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NY Library Gives Internet Free Rein Over 180K Items

'No permission required, no hoops to jump through'

(Newser) - "Menus for long-ago eaten banquets, postcards featuring buildings that no longer exist, gorgeous maps and engravings, yellowed photographs, elegant sheet music." Those are just a few of the Atlantic's favorite things contained inside a massive release of materials into the public domain courtesy of the New York... More »

At NYC Libraries, Porn Is A-OK

Your right to watch it is apparently protected by the first amendment

(Newser) - Some New Yorkers are enjoying an illicit perk at their local library: porn. Not just porn but, in the words of the New York Post , the most "extreme, hard-core Internet smut this side of the old Times Square." Turns out you can watch the aforementioned smut in the... More »

Ghostbusters Fans Take Over NY Library

Improv troupe performs scene based on movie; stunt was library's idea

(Newser) - The ghosts arrive first, and they're barely in their seats when the Ghostbusters show up to chase them out of the reading room at the New York Public Library. Both the Ghostbusters and their prey spread laughter throughout the Fifth Avenue landmark before receiving a round of applause as they... More »

Landmark NY Library to Be Renamed for Donor

Wall Street financier donates $100 million

(Newser) - Following the style of sports stadiums, Manhattan's stately beaux arts library on Fifth Avenue will be renamed for a key contributor to a billion-dollar expansion of the library system. Private equity king Stephen Schwarzman is giving the library $100 million from his several-billion-dollar fortune, reports the New York Times. Schwarzman,... More »

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