On the Market: St. Marks Books Closing?; Beating Back Starbucks; Surveying Columbus Ave. Bike Lane

Beloved St. Marks Books begs Cooper Union for rent breaks to stay open. [DNAinfo]

Up the block, East Village coffee shop fights back against Starbucks [NY Times]

It will be years before the 9/11 Memorial is really a part of the city, like 2014 maybe. [Journal]

Bumper crop! Neighbors dump construction debris onto garden in Prospect Heights. [Daily News]

Sony boss Tomy Mottola’s old Hamptons home on the market for $22 M. [Journal]

“American-Idol-style competition” will help Brooklyn pols pick community construction projects. [BK Paper]

Industrial real estate popular again. [NY Times]

9/11 hero spends anniversary helping clean-up from a flood. [Daily News]

Councilwoman Gale Brewer wants to survey UWS on Columbus Ave bike lane now that it’s a year old. [Streetsblog]

A controversy in Woodstock? Over affordable housing? What’s the world coming to? [NY Times]

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