Tribeca Library to Close for a Year

The New Amsterdam branch of the New York Public Library (at 9 Murray) will close for a year, starting May 14. The NYPL says it’s getting interior renovations; I’ve reached out to see if we can learn more. UPDATE: The NYPL sent a press release with an explanation—and, unfortunately, a reopening date that’s even further off: “To better serve the community, the Library will be replacing the branch’s decades-old cooling system, which impacted service last summer. The renovation will also add two new accessible bathrooms for the public, new ADA compliant entry doors, and a hearing loop for the branch’s multi-purpose room. The Library will also undergo upgrades to its fire alarm and sprinkler system, and receive general cosmetic improvements. The branch is expected to reopen in late 2019.”


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  1. Terrific news. I was getting a little worried about the lack of scaffolding on Murray.