Top that! Boro pols fund new roof for Bay Ridge Library

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The Bay Ridge Library is getting a new roof!

Borough President Adams and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) have allocated money from their capital budgets to re-top the Ridge Boulevard literature lender.

“If it’s a good day for cultural institutions, and it’s a good day for libraries, and those cultural institutions and libraries happen to be in Brooklyn, then it’s a good day for Brooklyn. I’m really excited about the new roof we’re putting here at the Bay Ridge Library,” said Gentile.

The borough booster-in-cheif bequeathed $500,000 to the bibliothèque, and Gentile kicked in another $200,000 from his capital budget.

The Adams and the Brooklyn Public Library worked together to identify capital projects the beep could fund, a Borough Hall spokesman said.

A library has existed on the site since 1896, but the current building was erected in 1960. In 2004, the library underwent a $2.4 million renovation that included a new roof, a library spokeswoman said.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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