Thursday, August 12, 2010

Prisoners, Commotion Coming Back to the Brooklyn House of Detention

Prisoners, along with white prison buses, police cars, prison personnel and prison visitors will soon be back in force at Brooklyn's House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn. In spite of community opposition, Wednesday the city Department of Correction announced that the Big House's new plan would include “full utilization" of its 759 beds.

Various schemes (see below) to vastly expand the House of D, build retail on the ground floor, add a protective outer layer of co-ops, turn it into a hotel or install a school in the building have been dropped, however. Whew!

Stories at the New York Times and the Brooklyn Eagle.

- Thompson to 'Vigorously' Fight Bloomberg Brooklyn House of Detention Lawsuit
- Comptroller Thompson Turns Down Brooklyn HOD Contract - Again
- Judge: Brooklyn House of Detention Can Reopen
- Brooklyn House of Detention Contract Rejected by Comptroller Thompson
- Anti-Jail Rally on Brooklyn Courthouse Steps Almost Didn't Happen
- 'Stop the Brooklyn House of Detention' Rally
- Don't Get Your Pants In a Twist Over Brooklyn House of Detention, Says Eagle
- Brooklyn House of Detention, Now With Retail
- Goodbye Supersized, Butt Ugly Brooklyn House of Detention Condos, Hello Bigger Jail
- Brooklyn House of Detention Forum Thursday -- Commissioner Horn Will Answer All Your Questions
- House of Detention Site May Be 'Most Valuable Square Block in Downtown Brooklyn'
- Brooklyn House of Detention Could Get 'Super-sized'

Photo by MK Metz

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.


Anonymous said...

It'd be great if the city added retail to the base. That section of Atlantic is a total dead zone.

Anonymous said...