Brooklyn Heights Library closes, interim library opens on Remsen Street
After a prolonged fight by advocacy groups to keep it open, the Brooklyn Heights Library at 280 Cadman Plaza West closed its doors at the end of the day on Tuesday and was set to open an interim site in the refurbished social room of Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 109 Remsen St., at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Developer Hudson Companies plans to build a 36-story luxury tower with a new, smaller Brooklyn Heights branch at the original library site.
At a press tour of the interim library on Tuesday afternoon, reporters saw a bright, air conditioned space, already stocked with many books.
A translucent Panelite wall curves around one whole side of the space and demarcates a staff office and programming room.