Group Demands Real Estate Info From Brooklyn Public Library

280 Cadman Plaza West.

280 Cadman Plaza West.

On the same day last month that the Brooklyn Public Library’s board of trustees approved the Hudson Companies’ $52 million purchase of the land beneath the Brooklyn Heights branch, an opposition group named the Citizens Defending Libraries forwarded library officials a sizable Freedom of Information Law request for details on what it maintains constitutes a concerted effort by library officials to sell off real estate assets and cut down the library’s 60-unit system.

Library officials, who deny the group’s claims, said they’ve received the FOIL request and will respond to the inquiry that the group refers to as a “citizens’ audit and investigation of library sell-offs and shrinkages in Brooklyn,” according to a posting on its website. Read more on the Commercial Observer.

Group Demands Real Estate Info From Brooklyn Public Library