The New York Public Library system intends to invest $300 million in renovations for its flagship 5th Avenue facility.
Meanwhile, Harlem’s Macomb’s Bridge library is housed in a converted studio apartment, and boasts 14 chairs, 10 laptops, and 61 shelves of books.
Only 25 people can occupy the space at one time.
The disparity is striking. Couldn’t some of that $300 million go to NYC’s underfunded libraries, like the one in Harlem?