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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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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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#SaveLICH Court Hearing Tomorrow Morning

Update: The hearing will continue tomorrow (Thursday, August 8), at 10:00 a.m., same place. There will be a hearing tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7) at 10:00 a.m. in Justice Johnny Lee Baynes’ courtroom on the fourth floor of 360 Adams Street at which oral arguments in the lawsuit against SUNY Downstate’s plan to close Long Island […]

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#SaveLICH Rally Theme: Where’s Cuomo?

Arriving at the rally in one of the small playgrounds adjoining LICH this morning, I found Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking eloquently about the need to save the hospital, and its importance to the people in nearby neighborhoods. Public Advocate and mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio listened to Rep. Velazquez’s speech. As this young lady and […]

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SUNY Sustainability Plan: Sell or Close LICH

SUNY has released its Sustainability Plan, which focuses on preserving its teaching function at University Hospital of Brooklyn while seeking to share or transfer health care responsibilities with or to other Brooklyn hospitals and clinics and to home health care. According to The Wall Street Journal.

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BQE Reconstruction Topic of Tonight’s CHA Meeting

An update on the plans for reconstruction of the triple cantilevered roadway of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which runs past Brooklyn Heights below the Promenade, will be one of the items on the agenda for tonight’s Annual Meeting of the Cobble Hill Association, to which all are invited and there is no admission charge. The meeting […]

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Hearing on Alternatives to Housing Yields Diverse Responses; What is a “Perched Wetland”?

About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]

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Squadron Stresses Citizen Involvement at Community Convention

State Senator Daniel Squadron held his third annual Community Convention Sunday at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The previous two had been in the Manhattan portion of his district; this was the first in Brooklyn. At the close of the proceedings, he said attendance was estimated at about 250.

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Committee to Consider Alternatives to Housing in Park Wednesday

The Cobble Hill Association alerts us to a meeting to be held at City Hall (Manhattan) in the Blue Room, starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. this Wednesday, September 22, at which the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation’s Committee on Alternatives to Housing will consider possible sources of funding for the Park other than the construction […]

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Critics Decry Lack of Transparency in City Plan for Park

The City’s takeover of development and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park was widely hailed as a way to move the project forward and, perhaps, to find ways to fund park maintenance without relying on revenue from on-site housing and commercial operations. However, critics of these sources of funding are finding little comfort in the City’s […]

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