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Not everyone is happy with all the high rises coming to the neighborhood. Members of our community have banded around stopping the two towers coming to 80 Flatbush Avenue, right across from Atlantic Terminal.
The main argument against this building, as far as I can tell (the official Block 80 Flatbush Towers website is currently down for me, is it working for you?) is that this giant tower will drastically alter several neighborhoods. The tower will be imposing to Boerum Hill, Ft. Greene, Park Slope, Gowanus, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens, all of which consist mostly of brownstone buildings.
This is totally fair. Most of the new Downtown Brooklyn skyscrapers are clustered in the downtown area. Planned buildings like Brooklyn Point, 11 Hoyt, and 9 Dekalb are all in the same general vicinity, none of which looming over other neighborhoods (although 11 Hoyt is pretty close to Boerum Hill).
These new 80 Flatbush towers are creeping farther south, having a much larger impact on people in brownstone Brooklyn.
If you’d like your voice to be heard, you can join the community meeting on Wednesday, April 18th at St. Francis College at 180 Remsen St from 6pm to 9pm.