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Jefferson Market Library Repairs to Finally Move Ahead

GVSHP and many other community groups have long called for the crumbling Jefferson Market Library façade, which has been surrounded by scaffolding for years, to be repaired as soon as possible. However, the library planned to use the funding it had received from City Council Speaker Quinn and State Senator Tom Duane for an interior renovation, leaving the facade to potentially further deteriorate. After a significant public outcry last year, this funding was shifted by Quinn and Duane to examine the possibility of restoring the façade, but until recently, there was insufficient money to fully fund façade repairs and other contemplated renovations.

Last week, it was announced that Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn have now secured sufficient funding to allow repairs to the façade to finally move forward (see article in AM NY). This will hopefully end the years of deterioration to the façade of this singularly important Village landmark.

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