On February 19th, a final hearing will be held regarding whether landmark status should be designated to The Strand Bookstore located near Union Square. The iconic Strand Bookstore opened in 1927 on 4th Avenue and moved to its current location on 12th Street and Broadway in 1957. The Strand has become a New York cultural institution with its famous slogan “18 Miles of Books” known by so many and its iconic beige tote bags carried by men. The Strand carries over 2.5 million new, used, and rare books covering a diverse range of topics. In addition to wide range of literature, The Strand carries literature inspired gifts including mugs, socks, and tote bags.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 14, 2019. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Cimbol, Lauren, "To Landmark or Not to Landmark: The Strand’s Battle Against Landmarking Their Building" (2019). AELJ Blog. 192.