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AROUND?Earlier this summer, the Architectural League of New York installed ten "Little Free Libraries" around the city, and they recently released a mini documentary detailing the exhibit from its conception to the use of the libraries today. The book-filled artworks, which were created by local design firms, will be in use through September 1, but they may stay up longer if they are in decent condition. Users can take books for free on the assumption that they'll leave a different book. The Architecture League is already planning future chapters of the project. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]
MASPETH?Open House New York has an interesting event on tap for August 13: a tour of the Department of Transportation's sign shop. The warehouse is responsible for production and refurbishment of all signs related to the streets, whether they're for drivers, cyclists, or pedestrians. Visitors will learn how a crew of just 22 people makes up to 12,000 signs every month. [CurbedWire Inbox; RSVP here]