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3 Firefighters Treated for Minor Injuries in Cobble Hill Fire

BHB contributors Marc Hermann and Heather Quinlan report that a fire broke out at 116 Pacific Street this afternoon. FDNY responded and had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. A BHB tipster alerted us to a “cloud of smoke” and “many sirens” leading us to tweet: [...]

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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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Brooklyn Paper: Atlantic Avenue Shell Station Doomed

The Atlantic Avenue Shell station is likely to close soon reports the Brooklyn Paper:

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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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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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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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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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Mayor de Blasio Asks SUNY to Scrap Winning LICH Bid; Re-Open Process

Crain’s reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has aked SUNY ” to abandon talks with the top-scoring bidder for Long Island College Hospital and to instead open negotiations with ‘additional bidders.’” This follows numerous reports about the intentions of the winning bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, including an earlier Crain’s story, based on e-mails among people [...]

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The Story Behind the Long Island Bar and Restaurant from Emma Montero Sullivan

Long Island Bar and Restaurant owner Emma Montero Sullivan spoke with NYC Media’s Neighborhood Slice recently. She discusses how she came to own the bar, how she met her husband (both served as bartenders) and eventually why she made the decision to rent it out to Toby Cecchini, and partner Joel Tompkins who have kept [...]

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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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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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