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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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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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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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The New Yorker Notices Cobble Hill’s Long Island Bar

Read about it on Cobble Hill Blog. Thanks to BHB reader SPM for the tip.

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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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Brooklyn Hospital Tries to Stay in LICH Fray with Expanded Proposal

The Eagle reports that Brooklyn Hospital (photo) has amended its earlier proposal for the Long Island College Hospital site. The Eagle story quotes Brooklyn Hospital’s press release: The revised proposal supports community health care needs by providing emergency services, primary and specialized ambulatory services, and urgent care services. The Brooklyn Hospital Center will draw upon [...]

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LICH Update: NYU Langone Joins Fortis to Rival Brooklyn Hospital Bid

See updates after the jump. TWC/NY1 News reports that NYU Langone Medical Center has joined in the bid by real estate developer Fortis Property Group, a bid that was earlier tabled by the SUNY board, to close Long Island College Hospital, convert most of its campus to residential use, and provide on the site a [...]

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Brooklyn Hospital Bids to Keep LICH Partially Open, But Won’t Treat Critical Cases

According to Crain’s, Brooklyn Hospital has joined with a private equity investor and a real estate developer to propose taking over Long Island College Hospital and converting much of its campus to “1.000 mixed income apartments.” According to the Crain’s story, the main hospital building …would be repurposed as a comprehensive care center with ambulance [...]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher [...]

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