Developer Finally Closes on Library Site

We have it from City Realty that developer Hudson Companies, Inc. has finally closed on the sale from the City of the site, at Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street, formerly occupied by the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, which now occupies temporary space on Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton. Demolition of the old library building is now near complete. The new building Hudson will erect on the site will include a new library at three levels, along with STEM lab operated by the NYC Department of Education at its base, as well as other commercial tenants at street level and 32 stories of apartments.

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  • William Gilbert

    Kind of sad that the library is now gone. Also sad that Long Island College Hospital gone. If the city had to sell any building, perhaps the House of Detention on Atlantic would have been the better thing to sell. I don’t think the neighborhood would have minded that.

  • Jorale-man

    If there’s any silver lining to this, I was happy to read that there are plans for a Brooklyn Roasting Company branch in the building, along with some food vendors. That said, that’s going to cast quite a shadow over the neighborhood in the morning.

  • Reggie

    Gone, as in relocated to a smaller space on Remsen until the new branch library opens?