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Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

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The Bay Ridge Library is getting a new roof!

Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard literature lender.

“If it’s a good day for cultural institutions, and it’s a good day for libraries, and those cultural institutions and libraries happen to be in Brooklyn, then it’s a good day for Brooklyn. I’m really excited about the new roof we’re putting here at the Bay Ridge Library,” said Gentile.

The borough’s booster-in-cheif bequeathed $500,000 to the bibliotheque, and Gentile kicked in another $200,000 from his capital budget.

The Adams and the Brooklyn Public Library worked together to identify capital projects the Beep could fund, a Borough Hall spokesman said.

A library has existed on the site since 1896, but the current building was erected in 1960. In 2004, the library underwent a $2.4 million renovation that included a new roof, a library spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear why a new roof is necessary.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
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Reasonable discourse

MJ from Bay Ridge says:
the McKinley branch needs a total reconstruction. The city should consider buying the property and add two more floors to expand the library
Aug. 30, 2014, 10:34 am
H. MILLER from 94 STREET says:
HEY---WHERE is this "branch" of the Bklyn Library, please. I lived at 96st in the corner apt building and went to PS 104---graduated June, 1939. I simply want to know if your story concerns the library I grew up with---around 94 or 93rd streets. Thanks! (I am in Kansas City).
Aug. 30, 2014, 6:49 pm
MJ from Bay Ridge says:
the article is referring to the Bay Ridge branch at 73 St and Ridge Blvd. The one you grew up with is the Fort Hamilton branch at 95 St and 4 AV. Thanks
Aug. 30, 2014, 9:26 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
This reminds me of how the building that used to be Bay Ridge High School was closed for years while it was being transformed into Telecommunications High, yet somehow it has needed constant repairs and renovation since it reopened (in addition to having a wing added.)
Sept. 3, 2014, 11:43 am
marsha Rimler says:
thats good news. Now lets get the pols to come up with money to refurbish the brooklyn heights branch
Where is our councilman Stephen Levin??
Sept. 3, 2014, 3:50 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
The Sunset Park branch desperately needs a second floor. It is crowded beyond belief and is way too small for the densely populated area.
Sept. 3, 2014, 6:49 pm
ty from pps says:
the sunset park branch is tall enough - it has so many storys!
Sept. 4, 2014, 2:16 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
One and a basement?
Sept. 4, 2014, 5:34 pm
Joey from B'hurst says:
Is the $700,000 for a third floor or a new, new roof?
Sept. 6, 2014, 6:30 am
Me from Bay Ridge says:
Just a roof. The costs cited for all these city projects are unbelievable. I can't see how the renovation mentioned in the article could have cost over $2 million. All I noticed was a paint job and new light fixtures. Maybe they cleaned the windows.
Sept. 11, 2014, 3:18 pm

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