The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.
The plaque features a quote from the play by American writer and director Garson Kanin - Born Yesterday.
The plaque shows an illustration of looking at the earth from the lunar surface. Which may be related to a quote about looking at the world.
Garson Canin Kanin in 1999, after the sign was placed, so the year of his death does not appear.