Gallery: Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public L...

Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite libraries were built in the early 1900s before most neighborhoods developed and have since become mini ghost towns. Rather than spending $230 million for the needed repairs, BPL is considering shutting down its less popular branches, which means that some of these historic buildings could become available for other types of businesses.

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