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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Atlantic Avenue Summer Celebration Saturday

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Local Elected Officials’ Statement on LICH

We’ve received this statement about the SUNY deal with Fortis concerning Long Island College Hospital from the office of State Senator Daniel Squadron (photo). It is also signed by Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Brad Lander, Steve Levin, and Carlos Menchaca: We are distressed that SUNY has yet again ignored the needs of the community. [...]

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SUNY Announces LICH Agreement in Principle With Fortis

SUNY has issued a press release saying it has “an agreement in principle with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) complex.” It is subject to SUNY’s and Fortis’s reaching a final agreement and the approval of that agreement by SUNY’s Board of Trustees. The way for this [...]

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Shakespeare in the House in Red Hook

Warehouse, that is. Falconworks Artists Group will present the Bard’s great romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet at 202 Coffey Street, Red Hook, beginning tonight (Friday, June 6) starting at 8:00. There will be a Saturday evening performance at 8:00, and a Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. A cast of community members, including trained actors, adults [...]

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Last Ditch #SaveLICH Rally Tuesday Morning

We have this notice from Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the lawyer who has represented community groups in the battle to save Long Island College Hospital: Tuesday may be our very last hope. With SUNY having executed Peebles just days after our settlement with them, it seems very clear that misconduct continues [...]

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SUNY Drops LICH Talks with Peebles; Turns to Fortis

The Brooklyn Paper reports that SUNY today announced it has broken off talks with Peebles Corporation, which became the favored bidder for Long Island College Hospital after the initial first place bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, was declared disqualified. SUNY is now negotiating with Fortis Property Group, which scored third in the bidding and which, in [...]

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New York Daily News On Attempt to #SaveLICH – ‘A Waste of Time and Money’

Let the spin begin!

The New York Daily News begins the march of condo lovers with this missive about LICH and Mayor deBlasio’s attempt to prevent its closing:

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#SaveLICH: Full Service Hospital Deal Dead

Emergency services and an ambulatory unit will be all that remains at Long Island College Hospital as Judge Johnny Lee Baynes gave the green light to a deal between SUNY and Peebles Corporation for a mixed used complex there. Emergency services will continue there until May 27 under the auspices of North Shore-LIJ who have [...]

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SUNY Ends Negotiations With Top Bidder for LICH

NY1 reports that SUNY has ended negotiations with Brroklyn Health Partners, the bidder for Long Island College Hospital previously selected to take over and re-develop the LICH campus. BHP proposed to provide a full service 300 to 400 bed hospital on the site. SUNY says it rejected BHP’s offer yesterday, which was the deadline for [...]

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Mayor de Blasio Asks SUNY to Scrap Winning LICH Bid; Re-Open Process

Crain’s reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has aked SUNY ” to abandon talks with the top-scoring bidder for Long Island College Hospital and to instead open negotiations with ‘additional bidders.’” This follows numerous reports about the intentions of the winning bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, including an earlier Crain’s story, based on e-mails among people [...]

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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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