'Stroller march' to support Brooklyn's LICH on Saturday

A Brooklyn mom is spreading the word to Brownstone parents that a "stroller march" is planned for this Saturday to support Long Island College Hospital (LICH), now threatened with closure.

"Many of us have either had a baby at LICH, plan to have a baby at LICH or have taken our kids to LICH for medical care," said Claire K. Tuck in a statement. "Most if not all of us have enjoyed LICH park.  LICH is now seriously threatened as the state of New York wants to sell off this property and turn it into a high-rise condo."


Brooklyn lawyers address plea-bargain issue

On April 8, members of the Brooklyn legal community came together to discuss the impact of two iconic Supreme Court rulings on the ways criminal plea bargains are conducted.

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued two rulings regarding effective counsel and plea bargaining.   In both cases, Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper, the court held that the right to effective counsel granted in the 6th Amendment extends to plea bargains and negotiations.  


Gowanus Arts guest room attracts dancers to Brooklyn

During the dance performances this past Saturday night at Gowanus Arts, I realized that Andy Warhol based his "15 minutes of fame" notion on a viewer's attention span between TV commercial breaks in the 1960s.

Now, in an age of tweets and podcasts, it's hard for choreographers to know what is compelling, or, at the very least, appealing to an audience.


Q&A with Alexandra Bowie, new president of Brooklyn Heights Association

Founded in 1910, the BHA has a distinguished history, particularly as a watchdog protecting the quality of life in New York’s first Landmark Community. In recent decades, that role has expanded to districts and projects adjacent to the Heights, as their effect on the Heights is often critical but perhaps not recognized by the community at large.

INBrooklyn: How would you describe the mission of the BHA today?


Brooklyn Heights Association optimistic about bike share program

After years of anticipation, the Citi Bike Share program is finally hitting the streets of Brooklyn.  The Brooklyn Heights Association, which has expressed concerns over the program in the past, is excited for the programs launch in May.


NEWS ANALYSIS: In Jay-Z’s New Rap, Who Are the `dweebs’?

In his new song, “Open Letter,” 17-time Grammy winner Jay-Z, a longtime booster and part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, addresses his having to sell his reported $4.5 million stake in the team so he can become certified as a player agent.

However, it’s not quite clear who he’s addressing in his song.


Adams launches ‘Simple Step’ campaign against child abuse

State Sen. Eric Adams, the frontrunner in the race for borough president, is joining forces with a non-profit group to raise awareness of child abuse prevention measures. Adams, a retired New York City police captain, is working with representatives of the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) on a campaign called “One Simple Step Can Change a Child’s Life.”


NYU Poly appoints new president

Dr. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, a distinguished experimental physicist whose research focuses on the behavior of fluids and turbulence, has been appointed as President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), effective immediately. 


Great GoogaMooga returns to Prospect Park in May

The 2013 Great GoogaMooga food and music spectacular will return to Prospect Park on Brooklyn May 17 through 19. If you want to go, you'll need to buy tickets soon.


Report: LICH doctors say SUNY 'won't open books' to interested buyers

Two hospital groups have "expressed interest" in taking over the threatened Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the New York Post reports.

But their interest has been "stymied by SUNY’s refusal to open their books," LICH doctors told the Post.



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