The New York Public Library and the state of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that they will both exhibit the library’s rarely-seen original copy of the Bill of Rights over the next six years. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the 225th anniversary of the drafting of the Bill of Rights, the document will spend equal time [...]
Amid concerns that Koch Industries could buy several major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Company, industrial billionaire David Koch was forced to step down as trustee of WNET, New York City’s largest public TV station, after the New Yorker revealed how WNET gave Koch inappropriate influence over its programming. Show More Summary
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez played horribly at the team's first open practice. Sanchez threw three interceptions and drew the disdain of head coach Rex Ryan, who, according to NFL.com, called the interceptions "unacceptable." The worst of the trio was a toss to Jets nose tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison. Show More Summary
A librarian at the New York Public Library's Morgan Library branch on the Upper East Side is taking the Tilda approach to raise awareness about NYPL budget cuts. She has placed herself on display behind glass, but instead of doing this...Show More Summary
January Jones didn't list her son Xander Dane Jones' father's information on his birth certificate — and she won't be sharing it with you, either. “That’s my son’s business,” she tells The New York Times. “It’s not the public’s business.”...Show More Summary
Politico is so funny when they lose someone they actually like. In this case, it’s Jonathan Martin, their Senior Political Reporter and one of the publication’s original hires, who’s off to the New York Times. They issue a gynormous memo and Editor-in-Chief John Harris explains why the move is as good for them as it is for the other publication. Show More Summary
From left: Daniel Patterson, Massimo Bottura, David Chang Last night at the New York Public Library, chefs David Chang, Daniel Patterson, and Massimo Bottura came together to talk about the culinary adventure that is Cook It Raw with founder...
Luxoft Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of Moscow-based information technology services provider, IBS Group Holding Limited, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.
Journalist and author Katherine Boo has won the New York Public Library’s 2013 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Behind The Beautiful Forevers. The $15,000 award goes to “journalists whose books have brought clarity and public attention...Show More Summary
Hello, would you like to buy something weird? Hammer Time is our guide to things that are for sale in New York City: fantastic, consequential and freakishly grotesque archival treasures that appear in public for just a brief moment, most likely never to be seen again. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung was never one to shy away from controversy. Show More Summary
The New York City Council passed a resolution Wednesday in support of Christians and other faith groups being granted "equal access" to gather for worship on public school property after hours. The 38-11 vote is seen as another sign of progress in a years-long battle that threatens the right of Christians and other faith groups to use such spaces to gather for worship.
Opening June 7th at the New York Historical Society: AIDS in New York: The First Five Years will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Show More Summary
Members of the public in both New York City and Pennsylvania will soon get to see The New York Public Library?s original copy of the Bill of Rights, which will be exhibited for the first time in decades. The Library and the Commonwealth...Show More Summary
Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is back in public arena and he's running for mayor of New York City. The 48-year-old Democrat made headlines two years ago when he was forced to resign after accidentally tweeting a sexually suggestive photograph of his bulging manhood to one of his Twitter followers in May of 2011. Show More Summary
Standing in the Trustees Room at the New York Public Library’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman building, library President Tony Marx announced that the New York Public Library and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have agreed to jointly display the library’s original copy of the Bill of Rights...
New York Times New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has followed up on her May 13 post about photo standards in T Magazine following editor Deborah Needleman’s Photoshopping comments. In the May 13 post, Needleman said she thought a … Read more
What if someone in the public eye stepped forward and wrote a brutally honest, calm, rational, no-apologies opinion article in the New York Times about infertility as Angelina Jolie just did for the BRCA1 gene? What if they went through the statistics that play into decision-making so readers could see what the average person experiencing [...]
When New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn recently revealed her past struggle with an eating disorder and alcoholism, I imagined it must have taken a great deal of strength for a woman in her position to go public with her mental illness. Show More Summary
In the wake of the hate-motivated murder last week of Mark Carson in New York City's Greenwich Village -- just one in a string of anti-transgender and anti-gay hate crimes plaguing the city, LGBT rights activist Scott Wooledge challenged LGBT rights opponents to repudiate the violence:
Thousands of library patrons around New York City have mailed letters trying to avoid $47 million in budget cuts at New York Public Library. Follow this link to send a letter supporting the library system. You can also see how many other library patrons in your neighborhood have sent letters. Show More Summary