The demise of the New York Public Library’s Central Library Plan is the end of a Bloomberg-era castle in the sky.
After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.
How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.
In mid-December, the Main Library’s celebrated stacks were booked for demolition.
Why did one of the world’s greatest libraries adopt a $300 million transformation without any real public debate?
The current renovation plan is too costly and will ruin the landmark 42nd Street building. A reasonable compromise is still on the table.
Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?
Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.
Anthony Shadid was an exceedingly rare reporter in the thinning ranks of American journalism.
As NYPL President Anthony Marx wages a public outreach campaign, opposition to the library’s renovation plan picks up support from Mario Vargas Llosa, Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Lethem and others.