Man Threatened With Eviction for Having ‘Too Many Books’!

Man Threatened With Eviction for Having ‘Too Many Books’!

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Longtime Brooklynite Ben Hammer, sixty-seven, is being threatened with eviction by his landlord after the latter declared that the conditions of Hammer’s one-bedroom apartment and the extensive library it contains pose a hazard to himself and the building he has lived in for the last forty-six years. According to The New York Daily News, the eviction notice from Benedict Realty Group states that Hammer’s living conditions — “boxes, bags, papers, debris, filing cabinets, wood crates and books piled from floor to ceiling throughout the apartment” — are unsanitary, and the building’s maintenance director was quoted as saying the books also …

Brooklyn’s New Center for Fiction: A Space for Writers and Readers

Brooklyn’s New Center for Fiction: A Space for Writers and Readers

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When you step foot in Brooklyn’s own The Center for Fiction, you’ll be ready to book your membership. Bookstr was lucky enough to snag an afternoon tour of the new space, but you’re going to want to stay a lot longer than that. Recently relocated to 15 Lafayette Avenue, The Center for Fiction is more than just a bookstore—if anything can be ‘just’ a bookstore. It’s an impressive feat to fit thousands of worlds within the space of a single room… even if that room is spacious, modern, and beautifully lit. The Center for Fiction is an exceptionally curated bookstore, complete …