Tag Archives | Roy sloane

The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

Read full story · Comments { 7 }

Fortis Finally Closes on LICH Acquisition; Shake-Up at CHA

Update: “Fool me once….” It seems the closing isn’t “final” yet. See this Eagle story for details. Crain’s reports that Fortis Property Group has finally closed on its acquisition of the Long Island College Hospital site. Meanwhile, as the Eagle reports, Cobble Hill Association president Roy Sloane has resigned following a controversy over whether the […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

#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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

#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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 4 }

Cobble Hill Association Releases #SaveLICH Video

Update: Judge Johnny Lee Baynes has issued a new restraining order prohibiting SUNY and the State Health Department from closing LICH until further action by the court. Thanks to reader “Remsen Street Dweller” for the tip. In an email to the press this morning Roy Sloane, president of the Cobble Hill Association, released the organization’s […]

Read full story · Comments { 13 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 24 }

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.

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Boring? New, Lengthy Tunnel Idea Proposed for BQE

Cobble Hill community activist Roy Sloane has proposed re-routing the BQE through what would be the longest highway tunnel in North America, taking it from the Navy Yard, under parts of Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Boerum Hill, to the Prospect Expressway. YourNabe.com: The extraordinarily ambitious two-and-a-half-mile tunnel is one of several options for replacing […]

Read full story · Comments { 13 }

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 […]

Read full story · Comments { 5 }