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Cobble Hill Association Talks LICH

VIDEO: Pros & cons for LICH site hi-rises aired in Cobble Hill

At a standing-room-only meeting Thursday night, hundreds of unhappy Cobble Hill community members came together with the team planning to redevelop Long Island College Hospital (LICH), in an effort to influence the project ahead of a potential ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) process. … Full Article
 

Have issues with your utility company? Here’s how you fight back

Consumers have rights when dealing with threats of service shutoffs from utilities like electric and gas companies, but most New Yorkers don’t know about those rights, according to Brooklyn lawmakers who are now on a quest to educate the public. … Full Article
 

'Chop off the illegal floor,' say opponents of Pierhouse

“Chop off the illegal top floor, no matter what it costs...” That is the strongly-felt opinion of opponents of the Pierhouse project at Pier 1, which partially blocks the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. … Full Article
 

Prospect Park Zoo debuts tiny, adorable Juliana pigs

Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. … Full Article
 

Students impress judge during mock trial

Hon. Robin K. Sheares has presided over many trials in her career, but Wednesday's trial, which involved students from the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program, was perhaps one of the most impressive she’s ever seen. … Full Article
 

'Hi-rise crusher?' Will Cobble Hill Association's new attorney help temper Fortis?

Jim Walden, the high-powered attorney who worked pro bono to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH), has been hired by the Cobble Hill Association to advise the community on its legal options as a developer prepares to build on the hospital site. … Full Article
 

Soil testing underway at Brooklyn Heights Library

Subsurface testing of the land around the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, is underway to determine its suitability for a planned $52 million luxury tower. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy's Bainbridge Street named Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Persistence finally paid off for the residents of Bainbridge Street between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Full Article
 

Forbes and Money Magazine rank St. Francis College among the best

With a grade of A- from Money Magazine, Brooklyn Heights’ St. Francis College was again recognized on the magazine’s Best Colleges List. The recognition comes in the same week that St. … Full Article
 

Kings County Distillery heads to Bushwick to expand

Whiskey Whiskey My Old Friend, I've Come To Talk With You Again. Milk Of Mercy, Please Be Kind. … Full Article
 

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