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Judge Throws Out 150 Joralemon’s Citibike Lawsuit

We reported last year that the co-op board of 150 Joralemon Street had filed a lawsuit against the City and its Department of Transportation, claiming that the installation of a Citibike rack on the Clinton Street side of the building (photo) was interfering with garbage pickup (building residents expressd displeasure by dumping garbage on the [...]

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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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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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LICH Contempt Hearing Postponed to February 11; SUNY Makes Settlement Offer

We previously reported that the hearing to ddtermine whehter SUNY should be found in contempt of court orders mandating the continuation of hospital services at Long Island College Hospital had been postponed from today (Tuesday, January 21) at least until tomorrow. Now, thanks to Bill Ringler, former chairperson of the Riverside Tenants’ Association, we know [...]

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LICH Update: Contempt Hearing Postponed

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, advises us that the court hearing to determine whether SUNY should be held in contempt of court orders concerning Long Island College Hospital will not be held this coming Tuesday, January 21, as had previously been announced. ” As of now,” she said, “Tuesday will be [...]

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Lecture on Co-Op Shareholders’ and Tenants’ Rights at Brooklyn Bar Ass’n This Evening

This evening (Monday, January 13) there will be “an informational lecture on co-operative apartments and the rights of shareholders and renters under the Martin Act and New York State Constitution in New York City” from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry). “Topics will include leases, dealing [...]

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Battle for LICH is Not Over: Lawyer for BHA and Others

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us a letter from Jim Walden of Gibson Dunn LLP, attorney for the BHA and other petitioners opposing the closure of Long Island College Hospital. In it, Mr. Walden assures those concerned that even if, as expected, SUNY’s Board of Trustees votes to select an as yet unnamed party [...]

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SUNY Issues Layoff Notices to 500 LICH Workers

Update: there will be a complete LICH update at the Cobble Hill Association’s Fall Meeting this Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry Street. More details here. According to Crain’s New York Business, SUNY Downstate Medical Center has sent layoff notices to 500 workers at Long Island College Hospital. [...]

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#SaveLICH Flash: Justice Demarest Orders Ambulances Back

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that New York Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has ordered the restoration of ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital, along with a re-opening of LICH’s Intensive Care Unit. Ambulance and emergency services must be restored by 3:00 p.m. this coming Monday, August 26. Justice Demarest has scheduled another hearing [...]

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#SaveLICH Court Hearing Tomorrow Morning

Update: The hearing will continue tomorrow (Thursday, August 8), at 10:00 a.m., same place. There will be a hearing tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7) at 10:00 a.m. in Justice Johnny Lee Baynes’ courtroom on the fourth floor of 360 Adams Street at which oral arguments in the lawsuit against SUNY Downstate’s plan to close Long Island [...]

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#SaveLICH: Millman and de Blasio Intervene to Get Sick Infant Admitted; AG Investigating Disappearance of 81 Year Old with Dementia

Update: LICH still open; another court hearing Wednesday (NY1); another #SaveLICH rally tomorrow (Sunday, July 28) at noon across from the main entrance at 339 Hicks Street. According to State Assembly Member Joan Millman’s office, administrators at Long Island College Hospital tried to deny treatment to a sick eleven month old infant who had been [...]

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#SaveLICH: Brooklyn DA and State AG Both Investigating SUNY’s Actions

PIX11 reports that both the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s office and the New York State Attorney General are investigating possible criminal activity by SUNY Downstate’s management in its efforts to shut down Long Island College Hospital. The DA got involved at the urging of Justice Johnny Lee Baynes of the New York Supreme Court, [...]

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#SaveLICH Update: The TRO Stands

Update:According to this Eagle story the Appellate Division, to which SUNY appealed Justice Baynes’ TRO, has issued a temporary order preserving the status quo as of Friday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. This means SUNY may take no further steps to transfer patients or shut down services. The Eagle quotes Gibson Dunn litigation partner and [...]

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SaveLICH: The Warren Buffett Connection

It’s an indirect but real one, of which he is aware. It was in its inception highly beneficial, and had not Long Island College Hospital’s owners, with court acquiescence, used funds for purposes not contemplated in the terms of a gift, it could have averted the crisis LICH and the communities that depend on it [...]

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