A rent-reduction request by Manhattan’s St. Mark’s Bookshop, a favorite of writers Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, was rejected by landlord Cooper Union, said Bob Contant, co-owner of the East Village store.
The fate of St. Mark’s Bookshop in Manhattan’s East Village, once a haunt of writers Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, will be in limbo until late next month, when the landlord plans to decide whether to reduce its rent.
My late father taught me that what defines a principle is the willingness to adhere to it even when that adherence hurts. Maybe that’s why the newfound appreciation of the Electoral College among many of my friends on the left has struck me as a weirdly compelling spectacle.
The works of Edmund Burke, an 18th- century British politician and political writer, are no longer as widely read as they should be. Here’s hoping a fine new biography by Jesse Norman, an academic philosopher and a Conservative member of the U.K. Parliament, will help put that right.
In a speech aimed equally at Wall Street and Main Street, President Barack Obama urged the financial industry to drop the “furious effort” to fight his regulation plan, saying a failure to impose tougher rules on the market will put the U.S. economic system at risk.
At the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, a wood stove heats a cottage whose sole occupant, photographer and co-founder J Henry Fair , chucks a log on the fire as he holds forth on U.S. environmental policy.
The yen advanced for a second day against the euro on speculation U.S. President Barack Obama will call for new financial regulations, boosting demand for Japan’s currency as a refuge from global banking-sector turmoil.