Monday, April 9, 2007

Do Not Pass Go ...

Now that the word is out that the Brooklyn House of Detention (oops, we mean the the Brooklyn Detention Complex) will not only be reopening, but doubling in size, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle asks: "Should a jail exist in today’s Downtown Brooklyn and in today’s Downtown residential communities?"

The Eagle's Dennis Holt (who is said to know where Brooklyn's bodies are buried) begins his "Brooklyn Broadside" with this thought: "The obvious answer is, of course not. It makes no more sense today than a jail would at the World Trade Center site, at Hudson Yards or at the Javits Convention Center." More here.

See previous post about the Brooklyn House of Detention here.

Photo of the Brooklyn House of Detention courtesy of MK Metz.