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Library Walk

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
1. Library Walk plaque
Park Avenue and East 41st Street.
Inscription.  
A celebration of the world’s great literature, brought to you by the Grand Central Partnership and the New York Public Library.
Sculptor: Gregg Lefevre.
1998
 
Erected 1998 by New York Public Library.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 45.092′ N, 73° 58.698′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 41st Street and Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 41st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD (a few steps from this marker); 101 Park Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Avenue Viaduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Central Terminal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Vanderbilt Eagle (about 400 feet away); The Chrysler Building (about 700 feet away); 67 Park Avenue
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
2. Library Walk
The Park Avenue starting point.
(about 700 feet away); The Bronxville Eagle (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. This, and 44 other plaques, are set into the pavement on either side of East 41st Street between Park and Fifth Avenues.
 
Also see . . .  Library Way. Grand Central Partnership entry (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Library Walk, Plaque 1 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
3. Library Walk, Plaque 1
Gu Cheng - "Forever Parted: Graveyard"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
4. Library Walk, Plaque 2
Francis Bacon - "Of Studies"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
5. Library Walk, Plaque 3
Willa Cather - "O Pioneers!"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
6. Library Walk, Plaque 4
Dylan Thomas - "In My Craft of Sullen Art"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
7. Library Walk, Plaque 5
Albert Camus - "The Plague"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
8. Library Walk, Plaque 6
Muriel Rukeyser - "The Speed of Darkness"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
9. Library Walk Plaque 7
William Carlos Williams - "Poem"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
10. Library Walk, Plaque 8
Lewis Carroll - "Through the Looking Glass: And What Alice Found There"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
11. Library Walk, Plaque 9
Robert Pinsky - "Library Street"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
12. Library Walk, Plaque 10
Tom Stoppard - "Night and Day"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
13. Library Walk, Plaque 11
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - "The Day Is Done"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
14. Library Walk, Plaque 12
Mark Twain - "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
15. Library Walk, Plaque 13
Alfred Kazin - "New York Jew"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
16. Library Walk, Plaque 14
Henry David Thoreau - "Walden"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
17. Library Walk, Plaque 15
Wallace Stevens - "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
18. Library Walk, Plaque 16
Garson Kanin - "Born Yesterday"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
19. Library Walk, Plaque 17
Isak Dinesen - "Shadows on the Grass"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
20. Library Walk, Plaque 18
Richard Eberhart - "Reading Room, The New York Public Library"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
21. Library Walk, Plaque 19
Ernest Hemingway - "Old Newsman Writes"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
22. Library Walk, Plaque 20
Langston Hughes - "Words Like Freedom"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
23. Library Walk, Plaque 21
Marianne Moore - "THE MIND IS AN ENCHANTING THING"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
24. Library Walk, Plaque 22
Samuel Beckett - "Waiting for Godot"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
25. Library Walk, Plaque 23
Gwendolyn Brooks - "Song of Winnie"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
26. Library Walk, Plaque 24
William Butler Yeats - "When Your Are Old"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
27. Library Walk, Plaque 25
John Milton - "Areopagitica"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
28. Library Walk, Plaque 26
Emily Dickinson - "1212"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
29. Library Walk, Plaque 27
Pablo Picasso - "Picasso on Art: A Selection of Views"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
30. Library Walk, Plaque 28
Lucille Clifton - "why some people be mad at me sometimes"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
31. Library Walk, Plaque 29
John Greenleaf Whittier - "Proem"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
32. Library Walk, Plaque 30
Virginia Wolfe - "The Leaning Tower"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
33. Library Walk, Plaque 31
E.B. White - "Letter to James Thurber"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
34. Library Walk, Plaque 32
Rene Descartes - "Discourse on the Method"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
35. Library Walk, Plaque 33
John Ruskin - "Sesame and Lillies"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
36. Library Walk, Plaque 34
Kate Chopin - "The Awakening"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
37. Library Walk, Plaque 35
Thomas Jefferson - "Letter to Colonel Charles Yancy"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
38. Library Walk, Plaque 36
Gertrude Stein - "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
39. Library Walk, Plaque 37
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
40. Library Walk, Plaque 38
Julia Alvarez - "33"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
41. Library Walk, Plaque 39
Marcus Aurelius Antonius - "Meditations"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
42. Library Walk, Plaque 40
Georges Braque - "Le Jour et La Nuit"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
43. Library Walk, Plaque 41
Jorge Luis Borges - "Compass"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
44. Library Walk, Plaque 42
William Styron - "Writers at Work"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
45. Library Walk, Plaque 43
Bohumil Hrabal - "Too Loud a Solitude"
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
46. Library Walk, Plaque 44
Jose Marti - "On Oscar Wilde"
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By Larry Gertner, August 6, 2016
47. Library Walk
Overview from the Park Avenue Viaduct.
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By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2015
48. Library Walk
The Fifth Avenue end
The 42nd Street Main Library building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 5, 2020
49. The 42nd Street Main Library building
now the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
 
 
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