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City Approves Demolition of Former Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Eagle reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the application of the developer Hudson Companies to demolish what had been the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building has been vacant since late July, when staff and contents were moved to an interim facility in Our Lady of Lebanon […]

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U.S. Attorney and Manhattan DA Probing Library Deal

The Real Deal reports that U.S. Attorney Preet Brahrara and Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. are looking into the deal under which the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (photo) was sold to developer Hudson Companies for demolition and redevelopment as a high rise mixed use residential and commercial building with a new […]

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Top Takeaways From BHA Annual Meeting

Here are your correspondent’s top takeaways from Wednesday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. For a more detailed account, see Mary Frost’s story in the Brooklyn Heights Press. Asked if he was aware of the shooting incident at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 last April, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson (photo) said he was. He […]

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Library Plan Faces One Final Hurdle as Borough President Calls Time

The proposal to sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to developer Hudson Companies, who would build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library sited in its ground floor and basement, appeared to be sailing to completion when it was approved by the City Council subject to […]

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Concerned About Library Project? Contact Council Member Levin

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) […]

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City Planning Commission Approves Library Project

The Commercial Observer reports that the City Panning Commission has, by a 10-0 vote, approved the deal by which the Brooklyn Public Library would sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch to the developer Hudson Companies, which will demolish the existing building (along, alas, with the perhaps less than artistically notable friezes on the facade that […]

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Borough President’s Hearing on Library Plan Brings Out Players on Both Sides

Tuesday evening’s hearing, called by Borough President Eric Adams (at left in photo, next to his Land Use Supervisor, Richard Bearak) as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) for the proposed sale of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies. Hudson proposes […]

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C.B. 2 Land Use Committee Approves Library Sale With Some Conditions

As Mary Frost reports in the Eagle, at yesterday evening’s meeting of the Land Use Committee of our local Community Board 2, the Committee voted eight to four to approve the sale by the City of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to developer Hudson Companies, which plans to build a 36 […]

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C.B.2 Land Use Committee to Consider Library Deal Wednesday; St. Ann’s Won’t Take Space There

The Land Use Committee of Community Board 2 will meet on Wednesday evening, June 17 at 6:00 at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Dibner Building, Room LC400, 5 Metrotech Center (off of the Metrotech Commons) and will hold a public hearing on the proposed transfer of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library to […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Meeting Reveals Schedule; Much Still to be Resolved

Last evening’s meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library had few surprises. The final design of the proposed structure is far from complete, although it has been decided that it will be “taller and skinnier” than earlier renderings showed. The footprint of the library space within […]

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