Strand Owner Fumes About Landmarking

NY Post: ‘The de Blasio administration tagged the iconic Strand Bookstore’s building with a dreaded landmark designation Tuesday — a move the owner says was a concession to locals so the mayor can build a tech hub in the area.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 8-0 to make the bookseller’s home at 828 Broadway a landmark — triggering onerous maintenance requirements that could send the 92-year-old shop’s ledgers into the red, according to owner Nancy Bass-Wyden (pictured).
“The thing that started it was Mayor Bill de Blasio,” she told The Post. “We just don’t want any more expenses. We don’t need it. It’s a brutal retail environment, and now we’re under siege.”’

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