80 Flatbush


This large project is moving forward. Construction will bring new challenges including noise, dust, vibration, rodents, street closures, traffic and more.

A group of residents from the most affected blocks of State Street have created an organization,, that holds meetings with Alloy development on a regular basis.

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Brooklyn Detention Center


The Boerum Hill Association holds the following views:

We support criminal justice reform and understand the moral imperative to close Rikers Island.

We continue to seek a contextual design for a state-of-the-art facility, at an appropriate shape and size. The City has promised a design meeting but has yet to schedule a date).

If you believe you can significantly reduce the jail population then we must work toward that goal using many initiatives and not just four large jails.

We support State and City legislation to assure bail reform and we support full discovery. 

Remove the detainees with severe mental health issues and move them to an appropriate facility now and build more of these facilities (how many beds exist now? How any more can be added?) The mentally ill chemically addicted (MICA) should be housed in a therapeutic environment. This is a medical issue not a criminal one.

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We seek to preserve and enhance the unique qualities of our neighborhood through advocacy, education and community building.

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