The hulking, 10-story jail on Atlantic Avenue that's been empty of inmates since June 2003 may begin hosting them again as early as this summer, the NYT reports. If you're expecting angry residents taking to the barricades, remember: this is Friendly Cobble Hill™:
Judy Stanton, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, said a jail reopening would have a visceral impact on the area, with more Correction Department buses driving through, more inmates in handcuffs seen in the neighborhood, and more inmates' family members arriving for visits. But she said her group could live with that.How far we've all come in just 12 months.
· City Inmate Population Up, Brooklyn Jail May Reopen [NYTimes]
· House of Detention Back on Radar, Bigtime [Brownstoner]
· Would Prison Reopening Sink Downtown Brooklyn Revival? [Curbed]