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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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“Flatiron” Design Proposed For Library Site

The Daily News has published this rendering by Marvel Architects (those wonderful folks who brought us Pierhouse) of the latest envisioning of the building that will stand where the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library now stands. Sadly, for your correspondent, it does not appear to include preservation of the lovely WPA-style friezes […]

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Third Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Design Workshop Monday Evening

The third and final in the series of design workshops for the new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, to which the public is invited, will be Monday evening, May 18 in the ground floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, starting at 6:30. Representatives of Brooklyn Public […]

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Planning Meeting Tonight for the Brooklyn Heights Library

Michael Randazzo sends us the following: The Brooklyn Public Library invites all to join the second community brainstorming session in the Brooklyn Heights Branch’s first floor auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West, at 6:30 p.m tonight. The purpose is to discuss plans for the interior layout of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. Representatives of […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Design Workshop Monday Evening–All Invited

As was noted at the Community Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 9, much work remains to be done on the design of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (The image is of a preliminary rendering of the new library’s exterior, and will not necessarily be the final design.) This […]

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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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BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents […]

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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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