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BPL’s Johnson Holds Her Own Against Opponents of Heights Library Plan; Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Roasting Company Named as Retail Tenants

Last night in the third floor Community Room at Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project was exposed to public scrutiny for the first time. In a dress rehearsal for the official community appeals process the much-debated project will need to pass through before becoming reality, members of the project’s Community Advisory Committee […]

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BREAKING: Hudson Companies / Marvel Architects Announced as Brooklyn Heights Library Developer:

In the only air conditioned space in the Brooklyn Heights Library building, Brooklyn Public Library president Linda E. Johnson and BPL staff presented the future of the much-debated library branch that has been serving Brooklyn Heights since 1962. The Hudson Companies and Marvel Architects (designers of the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park) […]

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HVAC Miseries Point to BPL’s Fateful Decision Regarding Brooklyn Heights Library Branch

With soaring summer temperatures imposing shortened hours of operation, the non-functioning air conditioning system of the Brooklyn Heights branch library on Cadman Plaza West stands as a flagrant example of the Brooklyn Public Library’s ongoing financial woes. And BPL’s projected solution for the problem—the sale and demolition of the two-story building in favor of a […]

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BHB Exclusive: BPL President Johnson Talks Brooklyn Heights Branch, Library’s Future

Since April, BHB has covered the developing story of the status of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights branch on Cadman Plaza West, driven by neighborhood concern over the condition of the building, as well as its ultimate disposition. Will it be renovated? How soon? Demolished? What will rise in its place? A high-rise? How […]

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Brooklyn Public Library President Addresses Future Of Cadman Plaza Branch

Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library, sent an email to patrons Wednesday about “our efforts to create a better branch in Brooklyn Heights.” In it, she addresses her take on “innovative solutions to help us provide the service Brooklynites deserve” by “constructing a new, modern branch in Brooklyn Heights.” The […]

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