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Ambulance service resumes at LICH, as supporters push SUNY contempt proceedings

Ambulance service was restored to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) late on Friday, soon after state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes conferred with lawyers for SUNY, the state Department of Health, and groups fighting SUNY’s attempts to close LICH.

LICH supporters said Friday they were preparing to begin the contempt process, where they would present evidence showing that SUNY had disregarded Justice Baynes’ orders to keep hospital services at the level in effect on July 19.


Disagreement abound in legal community over pro bono rules

Earlier this year, New York State’s chief judge announced serious changes to the pro bono requirements and suggestions for prospective and currently active New York lawyers. Many of these changes, or rather the way in which the changes were implemented, do not sit well with a large group of attorneys—and the bar associations that represent their interests—they mean to affect.


DOT puts traffic lights on deadly Kent Avenue

Nothing could ever bring back Raizy and Nachman Glauber, the young couple killed along with their baby by a hit-run driver on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year, but the city is making an effort to ensure that the street where they died is now safer for others.


SUNY agrees to restore ambulances, ‘limited admissions,’ at LICH on Friday

SUNY issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying they would restore ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) on Friday.

SUNY Downstate officials had abruptly halted admissions and ambulance delivery to LICH Wednesday night, causing confusion and anger in Cobble Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods.

SUNY blamed their actions on a shortage of medical specialists at LICH, and said that they would move doctors from other SUNY institutions to beef up the medical staff there.  


Brooklyn man arrested for filming police precinct files suit against the city

A film student was arrested and his camera confiscated after New York City police officers noticed him filming the outside of a police precinct. Believing the entire incident to be a violation of his civil rights, the student has filed suit against the NYPD and the city.


Brooklyn federal judge fines attorney $500 for Non-appearance

Brooklyn federal court’s chief judge levied sanctions against an attorney who failed to appear for an oral argument.

Matthew Peck represented members of a Queens Hindu temple in a case involving claims of forced labor. When he failed to appear at oral arguments scheduled for Aug. 13, Judge Carol Amon issued an order to show cause requesting that Peck explain, via writing, his non-appearance.


Park Slope artist to exhibit ‘Drawing Brooklyn' Series in Gowanus

Park Slope artist James Rose, whose “Drawing Brooklyn” series depicts the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Red Hook and Carroll Gardens, will be exhibiting a selection of his drawings at the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery (393 Hoyt St.) beginning Friday, Nov. 8, through Dec. 8. The artist will appear at the Brooklyn Workshop Gallery on Nov. 8 for an opening reception from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. "My intent is to draw a body of work that works collectively as a portrait of a place,” says Rose. “My current body of work is about my local neighborhoods in Brooklyn and where I go in Manhattan.


‘Brownstone Dreams’ brings to life 1960s Park Slope

These days we associate Park Slope with beautiful brownstones, farmers' markets and affluent young families. But Brooklyn native Kevin McPartland, who spent his teen years in the South Slope, remembers a different kind of neighborhood. In his new novel “Brownstone Dreams,” McPartland brings to life the Park Slope of the 1960s – an area devoid of Bugaboo strollers and quaint cafes - where tenements, rowdy bars and schoolyards served as the battleground for belligerent teenage gangs.


Scissura touts Brooklyn’s new clout in city government

Brooklyn is now the power center in city government, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, who said he is looking forward to working with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and other top officials.

“Brooklyn is no longer just the center for jobs, technology, fashion, culture and start-up businesses. It is also home to New York City’s political power and that is wonderful for the residents of Kings County,” Scissura said in a statement.


Not again! SUNY ends admissions, bans ambulances at Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

Northwest Brooklyn received a body blow Wednesday night as SUNY Downstate –once again – halted admissions and banned ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

Somber patients, nurses and other staffers gathered outside of the Cobble Hill hospital late Wednesday to hear about the latest salvo in SUNY’s push to shut down LICH.

Employees at the hospital say they were informed by a telephone call from Dr. Michael Lucchesi, Chief Medical Officer at SUNY Downstate and LICH, around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.



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