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Posts Tagged ‘Bill De Blasio’

New York City Hosts Twitter Poetry Contest

twitter304In celebration of National Poetry Month, New York City is once again hosting a Twitter poetry contest.

To enter, all poets must include the #NYCPoetweet hashtag in their tweets. All participants must adhere to this rule: “keep it clean and to one tweet.”

According to silive.com, “the best tweets posted before April 8 will be considered for publication in Metro New York on April 24, or ‘Poem in Your Pocket Day.’” First Lady Chirlane McCray, poet and wife to Mayor Bill de Blasio, will serve as one of the judges. Follow this link to learn more details about the contest and view last year’s winning poems.

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Libraries Lovers League Hosts ‘Street Theater Flash Mob’ Protest

flash mobThe Library Lovers League organized a “Books Vs. Billionaires” protest that took place on December 16th. Bibliophiles who took part in this “street theater flash mob” wore sandwich signs featuring book covers in front of the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

The protesters spoke out against a proposal that would move many items in the New York Public Library collection to a storage unit in New Jersey. Follow this link to view a news clip from Pix 11. What do you think?

Here’s more from SaveNYPL.org: “The New York Public Library is in peril…Why? So the nearby Mid-Manhattan Branch, one of the country’s busiest libraries, can be sold to billionaire real-estate developers and replaced with a luxury tower. A much smaller Mid-Manhattan library would then be crammed into the space made available by evicting the research collection.”