Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library Moving to Wrap Up Sale of Heights Branch Quickly

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Seems we just heard about the "possibility" of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch library site to a private developer.

Now we hear that the Brooklyn Public Library is trying to move this thing along "before the end of this administration." (Brooklyn Eagle)

In its rush to pick up some desperately-needed funds (let's not forget Mayor Bloomberg's yearly panic-inducing budget proposals), BPL seems to be ignoring other possibilities for the Heights branch as well as the Business Library (being moved to the business backwaters of Prospect Heights but no doubt soon to be forgotten).

Several ideas dismissed at last Thursday's steering committee meeting, the Eagle reports, include leasing the land to a developer instead of selling it outright, asking a philanthropist to donate funds to fix the air conditioner, or looking into alternate cooling solutions such as the “green roof” Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez facilitated in Red Hook.
More here.

Previous posts:
- Tough Crowd at Brooklyn Heights Library Meeting
- Brooklyn Heights Business Library Moving to Prospect Heights; Building May Be Sold to Developer
- Brooklyn Heights Library Closed Again
- Brooklyn Public Library Funding Restored, Bloomberg's Phony Crisis Averted

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