Happy Ending for St. Mark’s Bookshop


Thanks to a meeting with Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, St. Mark’s will keep its doors open. Cooper Union has agreed to reduce the store’s rent by $2,500 and forgive $7,000 in debt. The school will also let some of its students help store owners Bob Contant and Terry McCoy revise their business plan.

And if you happen to be in the East Village, stop in and buy a book.

via The Paris Review

LaToya Jordan is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, Thick-Skinned Sugar (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and her work has been listed as notable in Best American Essays 2016. Her writing has appeared in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Mom Egg Review, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Visit her at latoyajordan.com. More from this author →