Brooklyn Heights

LICH: Everything you want to know (almost) about the deal to close Long Island College Hospital

August 9, 2016 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mayor Bill de Blasio, as Public Advocate, fought to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH), even arranging to get arrested for the cause. Now that de Blasio’s role in the sale of LICH is under investigation, the Brooklyn Eagle has compiled an index of hundreds of articles published on the topic since it began to play out.  Photo courtesy of the de Blasio campaign

Brooklyn Eagle publishes archive of extensive LICH coverage

In January 2013 Brooklynites were shocked to hear that the State University of New York (SUNY) was preparing to pull the plug on Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill.

In a saga lasting more than three years, the community’s battle to keep the 156-year-old institution in operation as a full-service hospital made almost daily headlines in the Brooklyn Eagle.

The fallout from the sale — medical, civic and legal — continues. 

Cobble Hill residents continue to fight the plan for high-rise towers proposed by developer Fortis Property Group. Emergency departments across Brooklyn have increased wait times. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s role in the closure and sale is under investigation. Subpoenas have been issued for emails from de Blasio and top aides, SUNY and healthcare workers union 1199 S.E.I.U. The role of so-called “dark money” in the closure is being examined.

De Blasio, as Public Advocate, fought to save LICH, attending protests, initiating a court order and authoring a Brooklyn health care plan to save the borough’s ailing hospitals. As mayor, however, he dropped his support for a full-service hospital and backed a development plan that called for 40-story residential towers and a “stand-alone” ER/clinic operated by NYU Langone.

Throughout the battle, which galvanized northwest Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Eagle covered nearly every trial, protest, announcement and civic meeting held since SUNY started to sell off LICH.

From the arrests of health care workers and local officials, to a supposedly “historic” settlement praised by de Blasio, a trouble-plagued RFP process, the disappearance of the Othmer endowment, SUNY’s shocking failure to bill for services at LICH, the eventual sale to Fortis for $240 million and the tumultuous reaction of Cobble Hill to the massive development proposed by Fortis, the Eagle provides blow-by-blow coverage.

Now that the role of de Blasio is under investigation, the Eagle has compiled an easily-accessible archive of roughly 300 articles published on the topic since it began. Future articles will be added as published.

Article by article, readers can follow the events bringing down a historical Brooklyn institution as it all played out.

This archive can be accessed via the links below:

 

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2012: SUNY Downstate’s financial trouble builds

 

Downstate president LaRosa steps down, instrumental in LICH agreement (June 13):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/downstate-president-larosa-steps-down-instrumental-lich-agreement

 

Hospitals Are Theme of ‘Occupy’ March:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/hospitals-are-theme-occupy%E2%80%99-march

 

SUNY Downstate President Decries Recommended Closure of University Hospital (April 11):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-downstate-president-decries-recommended-closure-university-hospital

 

University Hospital CEO: We’re committed to Downstate, LICH and Bay Ridge (May 11):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/university-hospital-ceo-were-committed-downstate-lich-and-bay-ridge

 

LICH slashes 150 jobs, including doctors, nurses (July 24):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-slashes-150-jobs-including-doctors-nurses

 

John Williams named president of Downstate Medical Center (Aug. 3):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/john-williams-named-president-downstate-medical-center

 

2013: LICH closure, protests, chaos, lawsuits

 

 Downstate Hospital could go broke within months, says report:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/downstate-hospital-could-go-broke-within-months-says-report

 

Breaking: LICH on Death Watch — State prepares to pull plug (Jan. 23):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-lich-death-watch-%E2%80%94%C2%A0state-prepares-pull-plug

 

Sudden Death: Long Island College Hospital could close ‘imminently’ — it’s ‘worth more dead than alive’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/sudden-death-long-island-college-hospital-close-%E2%80%98imminently%E2%80%99-worth-more-dead-than-alive

Dead LICH could net SUNY $100 million (Jan. 24):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/dead-lich-could-net-suny-100-million

 

Hundreds rally in Cobble Hill demanding ‘Save LICH!’ (Jan. 25):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/hundreds-rally-cobble-hill-demanding-save-lich

 

LICH nurses bemoan hospital’s woes:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-nurses-bemoan-hospitals-woes

 

Gov. Cuomo’s Brooklyn for-profit hospital proposal worries hospital workers and local reps:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/gov-cuomos-brooklyn-profit-hospital-proposal-worries-hospital-workers-and-local-reps

 

SUNY trustees will stage LICH public hearing on Thursday — then vote hospital’s fate Friday morning:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-trustees-will-stage-lich-public-hearing-thursday-%E2%80%94%C2%A0then-vote-hospitals-fate-friday

