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 →

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 →

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Subsurface testing of the land around the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, is underway to determine its suitability for a planned $52 million luxury tower. Workers from Craig Geotechnical Drilling, a private New Jersey firm, bored into the soil just east of the library on Tuesday with a drill rig. A worker Read More →

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A sale of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to real estate developer the Hudson Companies for $52 million will be recommended when the library’s board convenes Tuesday evening as a method to finance necessary renovations, improve service and create new housing (both market rate and affordable units). The recommendations come after a request for Read More →