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Top LICH bidders discuss joint purchase of hospital

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes astounded a courtroom filled with lawyers, litigants and residents on Thursday when he asked attorneys for three competing bidders for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to gather behind closed doors to try to work out a joint plan to keep the embattled hospital in operation.

The unusual settlement negotiations could break through a logjam of burgeoning litigation threatening to tie up SUNY’s sale of the hospital for months or even years.


Brooklyn half marathon pre-party brings thousands to Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Saturday’s Brooklyn Half Marathon, beginning near the Brooklyn Museum and extending to the Coney Island boardwalk, is expected to draw 25,000 runners to the borough. But before the athletes set out on their journey, they must pick up their race materials…and party.


Little legal recourse for shut out ReBar employees

Brooklyn was dealt a sensational blow when popular restaurant, bar and wedding venue reBar abruptly shut its doors with only a trite email from owner Jason Stevens stating to employees: “ReBar is bankrupt and closed. Please dispose of your keys and do not enter the premises. Please forward to any staff not included."  Now out of a job, many former reBar employees are wondering where to turn. 


Artist uses his talent to create loving tribute to late wife

Artist Joe LoGuirato has been a painter and a sculptor for all of his adult life. But it’s safe to say that he has never poured as much emotion into his work as he did when he created the 26 pieces featured in his latest exhibition, now showing at the Urban Folk Art Gallery on Smith Street.


Brooklyn officials push SUNY to keep LICH open until new owner takes over

The May 22 closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) draws closer, and SUNY has already begun shutting down services at the Cobble Hill hospital.

Elected officials in Brooklyn wrote on Tuesday to SUNY chairman H. Carl McCall to ask that health care continue uninterrupted at LICH until a new owner takes possession of the historic institution, which they called vital to neighborhoods from Red Hook to DUMBO.


Walentas family's Williamsburg Domino development gets City Council's green light

Sugar is sweet – and so is a resounding “Yes” vote from the City Council.

The Walentas family's Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment project got the Council's green light Wednesday afternoon for a $1.5 billion makeover of the shuttered Williamsburg factory complex.


Sunset Park group fosters small town feel in big city

To one community group in Sunset Park, it’s the little things that matter.

Sunset Park Restoration, a 1,000-member strong civic improvement group, is bringing a small town feel to the big city. The group is bringing back a "Thank You Good Neighbor" certificate award program that it first instituted 24 years ago.


Street fair goes local in Park Slope this weekend

New Yorkers can quit their belly aching about generic street fairs that peddle the same old socks and sausage. It's different at Brooklyn's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, thanks to its local-merchants-first policy.   


The HOPE Program’s ‘A Taste of HOPE’ presents tastings, toasts, transformations

Celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author Rocco Dispirito will be among the dozens enjoying an evening of tastes, toasts and transformations at The HOPE Program’s third annual ‘A Taste of Hope’ fundraising event. The work-readiness nonprofit’s signature program is being held on Thursday, May 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Steelcase, Inc., overlooking Central Park.


Amen, Brother: First lease signed at DUMBO Heights, the Witnesses' former bible-printing plants

Score one for Jared Kushner, his DUMBO Watchtower buildings – and the Brooklyn Tech Triangle.

The former Bible-printing plants that the Kushner Cos. and its co-investors bought last year have landed their first big tenant – and it's one that will draw positive attention to the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, of which Kushner's development is a part.



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