More Than a Century of NYC’s Neighborhood Libraries
The New York Public Library is proud to honor Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), the visionary philanthropist whose gift of $5,200,000 toward the building of branch libraries in New York City helped guarantee that every New Yorker has access to a library in his or her neighborhood. Spurred on by Carnegie’s historic philanthropy, on April 26, 1901, the New York State Legislature passed an act empowering the City of New York to build a system of free circulating libraries that today numbers 217 branches across NYC’s five boroughs.
Drawn primarily from the Library’s collections, the letters, documents, and photographs on view showcase Carnegie’s strong conviction—which he spelled out in an 1889 essay—that a free public library was the “best gift that can be given to a community.” In March 1901, Carnegie wrote to John S. Billings, director of the recently incorporated New York Public Library, that he would consider it a “rare privilege” to furnish the money needed for the new buildings: “Sixty-five libraries at one stroke probably breaks the record, but this is a day of big operations, and New York is soon to be the biggest of Cities.” New York was indeed the first and greatest beneficiary of Carnegie’s massive library philanthropy, which eventually extended to more than 2,500 libraries throughout the English-speaking world.
This display not only pays tribute to Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born American industrialist, but also honors the employees of the city’s three library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library, and Queens Library—who carry on Carnegie’s vision of creating opportunity for all through access to books and education. Carnegie began his career toiling in a Pennsylvania cotton factory at the age of thirteen, but he was a voracious reader. A kindly neighbor lent the young man books from his personal library—and the rest is history.
Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.
Tribunus, in English tribune, was the title of various elected officials in Ancient Rome. The two most important were the tribunes of the plebs and the military tribunes. For most of Roman history, a college of ten Tribunes of the Plebs acted as a check on the authority of the senate and the annual magistrates, holding the power of ius intercessionis to intervene on behalf of the plebeians, and veto unfavourable legislation. There were also military tribunes, who commanded portions of the Roman army, subordinate to the higher magistrates, such as the consuls and praetors, promagistrates, and their legates. Various officers within the Roman army were also known as tribunes. The title was also used for several other positions and classes in the course of Roman history.\
Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, represents the middle portion of the borough and island of Manhattan in New York City, as noted along the long axis of the island. Midtown is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the United Nations Headquarters, and it contains world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan separates Lower Manhattan from Upper Manhattan.
Midtown Manhattan is the largest central business district in the United States and ranks among the most intensely used pieces of real estate in the world. While Lower Manhattan is the main financial center, Midtown is the country’s largest commercial, entertainment, and media center; Midtown Manhattan is also a growing financial center, second in importance in the United States only to Lower Manhattan’s Financial District. The majority of New York City’s skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. The area hosts commuters and residents working in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; many tourists, visiting residents, and students populate the district. Some areas, such as Times Square and the Fifth Avenue corridor, have large clusters of retail stores, and Times Square is the center of Broadway theatre. The Avenue of the Americas holds the headquarters of three of the four major U.S. television networks.
We are not New-York Tribune !
The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper, first established by Horace Greeley in 1841. Between 1842 and 1866, the newspaper bore the name New-York Daily Tribune. From the 1840s through the 1860s it was the dominant Whig Party and then Republican newspaper in the U.S. The paper achieved a circulation of approximately 200,000 during the decade of the 1850s, making it the largest in New York City and perhaps the nation. The Tribune’s editorials were widely read and helped shape national opinion.
In 1924 it was merged with the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune, which in turn ceased publication in 1966.
The Tribune was created by Horace Greeley in 1841 with the goal of providing a straightforward, trustworthy media source in an era when newspapers such as the New York Sun and New York Herald thrived on sensationalism. Greeley had previously published a weekly newspaper, The New Yorker (unrelated to the modern magazine), in 1833, and was also publisher of the Whig Party’s political organ, Log Cabin. In 1841, he merged operations of these two publications into a new newspaper, the New-York Tribune.
