It may disappoint fans of the TV program “Seinfeld,” but the New York Public Library doesn’t really have its own detectives who track down biblio-scofflaws with severely overdue books. If it did, it would have long ago tracked down the patron who checked out a copy of Fire of Francis Xavier in 1958 and didn’t return it until this week. [More]
For three years, a Manhattan man has been stewing over getting booted from a branch of the New York Public Library for giving off a funky smell. The way he sees it, he doesn’t have a body odor problem, and as such he should get $5.5 million. He’s suing the library now to stand up for his right to smell however he wants.