Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Save the St. Mark's Bookshop
The St. Mark's Bookshop has a long tradition on Manhattan's Lower East Side and serves an admirable and increasingly rare function. St. Mark's is struggling to pay the market rent that Cooper Union is charging them at 31 3rd Ave. A significant rent concession by Cooper Union could save this irreplaceable neighborhood institution.
So I signed a petition to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science, which says:
"The St. Mark's Bookshop, a vital Lower East Side cultural institution, needs a rent low enough to survive. Join the Cooper Square Committee petitioning Cooper Union, the bookstore's landlord, to give St. Mark's Bookshop a lower rent."
Will you sign this petition? Click here: