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Brooklyn Jail Expansion Gaining Popularity in Neighborhood

June 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Stop the Jail

Yesterday, we noted a new group called Stop BHOD, as did Brownstoner. The organization is aimed at lobbying for an end to the city’s plan to reopen the Brooklyn House of Detention and doubling its size. (It doesn’t appear to have a position on the addition of retail to the jail.) The group has been busy. We found posters up all over Court Street, including in the windows of a number of businesses. Stop BHOD is planning a press event in the near future. It is a separate organization from the Stakeholders Group, which is also fighting the jail plan.

Tags: Carroll Gardens · Cobble Hill · Downtown Brooklyn

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bob // Jun 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    i think you need to rephrase the 13

  • 2 bob // Jun 18, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    oops i meant rephrase the headline. cheers

  • 3 Greg // Jul 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    The jail existed long before all these new yuppie-centric business and new transplants moved to the neighborhood worrying about their property rights. Live with it people. It’s New York City.