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Meet Yungman Lee, Challenger to Incumbent Congresswoman Velazquez, at Friend of a Farmer Thursday Evening

NOTE: This post has been revised to reflect a change of venue. Yungman Lee (photo), lawyer, former state official, bank executive, and public health advocate, has declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights. He is challenging Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, […]

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Save Pier Six “Town Hall” Draws Enthusiastic Crowd; Save The View Now Gets Times Coverage

Saturday’s Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” attracted, by my estimation, about 100 attendees. Among these were representatives of a number of elected officials, including U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, newly elected State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as 52nd Assembly District Democratic Leader Josh Skaller. The […]

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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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Here’s a Look at Brooklyn Bridge Park Finances

The Wall Street Journal this morning posted a story about competing financial models for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. WSJ cites the efforts of People for Green Space, a persistent critic of BBPC, who in August released an examination of the park’s financial projections suggesting that high-rise residential towers planned for Pier 6 were not […]

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Registered Democrat? Vote Tuesday!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 24) there is a primary election for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. The election pits incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez against Jeff Kurzon. The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can […]

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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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Pierson To Announce Endorsements Monday In District 33 Council Race

The Democratic challenger in the NYC council D33 race has picked up a few key allies. Stephen Pierson will be officially endorsed Monday morning at Borough Hall by Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Democratic State Committeewoman Jo Anne Simon and New Kings Democrats President Alex Low. Pierson’s presser reiterates the major focus of his campaign against incumbent, […]

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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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LICH Concerns Cloud BHA Annual Meeting; LICH Community Forum Thursday

The somber looks on the faces of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (at right in photo) and Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty reflect the seriousness of the discussion that followed Velazquez’ remarks at the BHA Annual Meeting last night. While the Congresswoman spoke mostly about issues at the federal level, such as the role of government […]

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