Dyker Heights Library Getting $750,000 From Markowitz And Gentile

Dyker Heights Library (Source: Google Maps)
Dyker Heights Library (Source: Google Maps)

The Dyker Heights Library is getting $750,000 for the purposes of roof repairs. According to a press release, the funds come courtesy of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilman Vincent Gentile.

The staff of the library, located at 8202 13th Avenue, have complained about serious water leaks due to the heavily damaged roof. Thanks to the work of Markowitz and Gentile, library patrons will able to enjoy a brand new roof for the facility:

The roof repair project will include demolition and removal of the current roof, installation, and potential drain and paver additions. Once the project begins, the Library will receive an estimate and complete scope of work for design and construction. The Library may have to close because of noisy work or if extensive interior work is needed. Most disruptive work will take place when the library is not open to staff or the public. The roof replacement project will most likely be completed by 2016.

Brooklyn Library President Linda Johnson, Markowitz and Gentile all expressed happiness over the prospect of improving the library:

“Thanks to the generosity of Councilman Gentile and Borough President Markowitz, the Library will be able to undertake the much-needed roof repair at our Dyker branch. We are appreciative of their continued support and leadership, as well as their dedication to the communities they serve,” said Linda E. Johnson, President & CEO of Brooklyn Public Library.
“I am proud to work with BPL President Linda Johnson and Council Member Vincent Gentile to replace the roof of the branch in Brooklyn’s Riviera, Dyker Heights! Projects like this are what help keep Brooklyn the best place to live, work and raise a family. Readers young and old will enjoy their books ‘cover to cover’ while under the cover of a safe and sturdy roof!” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
“As Chair of the Select Committee on Libraries, I was pleased to help allocate funding for this important project here in Dyker Heights. Public libraries are one of the greatest treasures we have and serve as a very important part of our neighborhoods.  That is why it so important that we ensure libraries have everything they need in order to continue to provide the full range of important services to New Yorkers,” said Councilman Vincent Gentile.