Columbia Waterfront

After allegations of state interference, LICH panelists get extra time to reconsider hospital bids

The Long Island College Hospital (LICH) saga continues: A panel rating the bids for the Cobble Hill hospital has been told to ignore some unauthorized last-minute instructions by SUNY and DOH, and head back into sequestration. … Full Article

Congresswomen speak out on Hobby Lobby contraception lawsuit

Members of Brooklyn’s congressional delegation were watching the U.S. Supreme Court arguments over employer-funded contraception for women with great interest on Tuesday and two of the delegation’s female members spoke out on the controversy. … Full Article

New comedic book contemplates ‘The Harm in Asking’

“I think that anything has the potential to be funny,” Brooklyn-based writer and comedian Sara Barron told us in a recent interview. … Full Article

Back to court? SUNY denies claim of last-minute LICH voting interference

Two hours after panel members turned in their votes for a new LICH operator, LICH attorneys raised questions about alleged interference with the voting process and threatened to take SUNY back to court if the allegations proved true. SUNY emphatically denied the claim. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based writer, chef explores art of food in debut book

At age 27, Brooklyn-based chef Michael Gibney took a break from the kitchen — where he’d been working alongside some of the most acclaimed chefs in the country since age 16 — to channel his creative energy into writing. … Full Article

LICH full-service hospital bids get positive reaction at Brooklyn forum

A crowd of hundreds packed Founders Hall Auditorium at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights Tuesday night to hear details about nine proposals for Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

No. 1: It's a wonderland for comic-book fans

The coolest storefront in East Williamsburg is Sparacino's Bakery at 540 Metropolitan Ave. No, wait! Make that Desert Island, which is the name of the comics store/book shop that occupies the space. … Full Article

No. 2: Yep, that's an Airstream in that building facade

The coolest commercial building in East Williamsburg – at 571 Lorimer St. – has an Airstream trailer built into it. It houses Zona Rosa, a Mexican restaurant that opened last July. … Full Article

No. 3: Ave Maria! This church is being turned into an apartment building

Say Amen to the coolest residential development in East Williamsburg – which is being built in a former Catholic church.  … Full Article


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