At Least One Person In Brooklyn Heights Does Not Want More Condos

BHB Facebook friend “Jason” posted this photo of a message scrawled at the 172-174 Montague Street construction site. The writer exclaims “NO MORE CONDOS“.

Do you agree?

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  • marshasrimler

    yes.. I agree. that is what we will have more condos if the Brooklyn Public Library supported by the Brooklyn Heights Association has its way.. Why tear down a library that can be fixed and replace it with a large condo development.. Greed. Giving away public land to the private sector to develop condos and another huge building. I bet the BHA folks would not want a huge condo on their landmarked blocks. If the Brooklyn Public Library did their job (like the Queens Public Library) we would not have this on our hands. I suggest hiring the Queens Library to administer the BPL for a three year test run .

  • skunky

    why should the BPL spend money they don’t have on fixing up a decrepit library, which takes money away from other libraries that need the funds too, when there is an alternative that just happens to involve building housing in a highly desirable neighborhood. More housing is good. The post refers to the former Eammon’s and Hallmark site on Montague, and not the BPL site. Should we have preserved the ugly low-rise Hallmark card store?

  • Arch Stanton

    “More housing is good”
    Please explain, good for who?

  • Bloomy

    More housing density increases the amount of services an area can support. In theory more residents will bring in more restaurants and businesses. Its the concept of what makes NYC so unique. Without the huge populace in a small area it would just be another city.

  • marshasrimler

    Hi skunky
    The reason the BPL has no money for capital improvements to their facilities is because they are inept.
    They have not asked our elected for funds in the way the Queens Library has asked and gotten monies. Does their inability to raise public and private funds mean that public assist should be destroyed downsized and put in a basement .
    The BPL is trying to pull a Donnell on us and we must not let it happen.
    They say they will use monies from the sale for other libraries. The old divide and conquer technique used by Ratner in Atlantic Yards, Also they will not be able to spend that money all over Brooklyn-Mark my words it will disappear in the rebuilding they anticipate in the 2 branches they want to destroy. Hire the Queens Library to run ours for a few years, They do a much better job

  • HicksOnHicks

    We need that library. If we don’t keep the library open, the homeless wont have a place to surf for porn.

  • HicksOnHicks

    Condos bring tax paying residents and local shoppers. Who would be opposed to that? Maybe the anarchist who also vandalized the construction site.

  • Arch Stanton
  • Arch Stanton

    We already live in an area with a very high housing density. There aren’t even enough schools to adequately support the population we now have. Not to mention other city services, Police, Fire, etc. that are not being increased to reflect the increase in housing. We even face losing our hospital to condos, yeah sure, thats a good thing for the community.

  • Bloomy

    While I admit those can be issues, I don’t think keeping people away is a means by which to solve any of them. Personally I haven’t seen any problems with the police or fire response in the neighborhood. Schools I freely admit I know nothing about. As for LICH, having more people in the area would increase the demand, and make it more likely to be profitable given it had better management.

  • Buggs Bunny

    The new, clean. condo-Library. Silly Rabbit.

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    I can barely find parking on my little street (Poplar) but now that they have built and are in the process of building 4 new condos within 2 blocks I can pretty much forget about it. Especially when the precinct restoration is completed, parking lot – or not.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yeah, but there won’t even be a hospital, that’s the problem.

  • Joe A

    Give up the car. Ride a bike.

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    I love riding a bike. Maybe my wife can ride a bike to her job in Long Island as a health care professional. Thanks.

  • julie

    I know this name! Had no idea my cousin Alisa’s little brother was in the neighborhood. Hi Kenji!

  • Natalia Natasha

    Funny, I took a photo of this too. No, we don’t need more condos. Especially not low-lying condos like these. I vote for an Olympic size indoor pool with a wall of windows on Manhattan. With a few multi-use community rooms thrown in and a big wrap-around deck. Sigh! :)

  • Andrew Porter

    I thought they were trying to write out “No more Condoms” but couldn’t spell…

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    email me, would like to know more…crazy small world.