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Citizens Defending Libraries Plans Packed Slate Of Public Rallies April 13-20th

Citizens Defending Libraries, the Brooklyn Heights-based organization that is petitioning the city to stop selling public library real estate to private developers, has a full slate of rallies in the coming week. Neighbors forming the group have collected 8893 virtual petition signatures, demanding that the Cadman Plaza Library and its building, in place since 1962, […]

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BHA Will Not Oppose Library Plan Under Certain Conditions

The Brooklyn Heights Association has taken an official stance on the potential “redevelopment” of the neighborhood’s Cadman Plaza Public Library branch in a post on the organization’s website. It writes… Like other cultural institutions, the Brooklyn Public Library has faced cuts in its City-provided funding in recent years. The Brooklyn Heights branch library building is […]

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NY Times: ‘Saving Libraries By Giving Up Land They Sit On’

Monday’s New York Times published a major expose on the critical issue of Brooklyn libraries shuttering with an eye on cashing in on property real estate values—with major focus on Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza branch. The piece begins, “The Brooklyn Heights library is neither the oldest nor the most dilapidated branch of the Brooklyn Public […]

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Brooklyn Heights Public Library Going For Broke: Closing? Relocating? Selling?

As part of a systemwide shakeup, the Brooklyn Public Library has announced that branches will be moving, downsizing and/or consolidating, as the system shifts to digital media and services. Among the targets is Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza branch, according to a report late Tuesday in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. It is confirmed that the branch’s […]

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