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In surprise vote, SUNY board puts off plan to turn LICH into condos and urgent care center

Cobble Hill
Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) were jubilant late Tuesday after the SUNY board of trustees voted to table a resolution that would have allowed SUNY Downstate to begin negotiations to turn LICH into condos and an urgent care center. … Full Article
 

Critics throw stones at Empire Stores' glass rooftop plan

DUMBO
Preservationists and DUMBO residents turned out Tuesday to oppose the rooftop addition planned for the historic Empire Stores warehouses in Brooklyn Bridge Park – and the city Landmarks Preservation Commission shared their objections. … Full Article
 

Landmarks Preservation Commission to Two Trees: Domino factory makeover plan must be refined

Williamsburg
Sugar, ah, honey, honey. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission sent Two Trees Management's makeover plan for the historic Domino Sugar Refinery back to the drawing board. … Full Article
 

Shoppers unite! Brooklyn's first Whole Foods opens in Gowanus

Gowanus
Welcome to Brooklyn's coolest Superfund site. … Full Article
 

Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel headed to Rock Hall inductions at Barclays Center

Downtown
 Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

SUNY to vote today on sale of LICH to condo developer — but fight to save hospital goes on

Cobble Hill
SUNY Downstate Medical Center will be pushing ahead on Tuesday with its long-contested plan to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to a real estate developer, a move fought by advocates for LICH for almost a year. … Full Article
 

Elected officials ask Cuomo to lift the curtain on LICH takeover process

Cobble Hill
Expressing concern with the secrecy surrounding SUNY Downstate’s process of finding a new operator for Long Island College Hospital (LICH), Brooklyn officials sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday with a list of requests “to facilitate a more transparent, impartial, and inclusive Reque … Full Article
 

Hundreds brave blizzard to support Brooklyn Kindergarten Society

Brooklyn Heights
Residents across New York City came together in the frightful weather on Saturday night to dance the night away at the 93rd Annual Yuletide Ball in Brooklyn Heights. This year, more than 900 tickets to the Ball were sold, raising an unprecedented $300,000. … Full Article
 

Community Board Six presents ‘Core of the Apple’ awards

Park Slope
A police leader and a retired sanitation supervisor received a big pat on the back from Community Board Six for their efforts to improve the quality of life in Park Slope and Red Hook. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Tech moot court team wins NYC championship

Fort Greene
The Brooklyn Technical High School Moot (Appeals) Court team was crowned as the New York City Moot Court Champion on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse in Lower Manhattan.  … Full Article
 

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