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Landmarks Poised to Weight Public Library Interiors

BY JACKSON CHEN | The Landmarks Preservation Commission has calendared the Rose Main Reading Room and the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for consideration as city landmarks. The exterior of the Schwarzman Building, the library’s main branch on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
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It’s Safe to Stare Straight at Our Eclipse Photos

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Just a few blocks from where thoroughly enthralled office workers momentarily abandoned their desks to gawk, street level-style, at August 21’s solar eclipse, photographer Christian Miles mingled with those gathered on the sprawling deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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Fighting to Keep Her Home In One Piece

BY JOHN A. MUDD  | There is no avoiding them. Whether you’re bustling through the city or enjoying a leisurely Sunday, you are bound to step over one. You could simply shrug them off. You could eek out a pitiful sigh and turn away, uncomfortable with their discomfort.
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Goddard Riverside’s New Chief Leaning into His Mission

BY JACKSON CHEN | Nearly six months into his leadership, Roderick Jones is undertaking a major operational shift focused on the quality of the agency’s programs. Jones, 47, became Goddard Riverside’s new executive director on February 13, returning to his native New York from a Missouri non-profit he led.
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Mental Health-Themed Mural Spans Bridge to Spread Message of Hope

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | A vibrant and engaging mural designed to take on the stigma surrounding mental illness is spreading its message — 90 feet long and six feet high — along a once-gloomy pedestrian walkway. Recently installed for permanent view across both sides of the Port Authority bridge on W. 34th St.
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In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists

BY JACKSON CHEN | Incumbent City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has at least four opponents in her bid for reelection to her District 6 seat, but those are not the only political antagonists she faces on the Upper West Side. Rosenthal will face off against challengers Mel Wymore and Cary Goodman in the September 12 Democratic primary
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Clean Campaign Advocate Goes After Divisive Council Candidate

BY JACKSON CHEN | An Upper East Side attorney is working to deny a controversial City Council candidate his public campaign funds with allegations of fraud and grand larceny. Sarah Steiner, an attorney specializing in election law, filed a formal complaint against District 7 candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre with the Campaign Finance Board on July 14.