Tag: Bay Plaza

Watch: Bronx Residents Fight to Keep Local Barnes & Noble Open – NY1

Bronx residents are fighting to keep the last remaining general-interest book store in the borough from moving out.

The push started on Saturday when a 24-year-old graduate student heard that the Barnes & Noble near Bay Plaza Mall would close because of a rent dispute with its landlord.

Amelia Ziano started a petition on change.org asking Prestige Properties to keep the store open. She says it has over a thousand signatures so far.

The Cost of The “New” Bronx: The Borough Is Losing Its Last Bookstore As Barnes & Noble Is Forced Out of Bay Plaza

Imagine a borough of over 1.4 million people without a single book store.

We keep hearing our Borough President mentioning The “New” Bronx when he talks about all the developments going on in our borough — Something which many find rather offensive. When the Mall at Bay Plaza opened back in August, he used it yet again. Since the mall opened, several businesses have been forced out by rising rents at the malls developed and run by Prestige Properties and now our last bookstore has fallen victim to this “New Bronx” mantra.