Revised Proposal for LICH unveiled amid dire warnings

With a backdrop of threats to SUNY institutions and dire predictions, a revised proposal to purchase Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that now includes two well-respected health institutions was displayed at a SUNY Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. … Full Article

Velazquez disputes reports of mayor getting Mark-Viverito elected speaker

The conventional wisdom following the election of Melissa Mark-Viverito as the new council speaker is that Mayor Bill de Blasio had such a strong hand in her candidacy, she might not have won without his help. … Full Article

Menchaca takes oath of office

Freshman Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook) took his oath of office on Sunday, telling hundreds of supporters who attended the ceremony that the time had come to take the progressive ideals that he and other victorious candidates ran on and put them into practice in city go … Full Article

Edwidge Danticat to speak at Brooklyn Public Library

Edwidge Danticat, the renowned Haitian-born author who immigrated to Brooklyn at age 12, will be returning to the borough to discuss "Haiti Noir 2" (Akashic Books; Jan. 7, 2014), a compilation of the writer's hand-picked selections from the canon of Haitian literature. … Full Article

UPDATE: SUNY denies LICH action is imminent

The State University of New York is denying that any "formal action" on a Long Island College Hospital real-estate deal will take place this week. … Full Article

BREAKING: SUNY vote on LICH expected by Tuesday

The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees is set to vote on Monday or Tuesday on a revised proposal to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH), in Cobble Hill to Fortis Property Group, insiders have told The Brooklyn Ea … Full Article

Menchaca takes public oath of office Jan. 12

Councilman Carlos Menchaca has already been officially sworn into office and has cast his first vote in the City Council. … Full Article

Park Slope’s CB6 approves NY Methodist expansion

After months of design changes and stipulations, on Wednesday night Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 gave its grudging blessing to zoning variances that would allow New York Methodist to build an oversized ambulatory care facility in Park Slope. The motion passed 27 to 4. … Full Article

Hynes reality show again the subject of controversy

An accused subject of prosecution whose case was covered by the cameras following the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office for a television show is asking the network to provide all raw footage relating to his case, believing that the material will exonerate him. … Full Article


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