Cobble Hill Native Kenneth Adams Named State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance

The Eagle reports that on Monday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment of Kenneth Adams as the new State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance. Adams grew up in Cobble Hill, the son of Murray Adams, a civic activist and leader in the fight to save Long Island College Hospital as well as past president of [...]

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Some Genius Crashed into Henry Public

So… so much for the Vision Zero and the lower speed limits and such as this happened today:

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Bird’s the Word: American Woodcock Sighting on Kane Street

CHB pal/super photographer/journalist Jacob Blickenstaff sent us this photo of a cute birdie he spotted Thursday in the area: At Clinton and Kane Street I saw this bird crossing the street, I had never seen one like it before. I believe it might be a woodcock, their migration takes them through the area but it’s [...]

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Vote on Tuesday

This Tuesday, November 4 is election day. There are many contested races in our district. They are for: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Comptroller, State Attorney General, State Senator, State Assembly Member, Representative in the U.S. Congress, and Justice of the State Supreme Court. There are also three Ballot Proposals which must receive voter approval to [...]

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State Officials Approve LICH Sale to Fortis

Say goodbye to Long Island College Hospital, and to availability of critical emergency care in our area. Today State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli both approved the sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, which will turn most of the property into luxury housing, and provide space for NYU Langone [...]

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March to Save LICH Sunday

There will be a march to save Long Island College Hospital this Sunday, October 26. According to the Eagle: Organizers say the march will start at Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue and proceed down Atlantic to a rally at roughly 2 p.m. at Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue, with speakers including City Councilmember Steve Levin [...]

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LICH Sale to Fortis Finalized, Subject to State Approval

According to New York Business Journal, SUNY has finalized the sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis Property Group for $240 million, subject to approval by the New York State Attorney General and Comptroller. In the words of the article: Neighborhood activists, doctors and labor unions that had fought the hospital’s closure may be [...]

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Martin Amis Reads From The Zone of Interest at Book Court Wednesday Evening

Martin Amis, the English novelist and Cobble Hill resident twice listed for the Booker Prize, author of Money, London Fields, and twelve other novels, will read from his latest work, The Zone of Interest, “a love story set in large part on the selection ramp of a Nazi concentration camp”, at Book Court, 163 Court [...]

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Watch Money Rain Down on Cobble Hill Park

In 2005, the New York State Lottery shot a commercial in Cobble Hill Park. It featured money “raining” down on the neighborhood jewel and a subsequent stampeded. Prescient of the goings on at LICH and the real estate boom in the area? What? Too much? (h/t CHA)

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It’s Official: Atlantic Avenue Shell Will Become Apartments

The Shell station on Atlantic Avenue will become a four story apartment building. Brownstoner notes that property at the corner of Henry and Atlantic will, “have eight apartments scattered across 17,355 square feet — which works out to about 2,000 square feet per apartment — along with 6,000 square feet of shops on the ground [...]

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