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Forget the Clark Street Station Elevators This Little Fella is in a Hurry

While Brooklyn Heights awaits the return of “Elevator 2″ at the Clark Street station, all creatures great and small still need to take care of business. That includes this little fella snapped recently by NYC Spotted.

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WSJ Writer Samples Life as a Brooklyn Heights Bottle and Can Scavenger

We’ve recently written about the Scavengers of Brooklyn Heights, the ragtag crew of folks who rummage through neighborhood trash for cans and bottles and cash in on their deposit. Area resident/WSJ writer Anne Kadet decided to find out what it’s like to be one of these urban bounty hunters: WSJ: I picked Brooklyn Heights. I [...]

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Smell Something? Say Something.

We’ve received this somewhat cryptic message from Notify NYC: Notification issued on 7/19/14 at 11:18 AM. The United States Coast Guard reports that a ship in Arthur Kill [red in map] off the coast of Staten Island is offloading various fuel products. As a result, there may be an odor in Staten Island and Brooklyn. [...]

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BHA on Fortis ER: “When seconds count, we’ll be out of luck.”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has released the following statement in response to a letter you, like me, may have received recently concerning Fortis Property Group’s plans for an “emergency room” on the LICH site: Following the announced closing of Long Island College Hospital (“LICH”), residents are confused by a letter they received that is signed [...]

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SUNY Finalizes Fortis Deal for LICH

The saga of Long Island College Hospital comes to an end:

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Local Elected Officials’ Statement on LICH

We’ve received this statement about the SUNY deal with Fortis concerning Long Island College Hospital from the office of State Senator Daniel Squadron (photo). It is also signed by Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Brad Lander, Steve Levin, and Carlos Menchaca: We are distressed that SUNY has yet again ignored the needs of the community. [...]

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SUNY Announces LICH Agreement in Principle With Fortis

SUNY has issued a press release saying it has “an agreement in principle with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) complex.” It is subject to SUNY’s and Fortis’s reaching a final agreement and the approval of that agreement by SUNY’s Board of Trustees. The way for this [...]

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With LICH in Limbo, A 20 Minute Wait for an Ambulance Leads to a Death in Red Hook

At a March forum regarding proposals for LICH, Cobble Hill Association member/Homer’s cousin Jeff Strabone declared, “If we lose this hospital, people will die.” Not even a week since LICH ceased functioning as a full hospital that prediction has sadly come true. While it remains to be seen how direct the connection between the LICH [...]

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Last Ditch #SaveLICH Rally Tuesday Morning

We have this notice from Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the lawyer who has represented community groups in the battle to save Long Island College Hospital: Tuesday may be our very last hope. With SUNY having executed Peebles just days after our settlement with them, it seems very clear that misconduct continues [...]

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SUNY Drops LICH Talks with Peebles; Turns to Fortis

The Brooklyn Paper reports that SUNY today announced it has broken off talks with Peebles Corporation, which became the favored bidder for Long Island College Hospital after the initial first place bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, was declared disqualified. SUNY is now negotiating with Fortis Property Group, which scored third in the bidding and which, in [...]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Weekend

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this weekend at the First Unitarian Church Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31 and from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. There’s a list [...]

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Everyone Who Wanted to #SaveLICH Should Watch This Video

While the battle to save Long Island College Hospital may be over (?), there’s no doubt that the staff and its supporters put on a valiant effort to keep a full service hospital in our area.

Thursday was the last day for LICH staff and RN Tim Namoca created this farewell video.

Watch after the jump.

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Peebles Choice: Full Hospital at LICH Down for the Count As Developer Triumphs

Emergency services and an ambulatory unit will be all that remains at Long Island College Hospital as Judge Johnny Lee Baynes gave the green light to a deal between SUNY and Peebles Corporation for a mixed used complex there. Emergency services will continue there until May 27 under the auspices of North Shore-LIJ who have [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the holiday weekend? It’s your last chance to see the Heights Players’ final production of their 2013-14 season, West Side Story. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. There’s more information here. This weekend also offers your first chance to see Theater 2020′s production of [...]

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The Recycling Scavengers of Brooklyn Heights

Last year, we wrote about Mettle, a film about folks who go through garbage cans looking for metal and other recyclables to sell. While its Kickstarter campaign didn’t hit its goal, the issue is still very much alive. Each week in Brooklyn Heights, right before recycling days, a ragtag crew of mettlers rifle through private [...]

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SUNY Ends Negotiations With Top Bidder for LICH

NY1 reports that SUNY has ended negotiations with Brooklyn Health Partners, the bidder for Long Island College Hospital previously selected to take over and re-develop the LICH campus. BHP proposed to provide a full service 300 to 400 bed hospital on the site. SUNY says it rejected BHP’s offer yesterday, which was the deadline for [...]

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