Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Full City Council to Vote on Sale of Brooklyn Heights Library Today

Tall building, center right. Rendering by Marvel Architects
The New York City Council is expected to vote on the sale and development of the Brooklyn Heights Library at its meeting today (Wednesday) at 1:30 at City Hall. It remains a contentious issue, even after Councilmember Stephen Levin negotiated concessions from the developer, Hudson Companies.

Here is some background:

- City Council committee approves Brooklyn Heights Library /condo proposal [Brooklyn Eagle]
Details about the terms of the revamped proposal.

- EXCLUSIVE: How Levin crafted final deal for Brooklyn Heights Library  [Brooklyn Eagle]
This gives an inside look at many of the previously-undisclosed aspects of the deal.

-The developer's site: 280 Cadman Plaza West

- Citizens Defending Libraries press release on the deal

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is really a tempest in a teapot. In the coming years, there will be absolutely no need for libraries as a repository for books, except possibly for researchers who require access to rare manuscripts. And even these can and will be scanned which will make them available for all to read. Anyone who has Internet access has access to more books than are available in a typical library. Our city's focus should be on making Internet access available to all along with e-books that they can use to "borrow" books from the library system. The space that is currently used for shelving can be turned into community rooms or quiet space for those who need it.