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Collapsing Scaffolding Injures Three at Court and Joralemon

The Daily News reports that scaffolding being taken down from the building at Court and Joralemon streets that houses a Starbucks and is adjacent to an entrance to the Borough Hall subway station collapsed at about 11:00 AM this morning (Saturday, April 14), causing minor injuries to three pedestrians. Two of them were taken to […]

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Neiman Marcus Coming to Municipal Building Mall

The Daily News reports that famed Texas high-end merchant Neiman Marcus will open a “Last Call” outlet in the second floor space above Sephora in the Brooklyn Heights Plaza retail complex being developed on the first two floors of the Brooklyn Municipal Building on the southeast corner of Court and Joralemon streets. According to the […]

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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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#SaveLICH Update: Millman Arrested; Cuomo’s Office and de Blasio Trade Barbs

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, was arrested yesterday along with Cobble Hill resident and activist Dorothy Siegel and Peter Sikora, according to this Daily News story. The three were blocking pedestrian traffic on an approach to the Brooklyn Bridge and shouting “Governor Cuomo shame on you!” to protest SUNY’s attempt to close Long Island College Hospital. Millman joins Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Member Steve Levin in the rank of elected officials arrested during LICH related demonstrations.
Read more at Cobble Hill Blog.

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Denis Hamill: IS 293 Student’s Life Saved at LICH Wednesday; Would Likely Have Died if LICH Not Available

Denis Hamill’s column in the Daily News tells of a dramatic lifesaving effort at the Long Island College Hospital ER, and of LICh’s lack of critical medical supplies. Read more on CHB.

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Denis Hamill on LICH: SUNY “is going to kill people.”

In a Daily News piece, “Long Island College Hospital merged to death”, Denis Hamill retells an ambulance driver’s account, told to Hamill at Thursday evening’s community forum, about picking up a man in cardiac arrest on Hamilton Avenue, administering first aid, taking an EKG that was forwarded to LICH electronically, and getting the patient to […]

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Promenade Tree Lighting Wednesday

The Christmas tree at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade is already ablaze with light (photo), but the official lighting, complete with carolers and local dignitaries, will happen this Wednesday evening (December 14) between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (You can catch part of the ceremony and head to Vineapple for the BHB gathering starting […]

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Chopper Noise Complaints Resurgent; Squadron Demands “100% Compliance”

It won’t be news to most BHB readers, but the helicopter noise problem, which we highlighted early last April, and which was apparently at least partially resolved at the end of that month with an agreement to ban tourist helicopters from flying over Brooklyn, is still with us. Citywide media are now noticing.

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