New York Public Library

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  • New York Public Library Essay

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    INTRODUCTION The New York Public Library is one of the most revered institutions of a city with many competing interests. To stand out of the crowd is a tough and serious task. Embodied in the Beaux Art building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second Street in Manhattan, the flagship building is synonymous with everything that makes New York City, a world-class metropolis, known the world over. It is big, imposing spacious, and an architectural wonder. The majestic lions, Patience and Fortitude

  • My New York Public Library

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    I remember as a young boy jumping up and down 5th Avenue on my way to the library. There were so many memories associated with this big white building. My mom would often take me and I would spend hours in the children 's section of the New York Public Library with her. We would always get ice cream at a small blue stand in Central Park. The man would give me my classic one scoop of chocolate, in a cone with sprinkles and smile down on me as my eyes widened. Sometimes my little brother would tag

  • Personal Narrative: The New York City Public Library

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    last day but thank god we had Don with us to show us the way to the New York City Public Library. “This is the second largest public library in the United States. Although there were many libraries in New York in the 19th century, almost all of them were privately funded and charged admission to those seeking to use them” (ENY, 124). It was amazing to see the lions and the building in person because I always heard of the Public Library, but I have never seen it in person. I was

  • The Banning of Texts Such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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    If the story had not had such language it would have been allowed and challenged less. Also it could have become a major success. Libraries banning Adventures of Huckleberry Finn often used the reasoning that it is not suitable for their higher class of living. They believe that the story is about a lower class of people that they shall not associate with. This is often a flaw in the

  • The Effects Of Harlem Renaissance On The Street Branch Of The New York Public Library

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    All of his artwork conveyed one common message and that was the role that African Americans played in society. All of this was seen in one of his major artworks which was the “Aspects of Negro Life,” mural on the 135th Street branch of the New York Public Library. Just before he became an african american advocate through his painting he had moved to Harlem June, 1925 and he had soon won a two year scholarship to work with German illustrator Weinhold Reiss who encouraged him to look to his African

  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Funeral and Assassination Essay

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    like wildfire when the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination hit the public. As the leading civil rights activist in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. preached words of peace and understanding among races. A well known name throughout the North and South, King gained extreme popularity within the African American community. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated a wave of sorrow spread across the nation. With rage, sadness, and hopelessness in the public eye, clearly the assassination

  • New York City Building History

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    Guide to researching history of New York City Buildings It is quite common for a home owner to be curious about a new building that they have acquired or plan to acquire. Additionally several people tend to research about the building they are working or living in. Some people also often set off on a quest to gain knowledge about other buildings and monuments. The main areas of interest of such people is to find more information about the previous owners and more details about the history of the

  • Frederick Phineas: A Brief Biography And Analysis

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    joining Rose Associates. Fred was also extremely active in New York City’s non-profit community, serving as Vice-Chair of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a Trustee of Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Rockefeller University, the New York Public Library, and the New York Philharmonic (list not complete). He was also well known as a philanthropist, who according to his obituary in the New York Time “gave away more than $95 million” during his lifetime.

  • Andrew Carnegie Essay

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    United States. When steam machinery for weaving came into use, Carnegie’s father sold his looms and household goods, sailing to America with his wife and two sons. At this time, Andrew was twelve, and his brother, Thomas, was five. Arriving into New York on August

  • Essay about The Education System in the United States

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    The Education System in the United States Diane Ravitch, Senior Research Scholar at New York University, has written several books and hundreds of articles pertaining to the education system in the United States. In one of her articles printed by Education Week, she says that "most fourth-graders who live in U.S. cities can't read and understand a simple children's book, and most eighth-graders can't use arithmetic to solve a practical problem." This is a reason behind testing schools and its