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City Frowns Upon Use of 'Library' in Chocolate Library Name

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Topping the list of surreal news this week, the Times reports that the owner of the newly opened The Chocolate Library—a chocolate store in the East Village—can no longer keel the word "Library" in its name, because the City deems it "misleading." According to a law passed in 2006, a business needs the education commissioner’s consent to use the words library, school, academy, institute and kindergarten, and other in a certificate of incorporation or company name. The well known Tribeca bar The Brandy Library luckily squeaked in ahead of the law. As did the Hudson Library Bar. A spokesman for the education department said he would reconsider the decision in the coming weeks, after a call from the Times alerting him to the issue (and the ensuing article that should embarrass his department).

Apparently, the same law kept Donald Trump from launching Trump University online. It is now called Trump Entrepreneurial Initiative.
· No Chocolate in the Library [DJ]
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The Chocolate Library

111 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY

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