1. Two trees grow in the Bronx, at NYPL’s Belmont Branch to be exact. You can read the classic book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” or you can meet its nearly literal Bronx representation at Belmont Library, or you can stop by Mid-Manhattan Library’s  exhibition featuring all of our local libraries. 
But no matter what you decide to do, you should speak out against the $47 million budget cut proposed by the City and protect your branches. 

    Two trees grow in the Bronx, at NYPL’s Belmont Branch to be exact. You can read the classic book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” or you can meet its nearly literal Bronx representation at Belmont Library, or you can stop by Mid-Manhattan Library’s  exhibition featuring all of our local libraries. 

    But no matter what you decide to do, you should speak out against the $47 million budget cut proposed by the City and protect your branches. 

  2. In honor of Christmas Eve, here’s a cool photo of a Christmas tree shipment on the NYC waterfront in 1924. It’s from our Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Gothamist did a nice blog entry about this picture today, mentioning how 1924 was a transitional time for decorations - candles were on the way out, electric lights were on the way in. Click the pic for more Christmas tree pics from our Digital Gallery. Enjoy!

    In honor of Christmas Eve, here’s a cool photo of a Christmas tree shipment on the NYC waterfront in 1924. It’s from our Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Gothamist did a nice blog entry about this picture today, mentioning how 1924 was a transitional time for decorations - candles were on the way out, electric lights were on the way in. Click the pic for more Christmas tree pics from our Digital Gallery. Enjoy!