Frederick Douglass on His Arrival in New York City
~Frederick Douglass, 1882
From “Life and Times of Frederick Douglass”
By Caitlin Hawke
Bank Street Bookstore has a window that stopped me in my tracks the other day (below). Their celebration of Black History month heralds: "Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future." And "Informing the Present," I would add. It's a very beautiful display.
Besides being a wonderful haven of literacy and for childhood, Bank Street is a pillar of our local small business community. They moved into the spot at the northeast corner of W. 107th Street and Broadway (near the ghost of Schrafft's past) replacing Academy Florist several years ago. And god it's good to have them there.
They have lots of events, but the free daily storytime at 10:30 a.m. and the Sunday puppet shows by Fractured Fables are a toddler must.