Daguerrotype of the Tribune editorial staff by Mathew Brady, circa 1850s. Horace Greeley is seated, second from the right. Legendary editor Charles Dana is standing, center.
The Tribune did reflect some of Horace Greeley’s idealist views. The journal retained Karl Marx as its London-based European correspondent in 1852. The arrangement provided Marx with much needed income during a period of his life in which his friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels could only provide limited financial support. The arrangement, whereby Engels also submitted articles under Marx’s by-line, lasted ten years, with the final Marx column being published in February 1862.
Space Apps NYC 2015 – Day 2 Live Webcast at Microsoft NY, 11 Times Square on April 12, 2015.
05:00 — Mike Caprio, Startup Bus, SpaceApps NYC.
07:25 — Gabe Perez-Giz, Host of Space Time Show on PBS Digital Studios, SpaceApps NYC Master of Ceremonies.
07:55 — Tara Ruttley, Associate Program Scientist for ISS at NASA — “Hacking Away At Gravity on the ISS- Rethinking our Science Questions”.
40:15 — Deanne Bell, Founder of Future Engineers, “Future Engineers And My Career In Engineering”.
1:05:30 — Cynthia Bouthout, Director of Business Development for Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), “CASIS: Your Access To The ISS NL”.
1:30:11 –– Cady Coleman, NASA Astronaut
1:37:00 — NASA Panel, “How to work with NASA”.
1:38:06 — Beth Beck, Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA.
1:40:23 — Eldora Valentine, Communications Officer in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA.
1:41:19 — Jason Duly, Open Innovation Team at NASA, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
2:08:00 — Matthew Borgatti, Lead Scientist at Super Releaser – “Soft Robotics and Spacesuits”.
2:30:30 — Ted Southern, Founder of Final Frontier Design, “How To Run A Space Technology Startup”.
2:57:30 — Emily Rice PhD, Assistant Professor at CUNY College of Staten Island, Research Associate at American Museum of Natural History, “Alien Atmospheres”.
3:18:35 — Andrew Hill Phd, Lead Scientist at CartoDB, “Gaining Insights From Mapping Data”.
3:54:00 — NASA Commercial.
4:34:30 — Project Demos, Presented by Mike Caprio, Alice Ng and David Hochman.
8:03:55 — Judging by SpaceApps NYC panel.
8:15:00 — Closing remarks.
NYC Homepage: http://spaceappsnyc.com/
Global homepage: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/
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Hackathon Stories: sharing stories about experiences participating in hackathons. Katey Metzroth, SecondMuse and New York City Next Top Makers
Leslie Birch, Freelance Maker and Blogger for Adafruit Industries. Niki Selken, Parsons School of Design. Olivia Ross, Black Girls CODE
APRIL 10, 2015 – SPACEAPPS DATA BOOTCAMP Civic Hall NYC
NYC Homepage: http://spaceappsnyc.com/
Global homepage: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org
Manattan Business Club – ManhattanBusinessClub.com
Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, granted US asylum after years living illegally in Boston, dies at 61.
President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61.
Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in the country illegally, living in Boston public housing . Source nola.com
Fake news or real problem ?
Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities. Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, colleges have become a place where alternative thinking goes to die. Students who speak out on behalf of traditional American ideals, unfortunately, are often silenced by college administrators. Learn how the college campus, a place that should be an intellectual melting pot, has turned into anything but, violating the rights of those who have alternate opinions.
Lecturer: Greg Lukianoff, President at The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Before joining FIRE, Lukianoff worked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the Organization for Aid to Refugees, and the EnvironMentors Project.
Go home and scream ! About traveling to Fascist Germany, about american Jews idealism before WW2 , Julius Striker, Kristal night, antisemitism and shtetls. Was Bushwick Avenue stronghold for Germans nazy in America ? NYU and traditions of anti semitism in New York.
The beginning of antisemitism in USA. Original video with Ruth Gruber
Unique among cultural institutions that collect moving image and sound media, Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive
Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin’s gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.
Her son, David Michaels, confirmed her death.