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Suit Seeks Answers About LICH’s Othmer Funds

Brooklyn resident Barbara Gartner, a former Long Island College Hospital patient, has filed suit to compel the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau “to compel the release of records relating to the … Bureau’s approvals of invasions of the hospital’s $140 million Othmer Endowment Fund.” Ms. Gartner’s request for the records, made under New [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog Open Thread: 52nd NYS Assembly District Debate

On Tuesday (9/2), Brooklyn Heights Blog will be hosting a debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd AD. BHB Founder/Publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo will moderate and questions will be asked by our own Claude Scales, the BHA governor Marla Simpson, Ted Hamm political commentator / Chair of Journalism and New Media Studies at [...]

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52nd Assembly Seat Candidates Talk Cuomo at Prospect Heights Debate

The three Democrats vying to succeed the retiring Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly district met for a debate in Prospect Heights last night. The New York Observer’s takaway? The candidates are a little “meh” about Governor Cuomo: RELATED: Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates [...]

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BHB Exclusive: Pete Sikora Talks About His Campaign for the 52nd AD Seat

In advance of the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s presentation September 2 of one of the few public discussions on the 52nd Assembly District Race, an important political contest in New York City this year, the BHB sat down with Cobble Hill resident Pete Sikora to discuss his candidacy for the seat that outgoing Assembly Member Joan [...]

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BHB Exclusive: Jo Anne Simon Talks About Her Campaign for the 52nd AD Seat

In advance of the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s presentation September 2 of one of the few public discussions on the 52nd Assembly District Race, an important political contest in New York City this year, the BHB sat down with longtime Cobble Hill resident Jo Anne Simon to discuss her candidacy for the seat that outgoing Assembly [...]

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BHB Exclusive: Doug Biviano Talks About His Campaign for the 52nd AD Seat

In advance of the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s presentation September 2 of one of the few public discussions on the 52nd Assembly District Race, an important political contest in New York City this year, we sat down with longtime Heights resident Doug Biviano to discuss his second attempt to capture the seat that outgoing Assembly Member [...]

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NY1 Hosts 52nd AD Debate or “I Will Shut Your Mic Off”

NY1 has posted the first part of its debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd Assembly District held on Monday (8/26) night.

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After Being Dissed by Errol Louis, Biviano Wins First Fight; Forces Invite to NY 1 52nd AD Debate

Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano (BHB Ten ’09), a candidate on the ballot in September 9 Democratic primary election for the 52nd Assembly District seat being vacated by Joan Millman, reports that after initially being excluded, he has now been invited to participate in an upcoming debate for candidates that will be televised live on [...]

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Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are several Democratic candidates vying for the nomination in the 52nd Assembly District. Since this is Brownstone Brooklyn, the Democratic nominee is generally the de facto winner of the general election (Hey is there a GOP candidate? No, seriously is there one?).

So what are we going to do about it? Hold a debate!

Enjoy the official press release here:

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Community Board 2 Seeks New Committee Members; Announces Fall General Meetings

Community Board 2, whose territory includes all of Brooklyn Heights, is seeking new members for its standing committees on Parks and Recreation; Land Use; Economic Development; Health, Environment and Public Services; Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs; and Transportation and Public Safety. If you would like to serve on one of these committees, please send your [...]

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Beep Adams Takes Water Polo Plunge at St. Francis College

This past Sunday in the St. Francis Brooklyn pool at the Pope Athletic Complex, Borough President Eric Adams—who has made youth sports a focus of his administration—joined elite young swimmers from all over the world in learning water polo drills from members of the Terriers’ nationally-ranked water polo squad. The water polo demonstration was the [...]

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The Brooklyn Eagle Finds the Smoking Gun in the #SaveLICH Battle

When the residents of whatever condo opens on the site of Long Island College Hospital move in, they’ll at least have a comprehensive epitaph to read about the storied institution that preceded them. But when ambulances are replaced with Fresh Direct trucks and they make their first delivery to the One Percenter living in the [...]

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BHB Interview: NYC Council Member Steve Levin Discusses Brooklyn Bridge White Flags, the Brooklyn Heights Library Branch and more

Earlier this week, Stephen Levin, representative for the 33rd District of the New York City Council, spoke with BHB in a leisurely 45-minute phone interview while he was returning from a vacation on the West Coast. Council Member Levin, whose district includes Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, and [...]

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HVAC Miseries Point to BPL’s Fateful Decision Regarding Brooklyn Heights Library Branch

With soaring summer temperatures imposing shortened hours of operation, the non-functioning air conditioning system of the Brooklyn Heights branch library on Cadman Plaza West stands as a flagrant example of the Brooklyn Public Library’s ongoing financial woes. And BPL’s projected solution for the problem—the sale and demolition of the two-story building in favor of a [...]

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Squadron and Camara Look To Reform NYC Pot Laws

In what they hope will be ground-breaking legislation, this week New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Karim Camara announced the Fairness and Equity Act, a bill offering comprehensive reform for New York’s flawed marijuana decriminalization laws. This prospective legislation, a response to the New York Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk policing tactics, [...]

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Here Come the Candidates to Succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly District

Three Democrats are lining up to win the party’s nomination to succeed Joan Millman in the 52nd AD, which covers Brooklyn Heights. Millman announced her retirement from the Assembly earlier this year. First up is Jo Anne Simon, the Democratic District Leader for the 52nd AD, who has a long history of civic activity. She [...]

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