment
Some commuters dread their daily schlep, but this week's Kickstarter picks prove that the subway system can be a source of creative inspiration.VIDEO
Eugene Mirman, who makes regular appearances of Flight of the Concords and Adult Swim, started the film festival as an inside joke with his fans in 2008.
Bridget Leahy  |  September 19, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Banish those end-of-summer blues with some laughter therapy. From the A-list to the X-rated, this season's got an impressive line-up of funny on offer.
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September 16, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Shakespeare in Yiddish?
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," MetroFocus looked at who's shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Even the creators of the World Maker Faire admit to having trouble defining it. Think combination engineering conference, Burning Man, TED Talk and 1939 World's Fair.VIDEO
The runway models get to wear the fun stuff but for the PR people backstage, Fashion Week attire is all about business. Photo courtesy of Karen Duffy.
Karen Duffy  |  September 15, 2011 1:03 PM | 6 Comments
You've seen what the models on the runway wear, but what's the dress code for the staff that makes it all happen backstage?
The 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of openhousenewyork's tour sites this year. Photo: Flickr/Steve Minor
Bridget Leahy  |  September 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: December 1, 2011 1:00 PM | 7 Comments
Experience New York's historic structures, design wonders and unique public spaces at one of these urban design events.
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September 14, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Imagine a bookstore with only one section: "Cookbooks."
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  September 14, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
The festival offers a cultural Indian summer of sorts, featuring everything from a funk orchestra to opera arias, modern dance to children’s musicals. VIDEO
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