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De Blasio reportedly getting involved in LICH case; SUNY contempt hearing on hold

A much-anticipated contempt hearing against the State University of New York (SUNY) had barely begun on Tuesday when state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes adjourned the proceedings, at the request of two of the petitioners in the case who said Mayor Bill de Blasio was about to get involve … Full Article
 

Fruits of warrantless arrest lead panel to vote for new trial

All evidence resulting from a warrantless arrest has been thrown out and a new trial ordered for a Brooklyn criminal defendant. … Full Article
 

New novel re-stages classic ‘Rebecca’

Famed author Meg Wolitzer described Rachel Pastan’s debut novel “This Side of Married” as “a wedding bouquet of great wit and affection” and Booklist praised it as “smart … Full Article
 

Song-a-day maven cuts one for 'Brooklyn'

Song-a-day writer Jonathan Mann (he's up to number 1,867) teamed with Erel Pilo last week to cut this ode to Brooklyn… … Full Article
 

Snow sculptures bring imaginative critters to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Castles and dragons and octopi, oh my! Roughly 100 snow enthusiasts of all ages gathered at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park this past Saturday for the park’s first-ever snow sculpture contest, sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. … Full Article
 

Mosley throws support behind Fortis development plan in LICH dispute

Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley (D-57) on Monday threw his support behind one of several proposals being considered by SUNY Downstate in its push to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH), in Cobble Hill. Mosley said in a letter to SUNY Board Chairman H. … Full Article
 

It’s on: SUNY officials to face Brooklyn judge on LICH contempt charges Tuesday morning

State University of New York (SUNY) and Department of Health officials have been ordered to appear before a Brooklyn judge at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to answer for their yearlong attempts to close Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in violation of court orders.   … Full Article
 

De Blasio gets cards, balloons, poem from housing advocates for Valentine’s Day

Housing advocates had a special Valentine’s Day gift for mayor Bill de Blasio but rather than rely on a florist to delivery it, they brought it to the mayor’s Park Slope home themselves. … Full Article
 

East River shuttle bus service between Greenpoint, Williamsburg starts Tuesday

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and State Senator Daniel Squadron today announced a temporary shuttle bus service will commence operation tomorrowFebruary 18, 2014, transporting riders be … Full Article
 

Levin: Ferry can’t resume until ramp collapse probe complete

In the wake of the collapse of a gangplank at the Greenpoint ferry, Councilman Stephen Levin said ferry service cannot resume “until we have full knowledge of what caused the ramp to collapse.” … Full Article
 

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