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Halloween Happenings: Brooklyn Heights and Boo-Yond!

Boo, Eek!   Halloween is finally upon us!! Here’s a round up of the best of what our end of Brooklyn has to offer. Add additional events or photos of your Halloween celebrations in the comments. Trick or Treat! Hands down, parents in Brooklyn Heights know the two best places to be on Halloween are […]

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LICH UPDATE: Lander & Electeds Oppose Mayor-Backed Re-Zoning Plan for Former Hospital Site

As reported by DNAinfo, The Cobble Hill Association’s Fall General Meeting took place on Wednesday evening where Fortis’ two proposed development plans for LICH were the hot topic.  After polling his constituents earlier this month, City Councilmember, Brad Lander (who represents Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus among other neighborhoods) publicly opposed the De […]

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New Plan for LICH Site: A Dormitory?

According to Capital New York, our erstwhile neighborhood hospital may be slated to become…a big dormitory. Following local outcries against Fortis Property Group’s plans to build high-rise luxury condos on the same, the developer has put forth another plan, which can, according to the story, be constructed without neighborhood feedback. Fortis Property Group, the developer […]

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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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Cobble Hill Assn. General Meeting May 2: ‘Future Of LICH’

The Cobble Hill Assn.’s General Spring Meeting takes place this Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Long Island College Hospital’s Main Entrance, 339 Hicks Street, Conference Room A. Leading the agenda—not surprisingly—is the future of LICH, a topic of interest to the Brooklyn Heights community.

All are welcome. More info on the Cobble Hill Blog.

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Sen. Dan Squadron On LICH Announcement: ‘It’s Clear We’re Being Heard’

State Senator Daniel Squadron has reacted to the State University of New York’s monumental decision to withdraw the closure plan for LICH, reported earlier today on BHB. (SUNY will work on securing “sustainability” without an active closure plan on the table, creating a possible “collaborative process.”) Squadron says: It’s good news that SUNY is withdrawing […]

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Baby Brigade! Moms Plan Stroller Rally Saturday Against LICH Closing

Here’s a new twist. Brownstone Brooklyn moms whose kids were born at Long Island College Hospital are planning a stroller a march Saturday, April 13, to protest its planned closing.

Cobble Hill mama Liz Holden tells the New York Daily News, “We are bringing out the baby brigade to save our hospital. We want folks to call the governor’s office. Cuomo can stop this.”

Read more on the Cobble Hill Blog. (Photo: NY Daily News)

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Daniel Squadron On LICH Closing: ‘Our Fight Isn’t Over’

State Senator Daniel Squadron has put up his dukes over Friday morning’s confirmation that Long Island College Hospital will be shuttered by the SUNY Board of Trustees and sold for real estate development. In a statement, he insists: “Our fight isn’t over. As I said yesterday, SUNY’s plan essentially turns a $63 million state grant […]

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SUNY Board Unanimously Votes To Close LICH

Following Thursday’s pro forma public hearing, the SUNY Board, as expected, unanimously voted Friday morning to shutter Cobble Hill’s 155-year-old Long Island College Hospital, at 339 Hicks Street. BHB will watch for updates throughout the day… UPDATE: 5 p.m.: Brooklyn Eagle reports that SUNY Downstate Medical Center President John Williams says LICH could close in […]

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‘That’s A Fact': Long Island College Hospital Is Closing

Doctors at the financially ailing Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill have been informed that the medical facility is closing, with no room for debate. According to Dr. John Romonelli, past president of the LICH medical staff, on Monday night, SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s current president, Dr. John Williams, “came in and announced the […]

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