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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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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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