1. The library is peculiar in that it has no identifiable constituency other than all of New York, and the world.

    — 

    Neil L. Rudenstine, chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York Public Library, from “Firestorm on Fifth” in December Vanity Fair.

    I read the article en route to London last night while my neighbor on the left hogged the armrest. It’s heavy on rehash and tries a little too hard to kindle scandale when things seem to have calmed down.

    (via cloudunbound)