As Holding Pattern is about strengthening connections between MoMA PS1 and Long Island City, Interboro invited neighborhood organizations to nominate books that were influential and / or important to them.


The New York Irish Center, which occupies a storefront a few blocks away from MoMA PS1, recommended The New York Irish; the Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement House recommended How the Other Half Lives; Long Island City School of Ballet, which teaches ballet to neighborhood children, recommended Degas and the Little Dancer. As with a video store’s “staff picks,” books will be displayed next to a blurb from the organization who recommended it. This part of Holding Pattern began with an invitation from Skuda from ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 (MoMA PS1’s excellent bookstore). The bookstore also stocks custom Holding Pattern ping-pong balls, paddles, and chess pieces.