The Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill is facing potential closure as it continues to lose money for owner State University of New York. According to stories in The New York Times and New York Daily News, the 150-year-old facility at 339 Hicks Street is on the table with State University trustees.
But a joint statement from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, state Sen. Daniel Squadron, state Assemblywoman Joan Millman and City Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin insists: “Any discussion of closure is unwarranted, premature and simply not acceptable. We stand ready to work together on a plan that preserves SUNY Downstate and its affiliated campuses… together.”
More on the Cobble Hill Blog. (Photo: NY Daily News)