Posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Another New York City committee has voted in favor of granting landmark status to The Strand bookstore — and now the shop’s owner is suing.

Nancy Bass-Wyden had opposed the Landmarks Preservation Commission vote for landmark status in June, and last month, the City Council’s Land Use Committee also voted in favor of it.

Landmark status will literally cost her thousands of dollars any time she wishes to make changes to the building, she explained to the New York Daily News.

And so Bass-Wyden hired a lawyer, who expects to sue in the next few months, reports the Guardian.

Alexander Urbelis will argue that the landmark status violates his client’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Bookstore, Lawsuit

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