nyc books

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           The Temple Of American Empire (New York Public Library)

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.[3] It is a private, non-governmental, independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing.[4] The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, and affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State. The City of New York’s other two boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, are served by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library, respectively. The branch libraries are open to the general public and consist of circulating libraries. The New York Public Library also has four research libraries which are open to the general public as well.

The library, officially chartered as The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, was developed in the 19th century, founded from an amalgamation of grass-roots libraries, and social libraries of bibliophiles and the wealthy, aided by the philanthropy of the wealthiest Americans of their age.he New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.[3] It is a private, non-governmental, independently managed, nonprofit corporation operating with both private and public financing.[4] The library has branches in the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, and affiliations with academic and professional libraries in the metropolitan area of New York State. The City of New York’s other two boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, are served by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library, respectively. The branch libraries are open to the general public and consist of circulating libraries. The New York Public Library also has four research libraries which are open to the general public as well.The library, officially chartered as The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, was developed in the 19th century, founded from an amalgamation of grass-roots libraries, and social libraries of bibliophiles and the wealthy, aided by the philanthropy of the wealthiest Americans of their age.

Special moments we don’t appreciate as much as we should:

Touching someone’s hair
Get your hair touched
Belly laughing
Pillow talks
Ignorant bliss
Looking at the stars
Sunrises and sunsets
Cuddling with someone and morphing into the same being/mega human
Helping an elderly person cross the street Moving
Traveling
Physical, mental and emotional exploration
Holding someone’s hand
Drinking water when you’re parched
Chasing after the ice cream truck
Getting caught in the rain
…. and then kissing in it
Reaching the peak of a mountain
Getting “a high” when you love what you’re doing, (or who you’re doing ;)
Drinking on the beach
That warm, fuzzy feeling
Helping someone who is truly thankful
Holding a baby
Genuine and loving eye contact
Crying tears of joy
Making love with the person you love
Silence and self reflection
Growth, integrity, and wisdom
And lastly,
appreciating the little things when the big things in life disappoint you.

—  J.DeLissio, Day 163, “The little things”