Come See Inside Brooklyn’s “Big House”

Admit it: you’ve long itched to take a tour inside that magnificent building at 275 Atlantic Avenue, between Boerum Place and Smith Street. Well, now you can do it next Saturday, February 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and it’s absolutely free. (Update: Chuck Taylor took the tour. Read his observations on BHB.) The good news is brought to us by Community Board 2:

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) invites the community to attend an open house at the Brooklyn Detention Complex, more commonly known at the Brooklyn House of Detention or the “House of D’.”

The open house in being held in advance of the phased re-opening of the House of Detention. Approximately 100 inmates per week will be transferred to the facility beginning in February. This will be an opportunity to meet Warden Walter Nin, ask questions and tour the facility.

To take advantage of this (we hope) once in a lifetime opportunity, please RSVP to Delilah Ortega in the DOC Department of Public Information at Delilah.Ortega@doc.nyc.gov or (718) 546-0631.

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