St. Mark's Bookshop has fallen on hard times lately, inspiring a local campaign to pressure landlord Cooper Union to lower the rent from $20,000/month to a more manageable $15,000. Otherwise, the store might have to close.
According to a letter from the Cooper Square Committee, today is the day that Cooper Union's board will decide whether or not to lower the rent -- essentially deciding the fate of the bookshop.More »
East Village porn fans take note: The last porn shop on St. Mark's, Cherries -- the storefront of which was featured on SNL's intro for a while back in 2010 -- is saying goodbye to its St. Mark's home. The adult film and gift shop located at 18 St. Mark's Place, situated quaintly next to a yogurt emporium, had put up 50 percent off signs recently and closed shortly thereafter.
via EV Grieve
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