Libraries Forum for Public Advocate, Comptroller Candidates Wednesday

Citizens Defending Libraries, which among other things is working to prevent the Brooklyn Heights branch (photo) of the Brooklyn Public Library from being replaced by a smaller facility contained in a luxury residential building, will have a follow-up to its mayoral candidates’ forum, this time featuring candidates for Public Advocate and for Comptroller. The event will take place this Wednesday, September 4, starting at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:30) and continuing until noon, at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, in Manhattan (take the A, C, or 1 train to 168th Street). There are more details on CDL’s Facebook page and here.

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  • grrr

    Shouldn’t that group really be named “Citizens Defending a Truly Lousy Status Quo?” The Brooklyn Heights branch is hardly ever open because of the A/C situation …

  • Roberto

    Crippling public institutions by denying maintenance and constantly slashing operating budgets is the strategy to get rid of public institutions, like the Brooklyn Heights library. The crippled institutions are then bombarded with complaints about poor service. This phase is followed by declarations by Bloomy and others who assert that the public institutions must be sold because they are less than.

  • HenryLoL

    The Brooklyn Heights library is being re-built and is going to be a great new library and there will also be new condos that will help Cadman Plaza West be safer and more full of life. Stop trying to fight everything – things dont have to be the same forever!

  • marshasrimler

    The status quo will be changed by saving the libraries and giving them new life. not by sell-offs of public assets

  • marshasrimler

    No.. they do not have to be the same forever. The library will get funding -be refurbished and have working A/C. Selling off public assets is NOT the solution

  • Roberto

    Look carefully at what happened to the Donnell Public Library across from MOMA before we declare that the Brooklyn Heights Library will be a great new library.