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Old Today, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Don't they own the building?

I personally think it should be land marked because our city history is dying. Manhattan soon will all look like midtown but if they own it I can see how they are able to fight it. If they just rent then they need to have a seat.
If they owned the building then why are they so concerned about the bookstore only, and not the 11 stories of office space above it? I don't think they own the entire building, I think they're just tenants leasing out the space, which occupies only the bookstore.
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Old Today, 12:21 PM
 
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If they owned the building then why are they so concerned about the bookstore only, and not the 11 stories of office space above it? I don't think they own the entire building, I think they're just tenants leasing out the space, which occupies only the bookstore.
"In 1996 Bass bought the building at East 12th Street and Broadway for $8.2 million, by which time the Strand was the largest used bookstore in the world.[16][13] The store now occupies three and a half floors, with another one and half floors for offices."
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Old Today, 12:32 PM
 
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"In 1996 Bass bought the building at East 12th Street and Broadway for $8.2 million, by which time the Strand was the largest used bookstore in the world.[16][13] The store now occupies three and a half floors, with another one and half floors for offices."
I didn't see that in the Gothamist article. Where did you get that from?

So they have money to buy an office building in Manhattan, but are claiming financial hardship to the LPC conversion? Makes no sense.
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