What Does $7.6 Million Buy You In Cobble Hill? CBS New York Takes A Tour Of 305 Degraw Street

It’s been on the market for a couple of months, but the brokerbabble for 305 Degraw Street seems pretty much on target after watching CBS New York’s tour of the property. Here’s the description from Town Real Estate: Soaring ceilings on every floor of this 25-foot wide former commercial building along with the floor to [...]

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Sen. Squadron’s Community Convention Sunday, April 27

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Carroll Gardens and other Brooklyn neighborhoods, along with lower Manhattan, will host his sixth annual Community Convention at Seward Park Educational Campus, 350 Grand Street in Manhattan (Delancey Street stop on the F train), on Sunday afternoon, April 27, from 2:00 to 5:00. [...]

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LICH Update: Is SUNY Gaming Us? Will Cuomo Decide?

While we felt relief at Thursday’s announcement of SUNY’s decision to select Brooklyn Health Partners, which proposes to operate a full service hospital at Long Island College Hospital, as the preferred applicant to acquire LICH, we can’t be sure that all will turn out well. As BHB reader Rick said in his comment to the [...]

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SUNY Selects Full Service Hospital Proposal for LICH

Law 360 reports that, late Thursday afternoon, the trustees of SUNY agreed to accept the proposal of Brooklyn Health Partners to take over the Long Island College Hospital site. According to the report: Brooklyn Health Partners, a newly formed entity led by a hospital developer based in California, plans to continue to operate the property [...]

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Not An April Fool Prank: Atlantic Avenue’s Last Exit Bar To Close This Month

The owners of Last Exit Bar posted this dispatch on their Facebook page last night, announcing the bar would close at the end of the month:

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At LICH Forum, Strabone Says “People Will Die” If No Full Service Hospital

NY1 reports that, at yesterday’s forum on proposals for Long Island College Hospital, not surprisingly, “the consensus” of the community representatives attending was that LICH should remain a full service hospital. Jeff Strabone (photo), of the Cobble Hill Association, is quoted as saying, “If we lose this hospital, people will die.” The NY1 story also [...]

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LICH Proposals to be Presented to Public Tuesday Evening at St. Francis

The Eagle reports that the nine proposals to take over the Long Island College Hospital campus submitted by the March 19 deadline, four of which would continue LICH as a full service hospital, will be presented to the public on Tuesday evening, March 25, from 6:00 to 8:00, at St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen [...]

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SUNY Announces LICH Layoffs; Brooklyn Hospital’s Dr. Becker Tells Local Residents to “Take Their Medicine”

SUNY has given thirty day layoff notices to 600 Long island College Hospital employees, according to New York Business Journal. While [Mayor Bill] de Blasio and a coalition of neighbors and union members successfully forced a new round of bidding in a legal settlement, the deal freed SUNY from an earlier prohibition on cutting staff [...]

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German Naval Ship Visits Pier 7

The German combat support ship Bonn (A 1413) is docked at Pier 7, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, this weekend. Crew members, of which there are about 230, will no doubt be found shopping, dining, and drinking in nearby establishments while the ship is in port. Bonn is quite a hefty vessel, with a [...]

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More Details on LICH Deal, but Questions Remain

Update-update: See Mary Frost’s Eagle story for a detailed summary of the agreement. The latest date for a SUNY exit is May 22. Also, the issue of the Othmer bequest is still open. Update: Capital’s Dan Goldberg confirms that LICH “could temporarily close” if a deal is not finalized with a new operator by May. [...]

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LICH Agreement “Within a Whisper”

Update: NY1 reports that the parties have reached a settlement agreement, which awaits the approval of Justice Johnny Lee Baynes. It goes on to say: Sources say that according to the settlement, the bidding process will start fresh, and only proposals for a full-service hospital will be considered. As we noted earlier, the contempt hearing [...]

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