Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. According to the group Love Brooklyn Libraries (LBL), Borough Hall removed the item from the Board’s agenda after a meeting between Andrew Gournardes, counsel to Borough President Eric Read More →

Hudson Companies plans to build a 36-story residential tower on the current Brooklyn Heights Library site at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Monday, the City Planning Commission approved 6 to 0, with two abstentions, the controversial $52 million Brooklyn Heights Library project. The planned development has provoked a chorus of impassioned objections over concerns of overcrowded Heights schools, the shrinkage of library space and the off-siting of the affordable housing component, but was approved by Community Read More →

Diane Ravitch, a staunch advocate for public education, will speak at a fundraiser for the Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library on Monday night. She will autograph copies of her book "Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools." Photo courtesy of Diane Ravitch

The Friends of Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s 22nd annual benefit on Monday will be honoring Diane Ravitch, respected research professor and historian of education, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and author of “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.” The Literary Brooklyn Benefit takes place Read More →

Hudson Companies Inc. hopes to build a 36-story residential tower, shown center right, on the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library.  Rendering courtesy of Marvel Architects

On Wednesday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams “disapproved with conditions” the development project proposed for the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West, as part of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. The response was issued following months of hearing from passionate local residents and community activists and a Read More →