Thursday, December 17, 2015

Boos and Praise for Levin as City Council Approves Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Library advocates were not happy at the City Council vote on Wednesday. Photo by MK Metz
The full City Council approved the proposal to sell and develop the Brooklyn Heights Library on Wednesday, ending a three-year battle by those against selling public property to private developers.

As reported in the Brooklyn Eagle, Councilmembers said it wasn't Levin's fault the Brooklyn Public Library was in such dire financial shape that the library had to be sacrificed.

“It’s not his fault the library is underfunded. In fact it’s our fault for not properly funding libraries for many, many years,” Jumaane Williams said.

As boos echoed from the balcony, Levin was praised by his fellow Councilmembers for making the deal better for his constituents.

Full story at the Eagle.

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