7:19 am - Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Happy Earth Day - Now Move Your Car
On the first Earth Day - that would be April 22, 1970 - Mayor John V. Lindsay implores New Yorkers to be more thoughtful with their parking.

image: 1971 Mayor John Lindsay at Bike for a Better City rally (Flickr/flickr)

Happy Earth Day - Now Move Your Car

On the first Earth Day - that would be April 22, 1970 - Mayor John V. Lindsay implores New Yorkers to be more thoughtful with their parking.

image: 1971 Mayor John Lindsay at Bike for a Better City rally (Flickr/flickr)

11:29 am - Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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Today on WNYC in 1949: Engineers talk about pollution of city’s water supply. http://bit.ly/PjRfPN

image: Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W. Fifty-seventh Street, New York, N.Y.  [Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W…] (1898). NYPL Digital Libraries

Today on WNYC in 1949: Engineers talk about pollution of city’s water supply. http://bit.ly/PjRfPN

image: Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W. Fifty-seventh Street, New York, N.Y.  [Club-house of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 220 W…] (1898). NYPL Digital Libraries

10:33 am - Fri, Apr 18, 2014
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Writer Marguerite Young, Eccentric Documentarian of Utopias
"All that I have told in this story is true, down to the last butterfly or flower," claims Marguerite Young in this talk at a 1966 Books and Authors Luncheon.
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Marguerite Young during her time as an NEA fashion writer. (© Bettmann/CORBIS/Corbis Images)

Writer Marguerite Young, Eccentric Documentarian of Utopias

"All that I have told in this story is true, down to the last butterfly or flower," claims Marguerite Young in this talk at a 1966 Books and Authors Luncheon.

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Marguerite Young during her time as an NEA fashion writer. (© Bettmann/CORBIS/Corbis Images)

12:05 pm - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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Shea Stadium opened 50 years ago today.  Listen to NYC Mayor Robert F. Wagner announcing construction of the new ballpark in 1961.

Photo: NYPL Digital Gallery - Flushing Meadow Park  [World’s Fair, 1964-65: Shea Stadium]

Shea Stadium opened 50 years ago today.  Listen to NYC Mayor Robert F. Wagner announcing construction of the new ballpark in 1961.

Photo: NYPL Digital Gallery - Flushing Meadow Park  [World’s Fair, 1964-65: Shea Stadium]

11:56 am - Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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Thanks to the wonderful folks at the NEDCC for a great visit.  Looking forward to more collaborations!

Thanks to the wonderful folks at the NEDCC for a great visit.  Looking forward to more collaborations!

12:01 am - Tue, Apr 15, 2014
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1960: Author Jessamyn West at The New York Herald Tribune Book and Authors Luncheon has praise for beatniks.

1960: Author Jessamyn West at The New York Herald Tribune Book and Authors Luncheon has praise for beatniks.

12:00 am - Mon, Apr 14, 2014
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Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio
If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city’s first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.

Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio

If it’s good enough for Elvis, it’s good enough for you and your child - On the birthday of the city’s first female Health Commissioner, we honor Dr. Leona Baumgartner and the New York City publicity campaign for the polio vaccine.

12:57 pm - Fri, Apr 11, 2014
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We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

We don’t have them in our collection, so we celebrate National 8-track Tape Day with its daddy, the Fidelipac/NAB cart.

12:01 am
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Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament
In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

Diplomatic Impunity: Dean Acheson Counsels Audiences on Disarmament

In 1958, former Secretary of State Dean Acheson was out of power but not out of opinions. At this Book and Authors Luncheon the influential statesman weighs in on the pressing foreign policy question of the day: our relations with the Soviet Union.

12:01 am - Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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Art in Public: Stuart Davis on Abstract Art and the WPA, 1939
This live dedication of four Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in WNYC’s Studio B is most notable for the comments of abstract artist Stuart Davis, the only one of the murals’ creators in attendance. 

Art in Public: Stuart Davis on Abstract Art and the WPA, 1939

This live dedication of four Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in WNYC’s Studio B is most notable for the comments of abstract artist Stuart Davis, the only one of the murals’ creators in attendance. 

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