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LICH Wins! SUNY withdraws closure plan

Several months of protests, letter-writing campaigns, meetings with state officials and court action finally saw some results on Friday when SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the “parent company” of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH), said it would withdraw its plan, which it had earlier submitted to the state Department of Health, to close LICH.

Instead, said Ron Najman, spokesman for Downstate, in a statement, Downstate “would continue to seek a provider of healthcare services within the LICH community, including potentially a hospital operator.”


Down the Up Escalator

The generation that went to Woodstock, fought with police against the Vietnam War, and later, enjoyed a "me" decade – the "Baby Boomer" generation – has taken part in transforming our economy into a system that many regard as genuinely hostile to "the people."

Now a participant in 1960s social activism has written a book showing in sharp relief the impact of decades of downsizing and outsourcing on families and on some of the good-paying jobs that once sustained the American middle class.


Brooklynite to publish comedic essays on ‘(Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood’

The twenties are  all about striking out on your own, but navigating the choppy waters of adulthood to become “a living, breathing, job-having, bill-paying, responsible adult?” Not as easy as it looks.


Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi to defend world boxing title in June at Barclays

Since the beginning of their professional careers, Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi and Adrien "The Problem" Broner, two of the biggest talkers in all of boxing, have never been afraid to speak up.

From classmates to co-curators: Pratt duo opens Bed-Stuy gallery

What began as a school project soon turned into The Bishop – a new gallery and project space in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, opened just last month by co-directors Jackie Cantwell and Molly Myer. The two Brooklyn-based artists met just last year as graduate students at Pratt, and put their heads (and good eyes) together quickly to create an arts and cultural center in Bed-Stuy.


INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Joggers escape runaway van by fraction of a second

A wild video showing a careening van barely missing two joggers by a fraction of a second before crashing into a Park Slope deli has been posted by CBS.

Surveillance cameras rolled on the scene at the Deli & Smoke Shop in Park Slope, at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, on Wednesday morning.

Dutch tourist Caroline DeJong and her friend were out for what could easily have been their last jog.


City Council bill urges survival for Brooklyn’s LICH

The full New York City Council voted Thursday afternoon in favor of a resolution to save Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from shuttering.

The non-binding resolution, introduced by City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, calls on the State University of New York and the State Department of Health to work with stakeholders to find a new owner for the 150-year old Cobble Hill institution.


Upstairs, Downstairs: Everyone pleased on unique Montague Street

The historic Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is a very unusual street. On one end stands the huge civic center of Borough Hall, on the other is the promenade, while the four blocks in between are comprised of restaurants and retail stores that feature beautiful architecture.

Adding to Montague Street's uniqueness is the fact that several of the commercial spaces on the block are not actually on street level - many of them are above or below on the parlor level, the garden level, or even on the second floor.


Velazquez sponsors bills to help Sandy victims find new homes

Six months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, residents in neighborhoods that took the hardest hit from the hurricane are still struggling to find housing, according to US Rep. Nydia Velazquez, who said she has introduced legislation aimed at helping displaced homeowners.



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