Mary McConnell Bailey lived a quiet life, according to the New York Post. She’d been supporting the library, in her quiet way, since the 1970s. When she passed away in 2011 at the age of 88, the library knew it would receive some further remembrance. But nothing on the scale of what it finally got.
The five year dispute over the estate of Brooke Astor has been settled, according to the Wall Street Journal. Among the beneficiaries will be the New York Public Library (NYPL), to the tune of about $15 million. Westchester County Surrogate Judge Anthony Scarpino signed the agreement on March 28, and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [...]