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SUNY ‘reopens’ LICH bidding – but just to those who already bid

Cobble Hill
SUNY announced on Tuesday that it is reopening its Request for Proposals to sell Long Island College Hospital (LICH) -- but only to those bidders who already participated in the initial round.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Cop of the Year honored for fighting DWIs

Brooklyn Heights
The 84th Precinct Community Council, covering Brooklyn Heights, Downtown, Vinegar and Boerum Hill, held its meeting on Monday, and traffic safety and last year’s crime stats were among the main items on the agenda.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn immigrant given second chance at asylum

Sunset Park
A federal court of appeals has reversed the denial of an immigrant’s asylum claim. Initially denied because of his inability to pass a Bible test, the lower court’s ruling was overturned and the case sent back to for error correction. … Full Article
 

Boys High remains optimistic despite a down-season

Bedford-Stuyvesant
The Boys and Girls Kangaroos won three consecutive Public School Athletic League championships from 2010-2012, so when they finished last season with just an 8-8 record it was easy to overlook it as barely a blip on the radar. … Full Article
 

Saved again: $7.5 million released to Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn

Bedford-Stuyvesant
A financial lifeline was thrown to ailing Interfaith Medical Center in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Monday, when the court approved $7.5 million in funds that will keep the Bedford-Stuyvesant hospital in full operation through mid-February.  … Full Article
 

Fastrack comes to Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway subway line

Crown Heights
From now until early Friday, Jan. 31, MTA New York City Transit is bringing Fastrack to the Eastern Parkway trunk line in Brooklyn between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn federal court recognized by FEMA

Downtown
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Eastern District of New York opened its doors to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with court personnel being utilized to assist FEMA first responders and the judicial process, both in the early days and the weeks and months that followed th … Full Article
 

Jesse Eisenberg to join award-winning novelist Teddy Wayne in DUMBO

DUMBO
Whiting Writers’ Award-winner Teddy Wayne will be visiting DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena on Jan. … Full Article
 

Afghanistan veteran to launch wartime memoir in DUMBO with NY Times' James Dao

DUMBO
In his new book "Afghan Post," The New York Times blogger and veteran Adrian Bonenberger conveys the unforgettable emotional reality of his military experience through the cracked lens of his wartime correspondence. On Jan. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn community groups refute SUNY figures, call for new LICH operator search

Cobble Hill
SUNY’s search for a developer to buy Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is invalid and the RFP (Request for Proposals) process needs to start from scratch, say six community groups fighting in court to prevent SUNY Downstate from selling the embattled hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to Fortis  … Full Article
 

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