Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't Get Your Pants In a Twist Over Brooklyn House of Detention, Says Eagle

While the Brooklyn Paper reports that the city "brushed aside widespread opposition to its plan to reopen and double the size" of the Brooklyn House of Detention by hiring architects to start the process, Dennis Holt, writing for the Brooklyn Eagle recommends not getting all worked up.

"The Department of Correction announced months ago that it would take this action," he writes. What actually matters is whether or not the city chooses to use the Uniform Land Use Review Process, he says.

One the one hand, there could be a year of process leading to a lawsuit. On the other hand, there could just be a lawsuit. More here.

- 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'
- Spring Cleaning at the Brooklyn House of Detention
- Meet the Neighbors
- Do Not Pass Go. . .
- What Should We Name the Brooklyn House of Detention Hotel?

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