BUNYC Activists Educate Prime Voters On Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project

Build Up NY activists concerned about a controversial plan to buy and redevelop the Brooklyn Heights library branch knocked on hundreds of doors in the neighborhood on Halloween to educate and mobilize engaged voters on the issue.

Under the proposed plan, Hudson Companies would build a tower with 139 luxury condo units on the Cadman Plaza site, while reducing and renovating the library space. Despite strong support for including affordable housing on the site, the developer has instead proposed building moderate income housing units in another neighborhood two miles away.

The vast majority of the prime voters canvassed — 79% — said they oppose the project. Only 4% said they support the project, with 17% undecided. Build Up NYC members will return to the area for another door-knocking action on November 14.