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Manhole Cover Blowouts in Cobble Hill; Any in Brooklyn Heights?

A reader reports two manhole cover blowouts in Cobble Hill, on Pacific Street between Clinton and Henry, this (Monday, February 9) morning. “Lots of loud popping and shouting, now we are without power and it is getting cold in our houses.” she adds. Any similar incidents in Brooklyn Heights?

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Is Brooklyn Heights What Manhattan Used To Be? Ethan Hawke Thinks So

Actor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ethan Hawke says that Brooklyn is what Manhattan used to be in a Manhattan Magazine profile.

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State Officials Approve LICH Sale to Fortis

Say goodbye to Long Island College Hospital, and to availability of critical emergency care in our area. Today State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli both approved the sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, which will turn most of the property into luxury housing, and provide space for NYU Langone […]

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LICH Sale to Fortis Finalized, Subject to State Approval

According to New York Business Journal, SUNY has finalized the sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group for $240 million, subject to approval by the New York State Attorney General and Comptroller. In the words of the article: Neighborhood activists, doctors and labor unions that had fought the hospital’s closure may be […]

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Squadron Announces Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill Traffic Safety Measures

Responding to requests by community groups regarding pedestrian concerns at local traffic intersections, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron petitioned the NYC Department of Transportation to install Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) where Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue cross as well as at the intersection of Congress, Bergen, and Court Streets. Following is a press release issued today […]

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Elected Officials Say SUNY Actions on LICH “Disgraceful”; “Disgusting”

Speaking at a rally and press conference early this afternoon outside Long Island College Hospital called by the New York State Nurses Association, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, with Democratic State Assembly Candidate Jo Anne Simon) characterized SUNY’s actions with regard to LICH as “nothing sort of disgraaceful.” He said there is a […]

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#SaveLICH Meeting: SUNY Must Meet With Community

At a meeting Tuesday evening at the Cobble Hill Health Center, called in response to the announcement that NYU’s apparent withdrawal from the Fortis deal to purchase Long Island College Hospital, it was the consensus of those present that local elected officials should ask SUNY to participate in a public discussion of its plans for […]

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Atlantic Antic; DUMBO Arts Festival Next Weekend

Big things will be happening to the north and south of Brooklyn Heights next weekend. To our south, on Atlantic Avenue, the Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s largest street fair, will have its fortieth anniversary on Sunday, September 28. The Antic features food and crafts vendors, live music from various traditions, and treats for kids such as […]

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Fortis Deal for LICH Unravelling Due to NYU Langone Medical Center Pullout

The indomitable Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the deal with Fortis Property Group to purchase the almost completely closed Long Island College Hospital site is in “tatters” due to the NYU Langone Medical Center announcement yesterday that it has pulled out of the deal to offer emergency services and ambulatory care at […]

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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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