State Senator José M. Serrano has just called on Mayor de Blasio to stop the Central Library Plan!
I am writing to respectfully request that you take the necessary measures to prevent the advancement of this plan…
Moreover, I am also concerned about the overcrowding that would take place under the new proposal. Library patrons will be forced to squeeze into the Central Library. Collections from the two libraries that were sold off will be housed in the already crowded Central Library and will be consolidated into a space that is one third the size they currently have. This will significantly increase the wait time to access materials as well as harm the Central Library’s architectural integrity. This will just overextend a library that is consistently at capacity, further proliferating waiting time and greatly diminishing the available work space.
Read his full statement here.