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 quote is from an article written by the American writer and journalist who was the winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize - Ernest Hemingway, and was published in Esquire magazine, on December 1, 1934. The article was sent to a newspaper from Cuba where he traveled at the time.
The full name of the article is: Old Newsman Writes - A Letter from Cuba.