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Nurses and other staffers at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are taking the State University of New York (SUNY) back to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther

It was a scene that has played out numerous times since Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was placed on ambulance diversion. … Full Article

From farm to table: fresh fruit, vegetables on sale at Greenmarkets

Southern Brooklyn residents looking to live healthier lives are getting help from tri-state area farmers. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are on sale every weekend in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, now that two popular Greenmarkets have returned for the season. … Full Article

New York eases birth certificate gender policy

ALBANY— New York state will no longer require transgender people to offer proof of surgery when they ask to change the gender on their birth certificate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday, though the change won't apply to certificates issue in New York City. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge hears LICH supporters' motion to throw out RFP scores

When a revised Request for Proposals (RFP) to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) was negotiated by SUNY and LICH advocates, it was hailed by Mayor de Blasio, city officials and the state.  … Full Article

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