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The AP reports that director Martin Scorcese has been chosen by the NYPL as a Library Lion (along with Patience and Fortitude, shown here).
Scorsese, a native New Yorker who grew up in Little Italy and won his first Oscar last year for "The Departed," was honored Monday along with historian John Hope Franklin, author Jhumpa Lahiri and playwright Tom Stoppard.
"Library Lions honorees were chosen for their exceptional contributions to scholarship, literature, science, history and the visual and performing arts," library president Paul LeClerc said.