Thursday, September 29, 2011

An update on the Save St.Mark's Bookshop Petition

We at the Cooper Square Committee want to thank you for signing the St Mark's Bookshop Petition.

We have an unexpected update: 

Michael Moore (left) will be at the bookstore tomorrow, Thursday at 7 pm to sign his new exciting book "Here Comes Trouble."   

Yesterday the Public Affairs Office at Cooper Union, the St. Mark's Bookshop's landlord, sent out a letter saying Cooper Union's Board was asking its Finance and Business Affairs Committee to examine the request to lower the bookstore's rent from its current $20,000 a month. The outcome will be announced at the end of October.

We believe that Cooper Union is stonewalling this issue, hoping our community will forget about the bookstore.  We need you to send this petition out to all of your friends and family today.  Help us reach 50,000 signatures by the middle of October. 
Frances Goldin, a founder of the Cooper Square Committee, and
Joyce Ravitz, Chairperson

Cooper Square Committee: Working to keep the Lower East Side affordable and diverse, since 1959
61 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
tel (212) 228-8210
fax (646) 602-2260


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