Gallery: The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

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The Battery Park Library finally opens today and it just so happens to be the greenest library branch of the New York Public Library system! Certified LEED Gold and built at the base of a LEED certified condominium high rise, the new community addition will certainly be a source of pride for area residents. The new library boasts the use of recycled materials, lots of high tech computer gadgetry to keep up with the times, and books, of course.

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  2. jensph May 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Battery Park City is not the same thing as Battery Park; the author was apparently confused on that difference. TDW, your comment seems to be in response to mine, but it\’s not clear what your point is…

  3. TDW May 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Plenty of Battery Park-ites I know, including me, are thrilled about this new branch and do go. One mile? Boo-hoo.

  4. jensph March 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    This is not the “Battery Park Library”, it is the Battery Park City Library. It is one mile from Battery Park and BPC is unrelated to Battery Park. Residents of BPC are certainly not “Battery Park-ites”.

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