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Brooklyn Bridge Park Litigation on Hold For “Meaningful Discussions” on Park’s Future

We’ve received word from Lori Schomp of People for Green Space, which began a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and others seeking justification for BBPC’s plans to allow construction of two high rise residential buildings at the entrance to Pier 6 (see rendering), that pursuant to an agreement among the parties the scheduled […]

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Hell Bent for Leather: Yassky Comes Out Swinging After Judge Makes Sexist Remark

Brooklyn Heights resident/Pace Law School dean David Yassky has turned a judge’s slip of the tongue into a “teachable moment”. Above the Law: Last Thursday, October 9, the New York Appellate Division (Second Department) held an oral argument session at Pace Law School. The court explained that it was holding the session at Pace as […]

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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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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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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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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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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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