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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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LICH Update: Is SUNY Gaming Us? Will Cuomo Decide?

While we felt relief at Thursday’s announcement of SUNY’s decision to select Brooklyn Health Partners, which proposes to operate a full service hospital at Long Island College Hospital, as the preferred applicant to acquire LICH, we can’t be sure that all will turn out well. As BHB reader Rick said in his comment to the [...]

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SUNY Selects Full Service Hospital Proposal for LICH

Law 360 reports that, late Thursday afternoon, the trustees of SUNY agreed to accept the proposal of Brooklyn Health Partners to take over the Long Island College Hospital site. According to the report: Brooklyn Health Partners, a newly formed entity led by a hospital developer based in California, plans to continue to operate the property [...]

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At LICH Forum, Strabone Says “People Will Die” If No Full Service Hospital

NY1 reports that, at yesterday’s forum on proposals for Long Island College Hospital, not surprisingly, “the consensus” of the community representatives attending was that LICH should remain a full service hospital. Jeff Strabone (photo), of the Cobble Hill Association, is quoted as saying, “If we lose this hospital, people will die.” The NY1 story also [...]

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LICH Proposals to be Presented to Public Tuesday Evening at St. Francis

The Eagle reports that the nine proposals to take over the Long Island College Hospital campus submitted by the March 19 deadline, four of which would continue LICH as a full service hospital, will be presented to the public on Tuesday evening, March 25, from 6:00 to 8:00, at St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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SUNY Announces LICH Layoffs; Brooklyn Hospital’s Dr. Becker Tells Local Residents to “Take Their Medicine”

Update: the Eagle now reports that three more groups that would operate a full service ospital at LICH have expressed interest and believe LICH is “sconomically viable.” These groups must submit proposals by this Wednesday, March 19 if they are to be considered. SUNY has given thirty day layoff notices to 600 Long island College [...]

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More Details on LICH Deal, but Questions Remain

Update-update: See Mary Frost’s Eagle story for a detailed summary of the agreement. The latest date for a SUNY exit is May 22. Also, the issue of the Othmer bequest is still open. Update: Capital’s Dan Goldberg confirms that LICH “could temporarily close” if a deal is not finalized with a new operator by May. [...]

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LICH Agreement “Within a Whisper”

Update: NY1 reports that the parties have reached a settlement agreement, which awaits the approval of Justice Johnny Lee Baynes. It goes on to say: Sources say that according to the settlement, the bidding process will start fresh, and only proposals for a full-service hospital will be considered. As we noted earlier, the contempt hearing [...]

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LICH Contempt Hearing Adjourned Until Thursday; de Blasio Said To Be Involved: DEVELOPING

Update: According to reader Susan Raboy (see comments) there will be no hearing today (Thursday, February 20). We will update with a new top post as soon as more information is available. Shortly after this morning’s hearing began, the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, representatives of the two union plaintiffs in the action against SUNY’s aattempt [...]

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Sanitation Pickup Update

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association regarding garbage and recyclables pickups: The following information comes from the DSNY District 2 Garage Superintendent and applies to Brooklyn Heights even if snow arrives as predicted for tomorrow: 1) The DSNY advises that they could reach Brooklyn Heights for pick-ups of regular garbage as soon as tonight, [...]

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LICH Contempt Hearing On Tomorrow Morning

The Eagle reports that the hearing to determine whether SUNY, its Board of Trustees and officials should be held in contempt for violation of court orders barring actions to close Long Island College Hospital will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, February 18) morning starting at 10:00, with security doors opening at 9:00, at the Kings County [...]

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Update on Garbage Pickup from BHA

The Brooklyn Heights Association has given us this heads-up: Due to the heavy snowfall, we are advised not to expect any garbage collection until next Tuesday, February 18, at the earliest. Monday, February 17 is a DSNY holiday. Residents should keep garbage off the sidewalks until we can be certain of pick-ups. There’s a list [...]

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BHA Says Garbage Pickup Maybe Tomorrow Night; Wants to Know What’s Your Favorite Nabe Diner

The Brooklyn Heights Association has been told that there may be regular garbage (not recyclables) pickup tomorrow (Friday) night, and reminds us: “If your trash is buried under snow, please dig it out. If the men can’t see it or reach it, they’ll leave it.” Recyclables should be held back for now; we will be [...]

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Statement of LICH Patients Responding to SUNY’s “Re-Opening” of RFP

Susan Raboy (photo), who credits her proximity to Long Island College Hospital and the prompt care she received there with saving her life, has sent us Patients for LICH’s statement in response to SUNY’s announcement that it is “re-opening” its request for proposals for the acquisition of LICH, but that it is limiting responses to [...]

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SUNY Will Re-Open Request for Proposals for LICH

NY1 reports that SUNY “will reopen the Long Island College Hospital request for proposals and allow the public to view developers’ plans for the struggling Brooklyn hospital.” The story indicates that SUNY has sent letters “to all firms that submitted proposals in response to its July 2013 RFP,” inviting them to “clarify or modify their [...]

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