Committee to Save the New York Public Library

2016 Grassroots Awards and Preservation Party Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2016 Contact: Simeon Bankoff; Executive Director 212-614-9107 ext. 12 HDC HONORS NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVISTS WITH ANNUAL GRASSROOTS PRESERVATION AWARDS NEW YORK, NY – The Historic Districts Council (HDC) will present its annual Grassroots Preservation Awards to five organizations and individuals on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Saint Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, […]

New York Public Library Drops Plan to Destroy Book Stacks

Details for Renovations Still Unclear In a stunning turn-around on Wednesday, it was announced that the New York Public Library has abandoned the majority of the controversial Central Library Plan and would be retaining (and renovating) the Mid Manhattan Library building and not removing the integral book stacks which form the heart of the 42nd […]

SAVING THE LIONS’ CAGE: NYPL’S MULTI-STORY STACKS

Friday, December 6th 6PM Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003. The plan to remove millions of books from the New York Public Library’s century old building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue has caused an outcry from writers and scholars, but less has been said about the book stacks that […]

Save the New York Public Library Rally – May 8, 2013

On May 8th the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and HDC met with other organizations and members of the community to rally against the Central Library Plan. Below is a video taken of the rally (Part 1) Citizens protest the NYPL “Central Library Plan.” http://www.savenypl.org/

Save the New York Public Library Rally – May 8, 2013

On May 8th the Committee to Save the New York Public Library and HDC met with other organizations and members of the community to rally against the Central Library Plan. Below is a video taken of the rally (Part 2) Citizens protest the NYPL “Central Library Plan.” http://www.savenypl.org/

Committee to Save the New York Public Library: The Central Library Plan

The Truth About the Central Library Plan Executive Summary The Central Library Plan (CLP) would close and sell two major public libraries – the Mid-Manhattan branch and the Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL) – and consolidate their functions within the 42nd Street Research Library building. To accomplish this, the Research Library’s seven-story book stacks […]

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