In Brooklyn, new middle school would come with downside

Jan. 21, 2009
School would be part of 18-story development that would block view of the Brooklyn Bridge

Many residents in a Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood want a new middle school for their children. But they are not sure they want it badly enough to accept its proposed packaging — an apartment tower that would block views of the Brooklyn Bridge. That is what would happen if a developer wins approvals to build the 18-story towerin the so-called Dumbo neighborhood. The project would include the school, as well as shops and apartments that many residents say would add vibrancy to a stretch of warehouses.

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