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.
New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to raise rents by 1 percent for one-year lease renewals at regulated apartments, implementing a historically small increase while stopping short of freezing rates.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, marking his 100th day in office, embraced the legislature’s funding of statewide universal pre-kindergarten as his own victory and promised more programs to redress inequality between rich and poor.
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.
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.