 

Dead LICH: Prez tells trustees to pull plug; public hearing Thursday, execution vote Friday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/dead-lich-prez-tells-trustees-pull-plug-public-hearing-thursday-execution-vote-friday

 

Thursday is doomsday: Critics mobilize on eve of LICH death vote. (Feb. 6):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/thursday-doomsday-critics-mobilize-eve-lich-death-vote

 

Exclusive: Stephen Berger backs closing of LICH (Feb. 6):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/exclusive-stephen-berger-backs-closing-lich

 

SUNY Hearing: Did real estate riches doom LICH? Was there ‘criminal action’? (Feb. 7):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-hearing-did-real-estate-riches-doom-lich-was-there-criminal-action

 

Saving LICH: Doctors raising money to fight hospital closing

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/saving-lich-doctors-raising-money-fight-hospital-closing

 

SUNY board votes unanimously to close LICH; Williams says it’s nobody’s fault; local pol was ‘snookered’ (Feb. 8):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-board-votes-unanimously-close-lich-williams-says-its-nobodys-fault-local-pol-was

 

After LICH closure vote, hundreds pack Brooklyn Borough Hall for hearing, vow to fight on. (Feb. 8):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/after-lich-closure-vote-hundreds-pack-brooklyn-borough-hall-hearing-vow-fight

 

Too soon for LICH obit? Give its doctors and nurses a chance to decide:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/too-soon-lich-obit-give-its-doctors-and-nurses-chance-decide

 

Horror in Brooklyn Heights: Velazquez calls double whammy death of LICH, closing of libraries, ‘Scary’ (Feb. 12):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/horror-brooklyn-heights-velazquez-calls-double-whammy-death-lich-closing-libraries-scary

 

Sale of LICH real estate may fund new SUNY hospital in central Brooklyn (Feb. 12):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/sale-lich-real-estate-may-fund-new-suny-hospital-central-brooklyn-was-lich-management

 

‘We will not close!’ Hundreds pack forum on saving LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/%E2%80%98we-will-not-close%E2%80%99-hundreds-pack-forum-saving-lich-0

 

11TH Hour: LICH backers rally in snow, but shutdown is averted:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/11th-hour-lich-backers-rally-snow-shutdown-averted

 

Unrequited love: As LICH nears death after SUNY betrayal, Brooklynites meet to ignite passions on Valentine’s Day:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/unrequited-love-lich-nears-death-after-suny-betrayal-brooklynites-meet-ignite-passions

 

Not so fast! As LICH files closure plan, judge issues restraining order (Feb. 20):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/not-so-fast-lich-files-closure-plan-judge-issues-restraining-order

 

3 cheers to the judge: Community applauds order temporarily stopping closure of LICH

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/3-cheers-judge-community-applauds-order-temporarily-stopping-closure-lich

 

Hospital giants Mt. Sinai, Continuum plan to merge:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/hospital-giants-mt-sinai-continuum-plan-merge-2013-03-01-215700

 

Another stay of execution: Judge delays decision on quick kill for LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2013/3/8/another-stay-execution-judge-delays-decision-quick-kill-lich

 

Breaking: SUNY will quickly vote again to kill LICH, after judge rules trustees violated state’s open meetings law. (March 14):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-suny-will-quickly-vote-again-kill-lich-after-judge-rules-trustees-violated-states

 

Judge puts SUNY Downstate on hold: An analysis of Judge Baynes’ LICH decision:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/judge-puts-suny-downstate-hold-analysis-judge-baynes-lich-decision-2013-03-14-214400

 

SUNY to Brooklyn: Shut Up! State Senator Squadron: ‘A slap in the face’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2013/3/15/suny-brooklyn-shut

 

Buses to roll in Brooklyn for Tuesday’s LICH hearing in Purchase:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/buses-roll-brooklyn-tuesday%E2%80%99s-lich-hearing-purchase-2013-03-18-180900

 

SUNY votes — again — to kill Brooklyn’s LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-votes-%E2%80%94-again%C2%A0%E2%80%94-kill-brooklyn%E2%80%99s-lich-2013-03-19-204300

 

‘For-profit’ hospital in Brooklyn shot down in state budget:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/profit%E2%80%99-hospital-brooklyn-shot-down-state-budget-2013-03-26-205200

 

Breaking: Another reprieve for Brooklyn’s LICH; Judge issues temporary restraining order:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-another-reprieve-brooklyns-lich-judge-issues-temporary-restraining-order-2013-04

