Dear New York City MoveOn member,

The St. Mark’s Bookshop has a long tradition in the Lower East Side and serves an admirable and increasingly rare function. But St. Mark’s is struggling to pay the market rent that Cooper Union is charging them at 31 3rd Ave. A significant rent concession by Cooper Union could save this irreplaceable neighborhood institution.

That’s why I created a petition to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on, which says:

The St. Mark’s Bookshop, a vital Lower East Side cultural institution, needs a rent low enough to survive. Join the Cooper Square Committee petitioning Cooper Union, the bookstore’s landlord, to give St. Mark’s Bookshop a lower rent.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends!

(Thanks for the tip Frank Ozmun)