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Leonard Riggio began his career as a clerk at the NYU bookstore. Convinced he could provide better service to students, he opened a competing store in 1965. His business thrived and, in 1971, he bought the flagship Barnes & Noble bookstore. He changed the book industry with such innovations as extensive selection of books, discounts, and comfortable stores that have become community institutions. His revolutionary concepts have made Barnes & Noble the world’s largest and most respected bookseller.
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Jeanine Basquiat Heriveaux ’85 was a Brooklyn Tech student when Jean-Michel Basquiat, her big brother, made it big in the art world. Now she and her sister, co-administrators of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate, are taking visitors inside a new exhibition of more than 200 rarely shown paintings, drawings, and objectsmore