 

The LICH legal battle continues. Baynes issues TRO:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-legal-battle-continues-2013-04-03-152000

 

SAVE LICH video posted as Red Hook rallies to save hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/save-lich-video-posted-red-hook-rallies-save-hospital-2013-04-05-230700

 

Red Hook march to save LICH draws hundreds:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/red-hook-march-save-lich-draws-hundreds-2013-04-08-202200

 

Report: LICH doctors say SUNY ‘won’t open books’ to interested buyers:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/report-lich-doctors-say-suny-wont-open-books-interested-buyers-2013-04-11-043500

 

Q&A with Alexandra Bowie, new president of Brooklyn Heights Association:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/qa-alexandra-bowie-new-president-brooklyn-heights-association-2013-04-11-194900

 

‘Stroller march’ to support Brooklyn’s LICH on Saturday. Babies to rally for Long Island College Hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/stroller-march-support-brooklyns-lich-saturday-2013-04-12-052900

 

Babies converge in march to save Brooklyn’s LICH. ‘Stroller march’ in Cobble Hill:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/babies-converge-march-save-brooklyns-lich-2013-04-15-201000

 

Vote on Brooklyn’s LICH Wednesday at City Council. Resolution urges new operator for hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/vote-brooklyn%E2%80%99s-lich-wednesday-city-council-2013-04-24-002100

 

City Council bill urges survival for Brooklyn’s LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/city-council-bill-urges-survival-brooklyn%E2%80%99s-lich-2013-04-25-21440

 

LICH saved — for now at least — as SUNY withdraws closure plan. Downstate will hunt for a new operator:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-saved-%E2%80%94-now-least-%E2%80%94%C2%A0-suny-withdraws-closure-plan-2013-04-26-214000

 

SUNY blinks, cancels kill LICH order. Here’s the full text of statement by SUNY Downstate:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-blinks-cancels-kill-lich-order-heres-full-text-statement-suny-downstate-2013-04-26

 

What happens next at LICH? Community forum this Thursday in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/what-happens-next-lich-community-forum-thursday-brooklyn-2013-04-30-100000

 

Hunt begins for LICH savior: SUNY issues ‘Request for Information.’ Board met Wednesday to discuss future of facilities at Downstate and LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/hunt-begins-lich-savior-suny-issues-request-information-2013-05-01-183300

 

SUNY survival plan: Shrink Downstate, form Brooklyn hospital network, ditch LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-survival-plan-shrink-downstate-form-brooklyn-hospital-network-ditch-lich-2013-05-29

 

LICH supporters slam SUNY’s search for new hospital owner. Unusual RFI has ‘more holes than Swiss cheese’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-supporters-slam-suny%E2%80%99s-search-new-hospital-owner-2013-05-03-203600

 

Supporters demand LICH stay ‘full service hospital’. Rally on Monday to get ‘seat at the table’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/supporters-demand-lich-stay-%E2%80%98full-service-hospital%E2%80%99-2013-05-06-211100

 

Town Hall: Public cry for help from ‘mismanaged’ SUNY Downstate. LICH could play key saving role in ‘Sustainability Plan’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/town-hall-public-cry-help-%E2%80%98mismanaged%E2%80%99-suny-downstate-2013-05-15-221000

 

Ideas offered at meeting to save SUNY Downstate. But LICH supporters wonder if anyone was listening:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/ideas-offered-meeting-save-suny-downstate-2013-05-21-224900

 

LICH supporters demand action by Governor, plan Friday fundraiser. ‘Lean In’ says Heights Association:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-supporters-demand-action-governor-plan-friday-fundraiser-2013-06-13-204100

 

Rally at LICH against plan to bring for-profit hospitals to Brooklyn. Senate bill would allow five for-profits; SUNY plan ‘opens the door’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/rally-lich-against-plan-bring-profit-hospitals-brooklyn-2013-06-18-210300

 

Emergency room crisis hits Brooklyn as SUNY bans ambulances from LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/emergency-room-crisis-hits-brooklyn-suny-bans-ambulances-lich-2013-06-20-195700

 

Despite court order, SUNY Downstate to shut down LICH emergency room Thursday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2013/6/20/despite-court-order-suny-downstate-shut-down-lich-emergency-room-thursday

 

LICH patients diverted to other hospitals, protests grow. SUNY empties ER, critical care wards:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-patients-diverted-other-hospitals-protests-grow-2013-06-21-215600

 

