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Brooklyn community groups refute SUNY figures, call for new LICH operator search

SUNY’s search for a developer to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is invalid and the RFP (Request for Proposals) process needs to start from scratch, say six community groups fighting in court to prevent SUNY Downstate from selling the embattled hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to Fortis  … Full Article
 

Boys and Girls High basketball team attacked after game at Grady High School

As Boys and Girls coach Ruth Lovelace was walking out of Grady High School with her team just behind her Thursday night, she saw two cars idling just outside the building. She didn't think much of it at first, but two seconds later all hell broke loose. … Full Article
 

R train riders benefit from ferry service extension, pols say

The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio to extend the Sunset Park-Wall Street ferry service into the spring will help R train riders coping with the loss of direct service to Manhattan, according to southern Brooklyn lawmakers. … Full Article
 

Gov. Cuomo’s mixed LICH message falls flat in Brooklyn

Just one day after Governor Andrew Cuomo called the perilous state of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn part of “a s … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy – buy or die?

As I approached the corner of Throop Avenue and Van Buren Street in early summer 2013, I couldn't help but notice the giant "Murder — $50,000 Reward" sign that loomed over the intersection, emblazoned with the photo of a dead businessman. … Full Article
 

City’s tourism arm promotes Park Slope, Fifth Avenue to visitors

When tourists visit New York City, they tend to visit certain well-known spots: the Empire State Building, the Museum of Natural History, Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center site, Grand Central, Madison Square Garden. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg store owners allowed to demand modest dress code

The New York City Human Rights Commission (HRC) has dropped its challenge against seven Hasidic stores with mandatory dress codes promoting modesty. … Full Article
 

Bed-Stuy church receives 'sacred sites’ restoration grant

Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant has received a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge Grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy. … Full Article
 

$1.7M missing from Menachem Stark's bank account?

A court-ordered review of an account controlled by a Brooklyn businessman discovered dead in a trash bin has found that $1.7 million was improperly removed. The account belongs to Menachem Stark and his business partner. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park receives prestigious national planning award

Brooklyn Bridge Park will receive the American Planning Association’s 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design for transforming 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s formerly inaccessible waterfront into a  … Full Article
 

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