October 16, 2010

Japanese " Home Library " in Bay Ridge!

When Natsuko Garcia moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, she realized that the dozens of Japanese families that had recently settled there could really use a children's library. So she decided to build one—in her living room.

"We have so many Japanese kids in this neighborhood, and they don't have enough Japanese books to read," Garcia says. "So, they come here to borrow books from me."

I've never heard of someone having a public library in a private apartment. And I've not heard much about a Japanese community in Bay Ridge.

Which is why I found this video so interesting.

From the WNYC Know Your Neighbor series ( see links inside )

Thanks to Jonathan Korzen, with New York Public Radio for bringing this to my attention!


Anonymous said...

Hello Phantom, I was wondering if you or any of your readers know what has happened to A Tangled Web? The new .org web page says "Account Suspended" Just thought I would try here as I know you post over there.

Mr M

The Phantom said...

Mr. M

I haven't a clue.

I am just back from a weekend trip and just saw the same thing myself. If I learn what happened, I'll write something here

The Phantom said...

Daphne advises

It crashed because of the backload of comments imported from the previous site.

They're working out the logistics and it should be up and running in no time.