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2012 Highlights from the Underground New York Public Library

Here are ten highlights from almost one thousand photographs that have become part of the UNYPL in 2012. Each photo posted in the library is beloved. The Reading-Riders have thoroughly inspired me, in their presence and in their act of transcendence. Photographing and interacting with them in the past year has impacted me as a photographer and as a person.To them, Thank you!

Sharing the UNYPL has been so rewarding. It became part of everyday to hear from those who were inspired in one way or another by the people in the photographs. I love the idea that we inspire each other, that we experience others and we become greater for it. Thank you to everyone who has liked, shared, responded and written over the past year. You helped me build this library and I’m looking forward to taking it into 2013.

New posts will begin after Jan. 1st. A Happy and fulfilling New Year to everyone!

  1. “Ask the Dust,” by John Fante
  2. “Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good”, by Kevin Smith
  3.  “The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued,” by Ann Crittenden 
  4. “Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature’s 50 Greatest Hits,” by Jack Murnighan 
  5. “Othello” by William Shakespeare 
  6.  “To the Finland Station ,” by Edmund Wilson
  7. “Bared to You,” by Sylvia Day
  8. “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” by Harriet Jacobs
  9. “Don’t Be Sad,” by Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni
  10. “The Savage Detectives,” by Roberto Bolaño

We love this Tumblr! Enjoy their 2012 highlights.

Meet the ladies behind Select Fridays at Le Bain. http://tmout.us/gG27Q 

Meet the ladies behind Select Fridays at Le Bain. http://tmout.us/gG27Q 

The tech company partners with the Chelsea Improvement Company to bring free Internet service to Manhattan. Who wants to set up an outdoor office on the High Line?? (We do!)

Do you dream of being a Rockette, an Olympic swimmer, a marathoner, or a mountain climber? TONY’s Michael Martin joined NBC New York to recommend the city’s best gyms for all fitness activities. 

Good night, New York. [photo via our #ShareYourNow contest]

Good night, New York. [photo via our #ShareYourNow contest]

Happy National Trivia Day!
We’re celebrating with a New York-themed quiz from our very own quizmaster (and Big Quiz Thing host, Noah Tarnow)
Question #1: Which New York City bridge is made mostly of dark reinforced steel and concrete, and not, as its name might indicate, light-colored rock? 
The Answer: http://tmout.us/gyq8T 

Happy National Trivia Day!

We’re celebrating with a New York-themed quiz from our very own quizmaster (and Big Quiz Thing host, Noah Tarnow)

Question #1: Which New York City bridge is made mostly of dark reinforced steel and concrete, and not, as its name might indicate, light-colored rock? 

The Answer: http://tmout.us/gyq8T 

Rock on, Big Apple! 7 of the nation’s 10 most checked-into music venues are in New York City. http://tmout.us/geSSp 

Rock on, Big Apple! 7 of the nation’s 10 most checked-into music venues are in New York City. http://tmout.us/geSSp 

Anyone else dreaming about warm spring afternoons on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s brand new Pier 5? 

Anyone else dreaming about warm spring afternoons on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s brand new Pier 5? 

Are you going to New York’s brand new Museum of Math?
What to do there: http://tmout.us/gamg4 

Are you going to New York’s brand new Museum of Math?

What to do there: http://tmout.us/gamg4 

"Golden Boy is the sort of show that makes you proud to be in a theater." David Cote’s rave review: http://tmout.us/g7ol9 

"Golden Boy is the sort of show that makes you proud to be in a theater." David Cote’s rave review: http://tmout.us/g7ol9