Brooklyn Heights Public Library

After a long struggle, Build Up NYC and its coalition partners successfully reshaped the Brooklyn Heights library redevelopment into a great project for Brooklyn.

 

 

 

We want safety in construction near our train lines

There is tremendous development in Long Island City, some of it very close to the subway trains. Imagine what would happen if a construction accident took place that impacted one of the train lines. How would you get to work? We, the undersigned, urge the MTA, our elected officials and the community board to keep monitoring the new developments and…

#MLKDay2018: ‘All Labor Has Dignity’

#United4GoodJobs #WeRStronger2gether #WorkersUnite

Nestor Castillo’s American Dream

Nestor Castillo tells a particularly feel-good story. Castillo talks about his good job with the health insurance that he shares with his whole family, his annuity and pension and his good life with his wife and daughter and how he can’t wait to buy a house for his family. But it was not always like that. A native of Honduras,…

A Better Deal for Brooklyn

After a long struggle, Build Up NYC and its coalition partners have won a huge victory for the Brooklyn Heights Community. The coalition successfully reshaped the Brooklyn Heights library redevelopment into a great project for Brooklyn. The project will help keep Brooklyn affordable for families, improve options for schools, increase library space and provide good jobs for Brooklynites. The 114…

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…

Demanding Good Jobs & Affordable Housing at Brooklyn Heights Public Library Hearing

Members of Build Up NYC testified before the Brooklyn Borough President about the need for safe, good jobs and affordable housing on the Brooklyn Heights Library redevelopment.   Build Up activists also turned out for the hearing and distributed leaflets outside the meeting and made our voices heard inside the meeting. The office of the Brooklyn borough president held a hearing on August…

Build Up NYC to Hudson Companies: Good Jobs and Affordable Housing Are Needed at Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment

As Borough President Eric Adams listened to testimony on the proposed $52 million sale of a Brooklyn Heights library to a developer, Hudson Companies, he was met by dozens of Brooklyn workers rallying for responsible development and good jobs that will help local families who depend on steady pay-checks.