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Brooklyn officials, community want investigation into sale of LICH

Brooklyn officials on Thursday asked state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli to conduct investigations of SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to Fortis. … Full Article
 

Thousands turn out for firefighter’s funeral

Thousands of firefighters from departments across the northeast (and beyond) turned out at the funeral of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas Thursday morning in a massive show of solidarity and mourning. … Full Article
 

City of Water Day comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Metropolitan Water Alliance’s City of Water Day will make its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park July 12. Kayaking and “Seining the River Wild” are both free, public events that are a part of the annual “celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us.” … Full Article
 

Disparate factions unite to 'take back' Gowanus

What do a self-styled “provocateur,” a mohawked leather jacket punk rocker, a dredger, a cartographer, a cane-wielding rabble rouser, a public housing advocate and a sprinkling of neighborhood homeowners, preservationists, attorneys and industrial workers all have in common? … Full Article
 

Pacific Street Library: Not for sale (for now), but grim fate awaits

The managers of a Park Slope community space are worried the timeless Pacific Street branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is for sale and will ultimately be demolished, and have even directed concerned residents to an online petition to thwart the effort. … Full Article
 

Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir makes debut in Brooklyn

Young people who have experienced poverty or who feel alienated and rejected in society are turning their lives around and evangelizing to others, thanks to the music ministry of Vincent Bohanan and the Sound of Victory Fellowship Choir. … Full Article
 

No high heels on the rooftop just yet, Bossert delayed further

Sorry, revelers! There will be no sunset partying this summer on the roof of the once and future Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

LICH bidder Trindade files a protest with state Comptroller

Another protest has been raised about SUNY’s sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article
 

Red Hook sunsets are ferry nice in the summertime

The free ferry to Fairway is back — and Van Brunt Street business owners say Fabulous! … Full Article
 

Red Hook retail rents on the rise

Yikes. Landlords on Van Brunt Street want rents for vacant storefronts that are a good 30% higher than pre-Hurricane Sandy rates. Can retailers afford to pay up in a transit-challenged, storm-slammed neighborhood like Red Hook? … Full Article
 

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