Ambulance Service to ER At LICH Still ‘Up In the Air’:

https://www.brooklyneagle.com/sites/default/files/June%2026%202013%20Wed%20BDE.pdf

 

Judge warns SUNY: Special Administrator for LICH may be appointed. Judge Baynes: Closing ER at LICH violates court order:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/judge-warns-suny-special-administrator-lich-may-be-appointed-2013-06-24-212400

 

Supporters of Brooklyn’s Interfaith and LICH hospitals to rally in Bed-Stuy:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/supporters-brooklyn%E2%80%99s-interfaith-and-lich-hospitals-rally-bed-stuy-2013-06-25-200300

 

To get Gov. Cuomo’s attention, LICH supporters plan ‘Black Tie’ rally at the Plaza:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/get-gov-cuomo%E2%80%99s-attention-lich-supporters-plan-%E2%80%98black-tie%E2%80%99-rally-plaza-2013-06-25-100000

 

LICH’s Black Tie rally cancelled. Rumors about ER reopening fly:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich%E2%80%99s-black-tie-rally-cancelled-2013-06-25-205400

 

Justice Baynes holds conference in LICH case:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/justice-baynes-holds-conference-lich-case-2013-06-25-123000

 

Ambulance service to LICH ER still ‘up in the air’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/ambulance-service-lich-er-still-%E2%80%98-air%E2%80%99-2013-06-25-214800

 

Bombshell: Brooklyn judge orders SUNY Downstate to account for LICH’s money, property. Judge Demarest: Complete accounting by August 5:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/bombshell-brooklyn-judge-orders-suny-downstate-account-lich%E2%80%99s-money-property-2013-06-28

 

Brooklyn Supreme Court judge issues surprise ruling in LICH/SUNY-Downstate case:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-supreme-court-judge-issues-surprise-ruling-lichsuny-downstate-case-2013-06-28

 

Retired Brooklyn judge rumored to be tapped to help settle LICH case:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/retired-brooklyn-judge-rumored-be-tapped-help-settle-lich-case-2013-07-02-130000

 

Brooklyn State Representatives put ‘failsafe’ LICH bills in place. But will LICH assets be protected locally?

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-state-representatives-put-%E2%80%98failsafe%E2%80%99-lich-bills-place-2013-07-02-204100

 

Residents fear the worst as Brooklyn ER crisis drags on:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/residents-fear-worst-brooklyn-er-crisis-drags-2013-07-04-160300

 

15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/15-arrested-lich-protest-de-blasio-levin-nurses-put-cuffs-2013-07-10-181000

 

De Blasio calls his LICH critics ‘imbeciles.’ Arrest wasn’t publicity stunt, he says:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-calls-his-lich-critics-%E2%80%98imbeciles%E2%80%99-2013-07-15-140000

 

LICH hearing postponed; no movement in Appellate Division:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-hearing-postponed-no-movement-appellate-division-2013-07-15-173000

 

Justices Demarest, Baynes seek truth in LICH closing. Pro Bono Barrister:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/chuck-oteys-pro-bono-barrister-july-15-2013-07-15-133000

 

LICH supporters take hospital protests to SUNY:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-supporters-take-hospital-protests-suny-2013-07-15-204500

 

LICH: Court’s not the only battlefield, says Millman:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-court%E2%80%99s-not-only-battlefield-says-millman-2013-07-15-143000

 

Emergency room crisis spreads across Brooklyn with second hospital on ‘diversion’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/emergency-room-crisis-spreads-across-brooklyn-second-hospital-diversion-2013-07-16-213600

 

Downstate program on probation. Downstate’s president points to LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-downstate%E2%80%99s-residency-program-probation-2013-07-17-220600

 

Bulletin: SUNY tells docs LICH will close on Sunday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/bulletin-suny-tells-docs-lich-will-close-sunday-2013-07-18-194200

 

Brooklyn officials storm LICH, protest SUNY’s closure plan. SUNY says it’s a ‘rumor,’ refuses to meet with officials:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-officials-storm-lich-protest-suny%E2%80%99s-closure-plan-2013-07-18-221000

 

Breaking: State approves SUNY’s plan to close LICH as De Blasio files lawsuit:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-state-approves-sunys-plan-close-lich-de-blasio-files-lawsuit-2013-07-19-192700

 

Last-minute court order keeps LICH open – despite state approval of SUNY closure plan (July 19):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/last-minute-court-order-keeps-lich-open-%E2%80%93-despite-state-approval-suny-closure-plan-2013-07

 

LICH staff calls cops as SUNY Downstate attempts to remove patients. LICH patients caught in healthcare tug-of-war:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-staff-calls-cops-suny-downstate-attempts-remove-patients-2013-07-22-052800

