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Candy-store chain It's Sugar is the newest tenant to rent space at the 53,000-square-foot commercial condominium Albert Laboz of United American Land  is developing in the Brooklyn Municipal Building.


SUNY, DOH honchos face contempt hearing for alleged LICH malfeasance

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes is going to have a very full courtroom on November 18.

That is when 20 highly-placed defendants, including the entire board of trustees from the State University of New York (SUNY) and administrators from SUNY Downstate and the state Department of Health have been ordered to appear before Justice Baynes to answer for their actions regarding Long Island College Hospital (LICH).


Interfaith Medical Center headed back to Bankruptcy Court Wednesday

Interfaith Medical Center will be back in U.S. Bankruptcy court in Brooklyn on Wednesday, where supporters hope to fend off the hospital’s closure, again, until a rescue plan can be put in place.

Over the weekend a coalition of Interfaith supporters, including the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), 1199 SEIU, local churches and community groups, held several rallies and a community information meeting. 

Now supporters are planning to pray -- at a 8 a.m. prayer rally outside the Downtown Brooklyn courthouse.


Personal hygiene with extra zing! 1922 Brooklyn Eagle directory confirms existence of Sylvan Electric Bath

As everyone is taught by their parents never to use electric appliances around water for fear of electrocution, it’s no wonder that when a Boerum Hill Yahoo group member noticed an official-looking National Historic Landmark plaque at 160 Schermerhorn Street, he posted an inquiry.

“It’s funny,” he wrote. “Think it’s legitimate?”


Lutheran HealthCare trustee named to United Hospital board

Lutheran HealthCare, a leading medical provider in Brooklyn, is getting a seat at the table at an organization fighting for changes in the delivery of health care.

Dale C. Christensen, Jr., a member of the Board of Trustees of Lutheran HealthCare, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization.


Ambulance service resumes at LICH, as supporters push SUNY contempt proceedings

Ambulance service was restored to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) late on Friday, soon after state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes conferred with lawyers for SUNY, the state Department of Health, and groups fighting SUNY’s attempts to close LICH.

LICH supporters said Friday they were preparing to begin the contempt process, where they would present evidence showing that SUNY had disregarded Justice Baynes’ orders to keep hospital services at the level in effect on July 19.


Disagreement abound in legal community over pro bono rules

Earlier this year, New York State’s chief judge announced serious changes to the pro bono requirements and suggestions for prospective and currently active New York lawyers. Many of these changes, or rather the way in which the changes were implemented, do not sit well with a large group of attorneys—and the bar associations that represent their interests—they mean to affect.


DOT puts traffic lights on deadly Kent Avenue

Nothing could ever bring back Raizy and Nachman Glauber, the young couple killed along with their baby by a hit-run driver on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year, but the city is making an effort to ensure that the street where they died is now safer for others.


SUNY agrees to restore ambulances, ‘limited admissions,’ at LICH on Friday

SUNY issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying they would restore ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) on Friday.

SUNY Downstate officials had abruptly halted admissions and ambulance delivery to LICH Wednesday night, causing confusion and anger in Cobble Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods.

SUNY blamed their actions on a shortage of medical specialists at LICH, and said that they would move doctors from other SUNY institutions to beef up the medical staff there.  


Brooklyn man arrested for filming police precinct files suit against the city

A film student was arrested and his camera confiscated after New York City police officers noticed him filming the outside of a police precinct. Believing the entire incident to be a violation of his civil rights, the student has filed suit against the NYPD and the city.



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