Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Everybody Loves A Bookmobile

I have always thought of the bookmobile as an outreach tool for rural or suburban libraries, but even the great Brooklyn Public Library in New York City still sends them into the community. The little video below directed by Steve … Continue reading

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Save Walt Whitman’s House

Walt Whitman, America’s most beloved poet, lived at 99 Ryerson Street in Brooklyn, New York when his world famous book Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855. Although the poet lived in more than 30 buildingsĀ in New York City … Continue reading

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A New Home for Readers and Writers

The Center for Fiction, which describes itself as “the only organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of fiction,” has announced that its new home will open in Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 2019. The three-story complex, … Continue reading

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Books and Music

Greenlight Bookstore in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, N.Y. was recently the setting for a new music video called “Good Kisser” from the group Lake Street Dive.

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Banksy Hits Brooklyn and the Bowery

It seems that Banksy is not done with NYC yet. This weekend more works attributed to the notorious British street artist appeared in Manhattan and in the Borough of Brooklyn. “Free Zehra Dogan” surfaced on the famous Bowery art wall … Continue reading

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See NYC from the sea

If you are one of the millions of folks who will be visiting New York City this summer, be sure to take advantage of the recently relaunched and expanded passenger ferry service between the boroughs. As you can see from … Continue reading

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Let’s Stay Together

h/t to illustrator/author Aram Kim & the Brooklyn Library

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Mapping 2016

Every year, the National Geographic tantalizes cartography geeks with a selection of the year’s best published maps. The 2016 list is fascinating and wildly diverse in focus and design. I’ve shared some below, but you can view the entire list … Continue reading

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Is It Wrong

I haven’t quite made up my mind about these new takes on the New York City subway map from the Brooklyn-based Triboro Design team. The duo explain their design choices by saying, “we chose the most inappropriate colors that we … Continue reading

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Reading Project

For the past year or so, stacks of books have been appearing around New York City with attached notes which read: “Take a book. Any book. Email the artist when you’ve finished it.” The mystery man behind The Reading Project … Continue reading

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