Ever bought a book at the Strand? Read this.
This idiocy is on De Blasio—and he directly imperils the greatest bookstore in NYC. Breaking the back of a bookstore: How the city landmarking process will strangle the Strand - New York Daily News
Super interesting. Designating The Strand's building as a historical landmark might kill the bookstore.
“By designating the store a landmark, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission put the Strand in peril.” So says the great independent bookstore’s third-generation owner
This is both sad and interesting.
"There is a maddening irony here. The only reason our building is historically noteworthy is because it is home to the Strand, but the Strand might not survive the burden that comes with landmark designation."