Friday, September 23, 2011

*Everyday Chatter

The St. Mark's Books rent decision won't come today. The owners tell me that Cooper is giving the request "serious consideration," have referred the matter to Finance, "and we should expect to hear back from them by the end of October." That means there's still time to buy lots of books and boost the shop's sales and spirits.

If you need more encouragement, here's what happens to you when you stop reading books:

Sex and drugs in the Washington Square Park bathrooms. [DNA]

Listening to a lady trombonist and remembering Liza Condon. [WIC]

"My East Village apartment still fits, but the neighborhood doesn't." [BU]

A rousing recap of this summer in the East Village. [EVG]

Sunday 9/25: Join David Freeland and Poor Baby Bree for a free historical musical tour of the LES. [PBB]

Goodbye (more, again) to the ghostly signage of Chef Restaurant Supplies. [BB]

Bloomberg News chimes in on the St. Mark's Books story. [BN]

Meanwhile, newbie Greenlight Books is expanding: "Apparently bookstores, just like the people who write books, are getting priced out of Manhattan." [NYO]


ShatteredMonocle said...

"...have referred the matter to Finance."

For some reason that doesn't sound too promising.

glamma said...

i can't believe cooper union. this should really be a no-brainer for them. BOOOOOO!!!