Monday, October 28, 2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Library Legacy

Budgets Challenge Libraries, a ‘Point of Integration’ for Immigrants.  (The New York Times, 10/27/2013)

Excerpt: Now if only the candidates who will win next week’s general election would take this place as seriously. Financing New York City’s three public library systems is an annual set piece of political theater, where City Hall proposes reduced budgets that are deplored and haggled over until the City Council restores much of the sum. According to a report last January by the Center for an Urban Future, since 2008 the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens libraries have endured cuts of nearly $65 million.

Bloomberg has been mayor since 2002.  His net worth is $31,000,000,000.

New York Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

Queens Library

Related post:
New York Public Library sends out call to "Stop the Cuts".  (5/22/2013)
If it's New York City budget time, there must be another cut in library Mayor Bloomberg's budget.  (5/8/2013)

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