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In 2012, the Bleecker Street subway station was renovated to create a much-needed transfer from the uptown 6 train to the B/D/F/M trains, as previously transfers were only available to those on the downtown 6. The modification necessitated a shift in the subway platform south, and a northwards extension of the subway platform that was itself added in the 1950s to accommodate the longer 10-car trains closed. This platform is still viewable when you’re on the 6 train leaving the station and has preserved some advertisements from 2011.

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Oysters are one of New York Harbor’s best shots at clean water, as well as one of its best chances at protection from future storm surges. These are the same oysters New Yorkers have done their best to decimate with centuries of pollution and overconsumption. The oysters hold no grudges, however, and have returned to help restore the harbor, even if New York probably doesn’t deserve it.

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Kodiak bear and keeper, Bronx Zoo, December 18, 1905. The WCS historical photo collection is a priceless resource for exploring how animal care has changed over time. Photo © WCS.

Attention vintage photo buffs! A $16,674 grant from the New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials will clean and archive 12,000 glass slide and film photo negatives from the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium dating from 1899, when the zoo was founded to 1930. The Wildlife Conservation Society, which operates both locations, notes in a press release that the 12,000 negatives are just a portion of the 70,00o+ images in the collection. There is also a hope to eventually digitize the collection.

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Library Nomad Hotel-Library Book Bar-NYCAdd NewThe Library at the Nomad Hotel has two floors of books to drink with

There are plenty of pubs where literary legends have drunk, but we’ve tracked down the best bars with books in New York City, so you can endure the freezing weather with booze in one hand and a good read in the other. 

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