DON’T GUT THE 42ND ST. LIBRARY! DON’T SELL THE MID-MANHATTAN!
Yet again the city’s shortsightedness will cause another historic building to suffer. The NYPL has plans to gut the beautiful and historic Midtown Public Library on 42nd and 5th. A quote from Mayor de Blasio:
“I am calling on the City to halt the New York Public Library’s plans at the Central Library, and for a thorough, independent cost audit and review of the proposed project…This review should evaluate the complete financial risks associated with the current plan, and seriously consider alternative ways to use City funds to ensure the preservation of the NYPL’s valuable collection stored at the Central Library and preserve the Mid-Manhattan branch as a functioning library.” – NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his campaign, July 12th, 2013
As usual when the city and developers don’t want things known to the public they hold private meetings behind closed doors, in this case they created a plan through a closed process with no public advice, or say.