Feb 17, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid died of an asthma attack on Wednesday while on assignment reporting in Syria. Before joining the Times, Shadid was the Middle East correspondent for the AP and Boston Globe. Described by Steve Coll as "the most intrepid, empathetic, fully engaged correspondent working in the Middle East for American audiences," Shadid was the author of the forthcoming memoir House of Stone.
The New York Public Library is back on track to continue with a $1 billion, Norman Foster-led renovation of its Fifth Avenue flagship branch, officials announced this week. To pay for the facelift, $300 million will come from the NYPL, $150 million will come from the city, and the rest from donations. The plan was proposed in 2008, quickly derailed due to money trouble, and is now
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