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Borough Board Drops Last Barrier to Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Take a last look at the facade of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, with its captivating (to this writer) WPA-ish (though of 1960s vintage) friezes that, over the course of the next year are to be reduced to rubble, and replaced by a new library in the base of a high rise […]

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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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Full City Council May Vote on Library Deal Tomorrow; City Officials, Civic Group Voice Opposition

Update (!2/16): The full City Council voted 45-1 to approve the library deal today. DNA Info reports that the full City Council “is expected to vote” tomorrow (Wednesday, December 16) on the deal to replace the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library with a new, slightly smaller library located on the same […]

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Stringer, at Town Hall, Voices Concerns About Library Deal, Park Financing; Supports “Community Based Planning”

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, at his Brooklyn Town Hall Thursday evening, fielded questions from many people who lined up on both sides of the auditorium to get their turn at the microphones, as well as other questions brought in by Periscope. Concerns raised by Brooklyn Heights residents included the deal to sell the Brooklyn Heights […]

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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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CDL’s Michael White Featured in BKLYNR, Brooklyn Brief

Montague Street resident Michael D. D. White, who along with wife Carolyn McIntyre has been a mainstay of Citizens Defending Libraries, an organization advocating for New York City’s public library systems, recently sat down with with Mike Hicks for a lengthy interview in BKLYNR. Mr. White — a frequent BHB commenter — is perhaps the […]

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NYPL About Face on 42nd Street May Impact Brooklyn Heights Library

The New York Times reported Wednesday that due to public opposition as well as spiraling costs, the New York Public Library will not undertake a massive renovation of its flagship headquarters at 42nd Street. The NYPL’s decision will likely have impact throughout the city, particularly in relation to the Brooklyn Public Library’s controversial proposal to […]

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Key Stakeholders Respond About Proposed Brooklyn Heights Library Development

BHB spoke recently with Borough President Eric Adams, Alexandra Bowie, President of the Brooklyn Heights Association, Emma Woods, spokeswoman for the Brooklyn Public Library and Michael White of the Brooklyn Heights-based public watchdog Citizens Defending Libraries regarding the proposed sale to developers of the BPL branch at Cadman Plaza. At a reporters’ roundtable attended by […]

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DUMBO Leader Tweaks Raw Nerve in Brooklyn Heights Library Re-development Dispute

In Thursday’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle, community advocate Doreen Gallo tweaked the raw nerve that is the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights and Pacific branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL’s controversial plan to sell the two properties—eliminating costly repairs and maintenance in exchange for new much reduced libraries rebuilt by developers—has been roundly […]

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The BHB Ten: The Most Influential People In Brooklyn Heights For 2013

Our readers have spoken and our editorial team has weighed in on the BHB Ten for 2013. In no particular order, here’s the list of the people who made a difference in Brooklyn Heights last year:

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