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Brooklyn Health Partners still in the game? $25 million check returned late Friday

The group rejected by SUNY in their bid to purchase Long Island College Hospital (LICH) thought they cleared a major hurdle on Friday when a Brooklyn court accepted their non-refundable deposit for $25 million dollars.

But in a late-day reversal, after SUNY objected to the deposit, the judge ordered Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP) to come back to court and pick up their check, pending a court conference between BHP and SUNY lawyers set for Monday morning.

Another court hearing is set for Tuesday.


Abrupt closing of ReBar shocks DUMBO

Residents of DUMBO and nearby areas were in shock on Friday upon the sudden news that longtime bar-restaurant favorite reBar, which occupied a large portion of the first and second floors of a former industrial building on Front St., had abruptly closed.


This weekend’s BKLYN DESIGNS shows off the best in contemporary home design

We’re not talking about Ikea here, folks.

Manhattan may still be the home of fashion design, but Brooklyn is the place for home design. Thousands of people will be in DUMBO this weekend to check out the latest in contemporary furnishings, lighting and home accessories being produced in, and inspired by, Brooklyn at the 11th annual BKLYN DESIGNS show taking place at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Mark Jupiter’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Scissura says de Blasio budget has ‘big wins’ for Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to give small business owners a break on fines is an important recognition by City Hall that mom and pop stores help drive the city’s economy, said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Scissura, whose organization represents hundreds of businesses in the borough, had a favorable reaction to the portions of the mayor’s executive budget outlined by de Blasio on Thursday that dealt with the economy.


New memoir explores ‘A Man, A Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage’

No one ever said that marriage is easy, and if they did, they probably weren’t in the process of opening a restaurant with their spouse. Add grueling physical labor, financial strain and the challenges of hiring a staff to that already formidable mix and you have “Delancey” (Simon & Schuster), a tale of two young people discovering just what it means to stand by someone unconditionally, covered in flour, coated in sweat and in too deep.


Howe’s Brooklyn: A century after completion of the Bridge comes origins of Brooklyn Bridge Park

A neighbor who has called the Heights home since 1971 sends along the following observations.

Let us now praise unsung heroes for their superior intelligence, pure hearts and prescient persistence.


Legal action over SUNY scoring could shake up LICH bids in Brooklyn

Brooklyn community groups and doctors fighting to save embattled Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are headed back to court to ask the judge to throw out some questionable scores submitted by panelists in the state’s RFP (Request for Proposals) bidding process.

If they are successful in their bid, a full-service hospital proposal by the Prime Healthcare Foundation would move into second place, knocking the current second-place finisher into third.


LICH bidder BHP back in court vs. SUNY on Thursday

The seeming-endless legal battle for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday as Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group (BHP) challenges SUNY’s decision to reject its bid for the embattled Cobble Hill hospital.

Merrell Schexnydre, president and CEO of BHP, told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday that SUNY failed to negotiate in good faith for 30 days, as required under a court-mandated Request for Proposals (RFP) procedure.


Work begins on glam hotel near Barclays Center

Work is starting as we speak on the glam hotel that will be Shakespeare's next-door neighbor.

The city Buildings Department issued a demolition permit in late April for the small commercial building at 95 Rockwell Place – which will be mostly torn down and replaced with an eye-popping high-end boutique hotel designed by high-profile architect Thomas Leeser.


Look! Up in the Sky! Construction Continues at 66 Rockwell Place

It looks like a stage set in the sky.

From several blocks away, you can see that a vertical slice of this gleaming glass skyscraper doesn't have an exterior wall. Several apartments, stacked one above another, are open to the air, with construction workers inside them, playing their roles.

These photos depict 66 Rockwell Place, Dermot Co.'s new rental-apartment building, which has frontage on Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue. Tenants have started moving into the handsome tower while contractors take care of their unfinished business.



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