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Mayoral Candidates Talk Libraries

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

New York City public libraries are an invaluable public asset. Everyday tens of thousands of New Yorkers go through the doors. People of every race, creed, orientation, and age make use of the free resources which the libraries provide.

Astoria Characters: The Crownless Queen

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Gold-hearted, bold and bodacious, Crystal is a warrior woman who wears her punked Medusa curls like a victory crown. So powerful is her will to do good that it puts the sun into permanent shade.

Raccoon Who Took Shelter In Library During Sandy Won't Leave

| Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — He's a real bookworm. The raccoon that took shelter at a Queens library during Hu...

Astoria Characters: The By-The-Book Librarian

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Laurel Hicklinis standing in the stacks at the Steinway Library. She takes a deep breath. "There's nothing like the smell of books," she says in delight.