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LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

Cobble Hill
* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders

Brooklyn Boro
Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican/ Hispanic and Asian Caucus have sent a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees expressing deep concern with the way it handled the sale of Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

City approves zoning variance for New York Methodist expansion in Park Slope

Prospect Park
The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously approved on Tuesday New York Methodist Hospital’s application for a zoning variance for a controversial expansion in Park Slope. … Full Article

LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
A political rift appears to be growing between top officials and their constituents over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday

Park Slope
The Board of Standards and Appeals is expected to rule on Tuesday on New York Methodist Hospital’s zoning variance application for a planned expansion in Park Slope.  … Full Article

SUNY announces agreement with developer Fortis to replace LICH with condos

Cobble Hill
Moving one step closer to a real estate deal which would close a historic hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced late on Sunday an "agreement in principle" with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of Long Island College Hospital's (LICH) 20-buildin … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Friday rejected the motion brought by advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to toss out several “questionable” scores for proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

Arthritis Foundation appoints LMC’s Goldstein to its board

Sunset Park
Wendy Z. Goldstein, who has served as president and CEO of Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn since 2001, is expanding her mission. She has been appointed to the Northeast Region Board of the Arthritis Foundation, the foundation announced on Thursday. … Full Article

Bensonhurst dad fights to keep son’s developmental center open

Bensonhurst
A move by the Cuomo Administration to shut down four large facilities housing the severely developmentally disabled is having a devastating effect on a Bensonhurst couple whose grown son has been living in a Brooklyn center for 35 years. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge puts off LICH decision; focus on community needs assessment

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Tuesday reserved his decision on the fate of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) after hearing final arguments from community groups that some of the rankings of the proposals should be tossed for not following the rules of the state’s RFP. … Full Article

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