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Riverdale, Bronx, Library’s New Statues Are Awaiting Names

“There was no grand entrance at this library, no sweeping staircase to preside over, and certainly no tourists to pose with for photos. Maybe that’s why this pair of stone lions was sleeping on the job. The Bronx cousins to that grand pair on Fifth Avenue, Patience and Fortitude, could use a few pointers in looking lionly. The lions, each weighing about 900 pounds, sprawled lazily on stone pedestals in the late afternoon sun on Wednesday, their eyelids closed to the busy stream of children and stroller-pushing mothers passing between them every few minutes to go in and out of the New York Public Library branch in Riverdale.” (via NYTimes.com)

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Huntington Library in Bronx Struggles for Relevance

“The stacks of the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room in the Bronx once overflowed with American Indian manuscripts, books and artwork so prized that the Smithsonian Institution tried unsuccessfully to seize the collection. But decades of financial trouble eventually forced the historic but little-known library to part with the collection, emptying the annex that had been built for its signature asset.”

via NYTimes.com

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