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    New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan branch and Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street branch

    New York City Public Library’s branches are in need of repairs totaling $1.1 billion, according to a report released today from think-tank the Center for an Urban Future. [more]

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  • From left: The New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue and the Hamilton Grange location

    From left: The New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue and the Hamilton Grange branch in Harlem

    Libraries can be more than just quiet reading rooms and stacks of dusty books.

    After the planned $300 million renovation, the New York Public Library aims to be innovative and interactive and it’s doing so by looking south for inspiration. [more]

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  • The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room

    The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room

    Officials have announced that the New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room will close for six months for inspections and repairs after a one-foot wide slab of plaster fell from the ceiling last month. [more]

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  • New York Public Library at 455 Fifth Avenue

    New York Public Library at 455 Fifth Avenue

    A revamped renovation plan to upgrade the New York Public Library’s flagship site on Fifth Avenue is expected to cost about $300 million. [more]

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  • The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room

    The New York Public Library’s Rose Main Reading Room

    WEEKENDEDITION Book lovers are losing the New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room for about two weeks. The NYPL is shuttering the room after a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling Wednesday night. [more]

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    New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

    The New York Public Library canceled plans to renovate its main branch at 42nd Street. The city had pledged $150 million to the project, which will now solely involve the rehabbing of the Mid-Manhattan building at 455 Fifth Avenue near 40th Street. [more]

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  • New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

    New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street

    The New York Public Library’s massive renovation project has been given the thumbs-up by a city environmental review and as well as a state review, the library announced on its website Tuesday. [more]

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  • 455 Fifth Avenue

    455 Fifth Avenue

    A plan to demolish the book stacks at the New York Public Library’s historic Fifth Avenue location has been scrapped. [more]

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    New York Public Library

    New York Public Library is facing a second court fight over its $350 million renovation plan, Law360 reported. [more]

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  • New York Public Library

    Thousands of foreclosure settlement checks issued to homeowners written for the wrong amounts. Architect Winka Dubbeldam sells 497 Greenwich for $1.95M. New York Public Library renovation plan sparks protests. Workers remove only tree to survive construction of 51 Astor Place. Graffiti artists attracted to metallic sheen of Brooklyn Bridge. Read these stories and more after the jump.

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  • Governor’s Island

    Governor’s Island calls on developers to “transform” southern half of island. Battery Park City’s 1 Rector Park 90 percent sold out. TD to give $200K to revitalize 12 NYC neighborhoods. Drumming up resentment at Marriott’s Gowanus hotel. A review of NYPL’s $300M renovation plan. Read these stories and more after the jump.

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  • From left: Norman Foster, the New York Public Library and a project rendering (source: Curbed)

    Starchitect Norman Foster’s plans for the renovation of the New York Public Library flagship on Fifth Avenue were revealed today, with features including a multi-level atrium, Bryant Park views and a teen center, the New York Times reported. Project construction will kick off this summer and will be completed in 2018. [more]

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  • Science, Industry and Business Library at 188 Madison Avenue

    The New York Public Library has sold five floors of a Madison Avenue building for $60.8 million, according to the New York Post. The third through seventh floors of the Science, Industry and Business Library at 188 Madison Avenue near East 34th Street was purchased by the Church Pension Group, which will use the space as its headquarters. The space comprises 140,000 square feet and only the fifth floor is currently occupied.

    CPG, which handles investments for employees and clergy of the Episcopal Church, plans to sublease its existing offices at 437 and 445 Fifth Avenue upon moving into the Madison Avenue property. [more]

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  • Municipal Arts Society President Vin Cipolla speaking last night

    [Updated at 6:32 p.m. with additional comment from the Municipal Arts Society] City developers may want to book it to the nearest library. The Municipal Arts Society is initiating conversations about potentially turning underused city library space into housing, according to MAS President Vin Cipolla. [more]

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    A view of the portico at the Frick Collection
    The Frick Collection may well be the stodgiest and most stalwart institution in Manhattan — and I mean that as a compliment. But change does come to this doughty museum, as is evident in the opening, two weeks ago, of its new portico gallery, dedicated to sculpture and the decorative arts.

    Strictly speaking, this is not a new structure, but rather the reapplication — one might almost say the resurrection — of a pre-existing structure. For nearly a century now, New Yorkers walking along Fifth Avenue and 71st Street have seen a long, colonnaded portico stretching from the recessed main building right up to the avenue. But no one ever entered it, and the museum never made any use of it. This is the narrow space that has now been developed into a lovely, glazed gallery that feels fully in keeping with the luxurious style of the rest of the building. … [more]

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  • The New York Public Library has sold the Annex, a storage space located at 530 West 44th Street, to the New York City School Construction Authority for $40 million, according to public records filed with the city today.

    The sale of the Annex, which housed materials from the library’s collections, closed earlier this month after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council approved SCA’s plans to build a high school at the site.

    The materials stored at the Annex, between 10th and 11th avenues, have been relocated to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue and to the library’s storage facility in Princeton, N.J. … [more]

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  • The Donnell Library site on West 53rd Street

    [Updated at 10:33 p.m. with comment to The Real Deal] The aging, five-story Donnell Library on West 53rd Street is back on track to become a hotel thanks to a new contract to develop the site by Tribeca Associates and Starwood Capital. (Note: correction appended).The partnership is planning a 260,000-square-foot, $400 million project that includes condominium units, hotel rooms and space for a new library, sources told Crain’s. Orient-Express Hotels had signed onto a similar deal in 2007, under
    which it agreed to buy the site from the New York Public Library for $59
    million, although a spokesperson told The Real Deal “the deal is not final.” … [more]

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