Wednesday, April 4, 2007

What Should We Name the Brooklyn House of Detention Hotel?

"The Brooklyn Clink?"

The Correction Department's plan to add retail space to the Brooklyn House of Detention at 275 Atlantic Avenue prompted BP Marty Markowitz to suggest a unique tenant: a boutique hotel. "If it's designed in such a way that the guests feel totally comfortable," he said, "why not?" (See the entire NY Times article here, or here.)

Posters to the Brownstoner just love the suggestion, predicting it will become THE hipster place in Brooklyn. "Shoplifting should not be a problem," notes one correspondent.

UPDATE: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle details how the jail will double in size. See here.

Photo of side gate of Brooklyn House of Detention by MK Metz.

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