Pages Navigation Menu

News and features from CUNY's undergraduate student journalists

Hunts Point library will close for 18 months

Hunts Point library will close for 18 months

HUNTER COLLEGE–Education advocates’ long-held hopes of converting the third floor of the Hunts Point branch library into a reading and recreation center for teens appear to have come up empty.

New York Public Library officials say the third floor will instead be used as a mechanical and equipment room. The landmarked, 89-year-old building will be closed down early next year so that repairs to the facade can start, and an elevator and a staircase to the second floor added. Library officials estimate that renovations will take 18 months and cost $20 million.