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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.

Unlike two earlier attempts by SUNY to sell LICH, the revised RFP was specifically crafted to attract a full-service hospital operator to the Cobble Hill campus.


UPDATE: ‘THE FENCE’ to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park June 16

THE FENCE, a project created by United Photo Industries, is opening at Brooklyn Bridge Park June 16. There will be a public tour on Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. Now in its third year, THE FENCE is a 1,000-foot photographic installation that stretches along the Greenway from DUMBO at the north end of the park to Pier 5 at Joralemon Street in the south.


Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 Books Beneath the Bridge series line-up

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) has announced the full lineup for its third annual Books Beneath the Bridge series. This free summer literary series, which features outdoor readings curated by local, independent bookstores, will begin on July 7 at 7 p.m. and run for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect. The lead sponsor for the series is AT&T. 


Former DA sullied by report of desperate campaign tactics

A report by the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) is being used to levy probable criminal charges against a politician, expose ethical violations by a respected jurist and raise serious questions on judicial ethics and political campaigns. The 27-page report accuses former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes of misusing public funds and improperly using the office as a pseudo-campaign headquarters with staff members acting as campaign staffers.


Renowned writer David Sedaris to speak in Cobble Hill

David Sedaris, one of today’s most influential  writers, is coming to Brooklyn to discuss his latest collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (Back Bay Books), on-sale in paperback June 3. Sedaris —the acclaimed author of numerous #1 New York Times bestsellers, including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Naked” — will appear in Brooklyn on June 5 to discuss his recent work at BookCourt in Cobble Hill.


SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital

After just five days of negotiations, SUNY Board of Trustees Chairman H. Carl McCall said on Monday that SUNY was “making good progress” with developer Fortis Property Group’s proposal to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH).


Brooklyn cyclist injured by rope trap in Prospect Park

A mischievous rope trap in Prospect Park was a local cyclist’s undoing.

“My friend and I drove to the park with our bikes strapped to the back of the car,” Michael Wilhelm said, laughing. It was all he could do, a Midwood father of five, now indefinitely out of work, saddled with multiple rib fractures and some glaring bruises to the knees and arms.

“I always tell my kids: ‘the streets are dangerous,” Wilhelm said. “‘Use the park, that’s where you’ll be safe.’” He shook his head.


Lutheran Medical Center wins national award

Lutheran Medical Center has won national recognition for its stroke treatment center.

The Sunset Park-based hospital won the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for meeting stroke treatment measures, including reducing the time between hospital arrival and treatment.

The hospital administers the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat certain types of strokes.


LICH case back to Brooklyn court for hospital ranking showdown vs. SUNY

Advocates for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) say they’re contesting what they call RFP “manipulations” by the State University of New York (SUNY) that have led to the closure of the Cobble Hill hospital.

Attorney Jim Walden, of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the LICH community filed a motion at state Supreme Court on Friday to throw out rankings by six of the hospital bid evaluators.


Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint

Susan Choi and Sarah McCarry, two acclaimed Brooklyn novelists, will appear at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint on June 12 to discuss their recent work.



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