Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saint Ann's School: If You Can't Beat It . . .

So we strolled past the future Federal Probation Office on Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights, cradled in the bosom of Saint Ann's School.

Looks like the offices are coming along nicely (photo above).

Saint Ann's -- according to the Brooklyn Eagle -- says it is trying to reach "a constructive understanding with the U.S. Probation Office," soon to be a very close neighbor.

Parents were somewhat upset when they learned that federal probationers would be frequent visitors (same building, different entrance). But the Saint Ann's administration has come to the realization that "the neighborhood has long been loaded with courthouses and other facilities dealing with convicted felons," and one more won't really make a difference.

They may be on to something. Brooklyn Heights is crawling with court houses, probation facilities, the U.S. Attorney's Office, plus lawyers and their clients.

As Palmolive dish soap's Madge the Manicurist used to say, "You're soaking in it!"

The Eagle reports that Raymond J. Dearie, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, has called a meeting with parents, set for next week, “to talk about the situation.” (Full story here.)

As we continued our stroll, we saw that the sign on the entrance to the new probation facility had been artfully desecrated.

Not sure what this means.

- Saint Ann's Parents Roar as Brooklyn Probation Office Moves into Pierrepont St. Building
- Something Big Coming In at One Pierrepont Plaza, Brooklyn Heights?

Photos by MK Metz


Anonymous said...

There is also a child care facility (Imagine Early Learning Center) in the same neighborhood on Monroe Place. See

Anonymous said...

That's right across the street from the Appellate Court ...