We noted that the City Planning Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library by developer Hudson Comapnies, which would demolish the existing library building (library service would be provided on an interim basis at space leased from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Remsen Street) to build a high rise residential and commercial structure with a new library on its ground level and lower floors. The proposal must still be considered by the City Council, and by tradition heavy weight is accorded to the views of the council member in whose district the proposed structure lies. That would be Council Member Stephen Levin, whose 33rd District includes Brooklyn Heights.
So, if you want to register your opinion about the library proposal, whether pro, con, or pro with proposed changes, you may call Council Member Levin’s office at 718-875-5200. My wife did today, and spoke with a most helpful and receptive staffer.