“A $28 million tribute is the real thing,” Gregory Long said last night of the figure raised in celebration of his 25th anniversary as president of the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a museum of plants and a center of education and scientific research. “It’s thrilling such generous people have come together to make these gifts.”
The New York Public Library said it no longer intends to gut its book stacks and create a lending branch within its Fifth Avenue research flagship after community groups, scholars and Mayor Bill de Blasio opposed the plan.
While running for mayor last year, Bill de Blasio joined demonstrators on the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue to denounce a $300 million renovation of the marble edifice as a dramatic alteration of a “crown jewel.”
Bloomberg's Dominic Chu reports on the 2012 Manhattan Cocktail Classic held at the New York Public Library to spur interest in high-end cocktails. He spoke Tuesday on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Rewind." (Source: Bloomberg)