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 18 on the Hudson Companies’ plan for demolition of the 62,000-square-foot Brooklyn Heights public library branch, and the construction of a 36-story market rate condo building in its place and 2 smaller affordable housing buildings in Clinton Hill.

The borough president will make a recommendation by September 8 at the latest, with the next steps in the ULURP being the City Planning Commission and the City Council, where it will require 26 votes to pass.