The Center for an Urban Future report highlights the immediate and long-term needs of NYC libraries, pushing for a reformed funding system, expansion, and redevelopment.
CUF report finds New York City local libraries increasingly important to communities while infrastructure and development needs remain unmet.
WNYC's Brian Lehrer interviews David Giles and Jonathan Bowles from the Center for an Urban Future about the state of NYC branch libraries, in comparison to other city systems.
A newly released report analyzes NYC public library branches’ capital needs and offers a blueprint for how to address the maintenance crisis.
Featuring excerpts from nominations submitted for last year’s NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, "My Library Is" illuminates the myriad ways that public libraries enrich communities — in New Yorkers’ own words.
Created by filmmakers Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks, this Revson-funded documentary highlights the many unexpected ways the city’s libraries enrich New Yorkers’ lives and strengthen the social fabric of communities.
The New York Times talks to Spaceworks’ Paul Parkhill about the lack of affordable studio space for artists in the five boroughs.
Revson’s president Julie Sandorf speaks with CUNY Television’s Sarah Pizon about the Foundation’s work with New York City’s public libraries.
Many of the city’s branch libraries feature half-empty shelves, reflecting budget constraints more than changing readership demands: since 2002, citywide circulation has grown by nearly 60 percent. Part of the City Limits series.
City Limits launches an ongoing project looking at the potential for New York’s libraries to fill a critical gap in our civic infrastructure, as well as the challenges and difficult choices the library systems face
Gonzalez visits the NYC Neighborhood Library Award-winning Sheepshead Bay Library, a branch that provides invaluable services to many immigrants in the neighborhood despite years of decreased city funding.
In this testimony before a City Council hearing, Revson’s president, Julie Sandorf, makes a case for why the capital funding process for New York City’s public libraries should be reformed.
It’s always easier for political candidates to seek credit for something new, but the best solution is to build on a system that has been proven to work, that New Yorkers already rely on and care deeply about — their libraries. If the mayoral hopefuls truly prioritize results, they should propose offering more support to our public library system.
“These nominations reveal the passion that New Yorkers have for their neighborhood libraries,” said Foundation president Julie Sandorf. “Our libraries promote and reflect the promise of our city — evening the playing field for millions of New Yorkers who seek self-improvement.”
The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced the five winners of the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an initiative that resulted in 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers. The five winning libraries, each of which received $10,000 at an…
Over 4,300 New Yorkers submit nominations — an extraordinary response that yielded ten finalists from across all five boroughs.
Plus, listen to AdrianaBlancarte-Hayward share her story as an immigrant from Mexicowho went from attending her library’s English language learning programs tomanaging a branch.
Linda Johnson, TomGalante, and Anthony Marx talk to Brian Lehrer about the myriad servicesprovided by public libraries on which New Yorkers increasingly rely, even aslibrary budgets contract due to shrinking city funding. Nominate your branch for an NYC Neighborhood Library Award and it could win $10,000!
Five branch libraries throughout the five boroughs will each receive $10,000 in recognition of the outstanding service they provide to their communities. Listen to Revson’s Julie Sandorf and Lincoln Center’s Reynold Levy discuss the need for such an award with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.
"Over a quarter of New York City’s 8.2 million residents borrow books from the city’s three public library systems. For those who cannot afford to buy downloads, digital books from libraries are essential to improving literacy, civic engagement and the technological facility necessary for economic success."
Every year, The Daily Beast shines a light on fifty American rabbis who are "influencers on a grand scale [and] effective at bringing ideas, innovations, and inspiration to large numbers of American Jews."
“[M]ore and more people are going to libraries to better themselves intellectually, and to pick up the skills they need to succeed in this economy.”
Mark your calendars and don’t miss this documentary film about how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years.
The New York Times’ architecture critic Michael Kimmelman gives a shout-out to the Center for an Urban Future’s "Branches of Opportunity" report on New York City’s public libraries on Twitter.
The apartment of New York City’s future has all the amenities of modern life: wheelchair-accessible bathroom, a full kitchen, space for entertaining and access to a gym, communal lounge, front and back porches and a rooftop garden — all in 370 square feet.
David Giles, research director at the Center for an Urban Future and the author of the report, "Branches of Opportunity", argues that New York City’s public libraries deserve even more support in today’s electronic era.
Circulation at library branches in the Bronx reached 5.36 million in 2011, while 347,859 people in the borough attended education programs, ranging from computer literacy classes to GED prep programs.
Over 40 million visits were paid to the New York, Brooklyn and Queens systems in 2011, more than the combined attendance at all the city’s professional sports games or major cultural institutions.
The Rockaways still look like ghost towns. But the community libraries are there—if only in the form of a bus, parked in front of the gutted, muddy Peninsula branch.
Project becomes reality with New York City’s "adAPT NYC" competition: The WSJ and Crain’s report on enthusiastic response to call for micro apartment designs.
Ms. Effron has helped to spearhead "Love a Library," a day of service to happen on September 22 at library branches across New York, Brooklyn and Queens.
Women continue to be underrepresented among tenured researchers in the hard sciences. Now Israel has developed a tailored intervention to address the disparity.