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Neighborhood Chatter: Cooper Union Protests, Menin Seeks BP Seat

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Denis Bocquet_aa999c0885_b Cooper Union Protests  (The Cost of Free Education) Cooper Union is an institution that has prided itself on “free education to all” since its opening in 1902, and Cooper Union students, along with members of faculty, are taking great measures to maintain this. The school’s recent announcement of a plan to charge graduate tuition, and [&hellip
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Despite Rent Reduction, St. Mark’s Bookshop Might Have to Move

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Interior of the East Village's St. Mark's Bookshop. Photo by James Kelleher. By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop has been a literary fixture of the East Village since 1977. It’s where Allen Ginsberg met Philip Glass, where Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz spent Sunday evenings and where William S. Burroughs hung out. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, however, the shop has struggled to [&hellip
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St. Mark’s Bookshop to Leave East Village?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

st.marks By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop seeks a new home. Established in 1977, the bookshop is a literary fixture in the East Village that has attracted cultural luminaries like William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and Susan Sontag. According to Crain’s, however, the store hopes to find a more affordable location when its rent increases [&hellip
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Grove Press Founder Honored at Cooper Union

Written by Matt Harvey on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Early yesterday evening, literary professionals, academics and devoted readers poured into Cooper Union’s auditorium for what was billed as a “celebration of the life and work” of the late Barney Rosset, who died on Feb. 21, 2012. The publishing genius is widely recognized as almost single-handedly breaking the shackles which defined post-war American fiction. Here’s [&hellip
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Honest Abe in the Big Apple

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Two years ago, noted historian and author Harold Holzer was asked to create a “wish list” of artifacts for an upcoming Lincoln bicentennial exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. After careful reflection, Holzer handed Louise Mirrer, the society’s president, a list of rare Lincoln artifacts and documents. Holzer, who splits his time between Rye, N.Y. [&hellip
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