Waiting for the other shoe to drop in LICH-Land

They're waiting for the other shoe to drop in LICH-Land.

LICH-Land is Eye on Real Estate's name for Cobble Hill — largely landmarked, small-scale, utterly charming Cobble Hill, the home of Long Island College Hospital, which is closed now except for a walk-in emergency department.

When the campus of storied, 150-plus-year-old LICH changes hands in a few months, purchaser Fortis Property Group is expected to start work on massive apartment construction, bringing big changes to the Cobble Hill real estate market.

Before Fortis' deal closes and LICH-Land's transformation begins, we're taking a long look at what the neighborhood is like now. This will help us remember later.

This is the LICH campus, seen from the air. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Welcome to Cobble Hill, AKA LICH-Land. This is Congress Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

So pretty. On Congress Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Mellow Yellow … on Degraw Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Henry Street brownstones in chocolate and vanilla hues. Hmm. Is it time for Blue Marble ice cream over on Court Street? Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Enjoy the greenery before summer is gone. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Speaking of greenery, this is Cobble Hill Park. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Ah, summer light, on Warren Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

On a stoop railing, on Warren Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

On the sidewalk, on Congress Street. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime. (Dean Martin, we miss you.) Seen on a Kane Street construction fence. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Those are working gaslights. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan