Last Saturday was a great spring day in New York. The weather was changeable but mostly warm with periods of brilliant sunshine. I was able to go to the event pictured above in celebration of The New York Public Library’s (http://exhibitions.nypl.org/100/visit) Hundredth birthday.
It was a treat to be listening to the intelligence, wisdom and humor that the panelists shared with the audience. I was particularly enchanted by the renowned PBS television interviewer Dick Cavett and Claudia Dreifus, from the New York Times. Another part of this program was a “self interview” performance by actor Paulo Costanzo. Paulo is known to many for his performance on the television program Royal Pains.
After this event there was a tour of the library stacks, which is almost never open to the general public. There are seven floors of stacks and their structure is the actual structure underneath the block and a half long main reading room, the Rose reading room. In the slide show below there are some views of the stacks as seen in the crack between the ceilings and the floors next to the book shelves in the center part of the structure. This is where the north and the south sides of the structure meet.
Here are pictures of: the 42nd Street Library; Bryant Park, which is in back of the library; some of the buildings on Fifth Avenue, between 40th and 44th Streets, notably the French Building www.thecityreview.com/french.html; the art deco Chrysler Building www.thecityreview.com/chryslerb.html ; a view of The Empire State Building www.esbnyc.com taken from inside the library.
There are also pictures of an attractive Greek restaurant, Kellari Taverna www.kellariny.com on 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues that offers a very reasonable pre-theater dinner prix-fixe.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of New York City.