Health

An eye-opening report by medical professionals contends that changes need to be made to help the city’s elderly survive in the event another Hurricane Sandy-type disaster hits here. … Full Article

Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale

Cobble Hill
Unrest over SUNY's sale of Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH) continues, this time with New York's minority leaders, who are demanding an investigation into the state’s process in choosing a buyer for the shutt … Full Article

Tragic accident in Cobble Hill Wednesday feet from closed LICH in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
Police and emergency units on Wednesday swarmed the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, just feet from the now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after a gruesome accident where a car plowed into the back of a large flatbed truck after … Full Article

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

Cobble Hill
After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Gro … Full Article

LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

Cobble Hill
* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders

Brooklyn Boro
Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican/ Hispanic and Asian Caucus have sent a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees expressing deep concern with the way it handled the sale of Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

City approves zoning variance for New York Methodist expansion in Park Slope

Prospect Park
The city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously approved on Tuesday New York Methodist Hospital’s application for a zoning variance for a controversial expansion in Park Slope. … Full Article

LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn

Cobble Hill
A political rift appears to be growing between top officials and their constituents over the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). … Full Article

City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday

Park Slope
The Board of Standards and Appeals is expected to rule on Tuesday on New York Methodist Hospital’s zoning variance application for a planned expansion in Park Slope.  … Full Article

SUNY announces agreement with developer Fortis to replace LICH with condos

Cobble Hill
Moving one step closer to a real estate deal which would close a historic hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced late on Sunday an "agreement in principle" with Fortis Property Group for the purchase of Long Island College Hospital's (LICH) 20-buildin … Full Article

Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores

Cobble Hill
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes on Friday rejected the motion brought by advocates for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to toss out several “questionable” scores for proposals to buy the historic Cobble Hill hospital. … Full Article

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