I recently ran a post on a bank branch planned for the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn and a followup correction based on information I recieved from one of the people involved in the issue. Both posts involved a branch which was expected to be built to a suburban cookie cutter model not appropriate to Brooklyn.
It seems there is good news. Due to the uproar in the community Commerce Bank has agreed to build a branch more in keeping with the urban character of the neighborhood.
Here is the the New York Daily News article describing the outcome, posted by Jym in the comments section here.
Credit should be given to both Aaron Naparstek and the people working with him from the neighborhood for raising this issue, and the Commerce Bank for showing flexibility and good faith in the face of neighborhood opposition.