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Brooklyn judge scales back an earlier order in LICH case

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest issued an order Friday in the Long Island College/State University of New York-Downstate case, slightly reversing an earlier order.

Representatives of SUNY, LICH and the New York State Attorney General’s Office appeared in Demarest’s chambers to discuss Tuesday’s order demanding that LICH assets that were transferred to SUNY in 2011 be returned. The presence of the Attorney General’s Office was to indicate the AG’s commitment to ensuring that the charitable purposes of LICH are protected.


New Brooklyn Law School students will be ‘Brooklyn ready’

Brooklyn Law School’s incoming class walked through Downtown Brooklyn on an August afternoon to hear the first message from their dean, Nick Allard.  The 2013 convocation was held on Aug. 13 in the ceremonial courtroom of the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse located on Cadman Plaza East.


Judge orders ambulances back at LICH

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has delayed SUNY Downstate's transfer of all assets back to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) until Sept. 6, while critical services are restored.

On Aug. 20, Justice Demarest found that SUNY Downstate Medical Center had violated a contractual obligation to keep LICH open and ordered that LICH assets be transferred back to either Continuum Health Partners or another willing operator.


BAM and New York City Opera to present ‘Anna Nicole’

Opening at BAM on Sept. 17, the highly anticipated U.S. premiere engagement of Anna Nicoleco-produced by BAM and New York City Opera, will portray the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. An opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas, the production is directed by Richard Jones with 66 members of the New York City Opera Orchestra, conducted by Steven Sloane.


NAACP president calls council members 'heroic'

The 34 City Council members who voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act – legislation that creates an inspector general to monitor the New York Police Department – performed a heroic act, the president of the NAACP said Thursday.


Calling all bookworms! Brooklyn Book Festival announces 2013 program

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Literary Council announced programming for the eighth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, supported by AT&T, to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Hundreds of top authors and participants, both national and international, will join bibliophiles, booksellers and literary organizations on 14 stages, including the Target Children’s Area and Youth Stoop, featuring more 90 panels, workshops and readings; sites include Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, Columbus Park, St.


Heights congregation receives 'sacred sites’ grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has given a $10,000 Sacred Sites grant for facade restoration to Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights, part of a total of $275,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout the state.


Levin wants city to produce data on movie shoots

New York is starting to rival Hollywood as a place where movies and television shows are filmed. Hundreds of films and television shows are shot on city streets each year, according to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Television. On its website, the office states that the entertainment industry contributes $7.1 billion to the city’s economy annually and employs 130,000 people.


More changes in historic Heights

Are high-profile builders Tom and Fred Elghanayan looking to make their big development site on Livingston Street even bigger?

The two brothers – whose company TF Cornerstone owns a blue-chip portfolio of New York City apartment properties and Manhattan and Washington office buildings – are planning their Downtown Brooklyn debut at 276-300 Livingston St.



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