5 Things To Know This AM — May 24 2011

Happy 100th Birthday to the New York Public Library! Check out a slideshow of the earliest years of the NYC landmark. (Gothamist)
Nicola Formichetti's plan to open a pop up shop is underway. A few details he spills are digital space, punk rock baroque, part flower shop, and hopefully a Japanese employee. (Racked NY)
The smoking ban in NYC parks and beaches starts today. Will it be a successful, smokeless summer, or go up in a puff of smoke? (Huffington Post)
A photography installation in DUMBO gives us a new definition of urban jungle. (The Brooklyn Paper)
George W. Bush's cousin sells the "Soho White House and his profit is eightfold. (Daily Transom)