The owner of a famous bookstore in New York repels the decision to honor him with a historical landmark, blowing it up as a "prominent domain" and "bureaucratic straitjacket".
Nancy Bass Wyden, the owner of the Strand Bookstore, one of the few remaining in the city, is "already a landmark" and that the historical designation is a "punishment" that simply invited more "bureaucracy and bureaucracy." to decide what color is our sign, our awning is what kind of material we use, "said Wydon, according to NPR.
"They decide what kind of windows we have, what metal we use on our doors Everything that should even be put on the roof, they'll make decisions about it, and that's just wrong."
INDIE BOOKSTORES INTRODUCES A STAGE IN THE HARD MARKET FOR SALE "It's really not an honor," she said.
Wydon, who inherited the store from his father, also accepted a press conference.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected the idea that the new label would impose more weight on her business.
"We think she interprets [regulations for city landmarks] wrongly and that we can show it where it will not cost "On Twitter, he presents this move as a way to keep the store for future generations."
AOC Town Hall, Sarah Carroll, Chairman of the Sightseeing Commission, also said that city regulations should not interfere with Viden's plans
"Our regulatory system is effective and flexible. I am convinced that the designation will not affect plans for the Strand bookstore, "said Carroll. "Actually, the type of work she describes is typical of commercial showcases, and permits can often be issued quickly by staff." he sees a fire hydrant in West Village, he wants to make it remarkable, "she says of Andrew Berman, executive director of Greenwich Village Society for the Preservation of Historic Life.
the store as the "last remnant" of the corridor, where bookstores are doing business on Fourth Avenue.
"There is no doubt that it is an integral part of our local history," she said.
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"The building is significant architectural due to its unspotted Renaissance facade, which extends around the corner site and because of its steel frame construction, illustrates the stylistic character and technological progress in the skyscraper architecture at the time it was built," the commission said.