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Rally to Save NY Public Library; Land For Sale in Bushwick

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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY—Tomorrow afternoon, the trustees of the New York Public Library will meet at the library's central branch, whose fate is in the middle of a pressing preservation battle. As per a press release sent out by in anticipation of tomorrow's meeting,

The New York Public Library administration plans to demolish the 42nd Street Library's historic seven-story book stacks, install a circulating library in their place, and send 1.5 million books to storage in central New Jersey. The new circulating library would replace the Mid-Manhattan Library and the Science, Industry and Business Library (at 34th and Madison), despite being less than one-third the size of the two existing libraries. Community members advocating for the "saving" of NYPL will rally between 5 and 6 p.m. tomorrow at the library's Fifth Avenue entrance. [CurbedWire inbox; previously]

BUSHWICK—Five development sites totaling more than 50,000-buildable-square-feet have been listed through Ariel Property Advisors for a total of $7.3 million. The portfolio consists of residential lots 406 Cornelia Street, 1536 Putnam Avenue, 189 Cooper Street, 475-477 Central Avenue, and 1160 Greene Avenue. [CurbedWire inbox]