Shout out to WNYC Radio and @WNYCArchives - as part of their Hurricane Sandy coverage, they posted historic photos of famous NYC super storms, including the 1947 blizzard, which dropped 26.4 inches of snow on Central Park. They found this pic of our landmark 42nd Street Library (and poor, stoic Patience and Fortitude) in the aftermath of that storm, and we thought - considering that NYC is shut down and recovering after Frankenstorm - that it was appropriate to share. Remember, NYPL is closed on Oct. 30; stay tuned for the latest on reopenings. Meanwhile, New Yorkers and beyond, if you want to donate to the Red Cross so they can provide shelter, food, emotional support and more to those affected by Sandy, text the word REDCROSS to 90999, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to their website.
Tune in today at noon, when NYPL’s own talks with Leonard Lopate about the life of Alice James - the subject of Jean’s biography Alice James. The biography is a beautiful portrait of the sister of famed writers William and Henry, the only daughter in a family of brilliant and eccentric men.
If you’re interested in learning more - tomorrow, Jean will be discussing this fascinating subject with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review. Although, the program is full, there may be seats available on a first-come, first-served basis that evening, so we encourage you to stop by!