 

Appellate Division rules SUNY must keep LICH open, but not entirely. SUNY must maintain Friday’s service level:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/appellate-division-rules-suny-must-keep-lich-open-not-entirely-2013-07-23-010100

 

De Blasio: SUNY contempt hearing set in LICH court order violation:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-suny-contempt-hearing-set-lich-court-order-violation-2013-07-23-191700

SUNY Downstate under investigation by Brooklyn DA:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-downstate-under-investigation-brooklyn-da-2013-07-24-085700

 

Dozen arrests as hospital protest jams Brooklyn Bridge. SUNY puts 650 LICH employees on ‘administrative leave’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/dozen-arrests-hospital-protest-jams-brooklyn-bridge-2013-07-25-112700

 

Amidst LICH chaos, 81-year-old patient falls through the cracks. Attorney General investigating case of Celso Heredia:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/amidst-lich-chaos-81-year-old-patient-falls-through-cracks-2013-07-25-205800

 

Missing 81-year-old LICH patient Celso Heredia discovered in Florida. Put on bus by persons unknown:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/missing-81-year-old-lich-patient-celso-heredia-discovered-florida-2013-07-29-223800

 

De Blasio calls for Brooklyn Hospital Authority with sweeping powers:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-calls-brooklyn-hospital-authority-sweeping-powers-2013-07-29-194100

 

More LICH arrests in Brooklyn: Congresswoman Velázquez, District Leader Simon and others put in cuffs. Form human chain across Atlantic Avenue (Aug. 5):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/more-lich-arrests-brooklyn-congresswoman-vel%C3%A1zquez-district-leader-simon-and-others-put

 

Closure of Brooklyn hospitals raises legal concerns for patients:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/closure-brooklyn-hospitals-raises-legal-concerns-patients-2013-08-01-200000

 

Brooklyn power players join LICH lawsuit. Six civic organizations join de Blasio against SUNY Downstate:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-power-players-join-lich-lawsuit-2013-08-02-193300

 

LICH bullies: SUNY cops turn hospital into an armed camp. Patients, staff: Guards there to intimidate them:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-bullies-suny-cops-turn-hospital-armed-camp-2013-08-06-193400

 

All-day LICH hearing packs Brooklyn courtroom. Justice Baynes promises ‘In for the long haul’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/all-day-lich-hearing-packs-brooklyn-courtroom-2013-08-07-222000

 

SUNY provides financial records, another hearing in Brooklyn Supreme Court (Justice Demarest) for LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-provides-financial-records-another-hearing-brooklyn-supreme-court-lich-2013-08-08

 

OPINION: Waiting for Cuomo on LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/opinion-waiting-cuomo-lich-2013-08-08-144500

 

Battle to save LICH plays out in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The full story of Wednesday’s proceedings before Justice Baynes:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/battle-save-lich-plays-out-brooklyn-supreme-court-2013-08-08-084500

 

Appeals rebuffed, court orders SUNY to keep LICH open. [Thursday’s proceedings] Full speed ahead at Brooklyn Supreme Court:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/appeals-rebuffed-court-orders-suny-keep-lich-open-2013-08-08-204500

 

LICH hearing continues [on Friday] with dueling witnesses, and a push for a ‘standstill.’ DOH witness sees, knows ‘nothing’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-hearing-continues-dueling-witnesses-and-push-%E2%80%98standstill%E2%80%99-2013-08-09-231800

 

LICH patients pay tribute as they await hospital decision. Justice Baynes could decide as soon as Friday.

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-patients-pay-tribute-they-await-hospital-decision-2013-08-15-195300

 

Brooklyn judge orders restoration of key services at LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-judge-orders-restoration-key-services-lich-2013-08-17-054700

 

Brooklyn judge [Demarist] orders SUNY to give Long Island College Hospital back to Continuum. Invites other potential operators to a conference:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-judge-orders-suny-give-long-island-college-hospital-back-continuum-2013-08-20

 

SUNY Downstate must return LICH assets, Brooklyn judge rules. Cites SUNY’s `sinister purpose’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-downstate-must-return-lich-assets-brooklyn-judge-rules-2013-08-20-200000

 

Judge orders ambulances back at LICH. SUNY must work with doctors group to reopen ICU, ER on Monday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/judge-orders-ambulances-back-lich-2013-08-23-193000

 

Brooklyn judge scales back an earlier order in LICH case:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-judge-scales-back-earlier-order-lich-case-2013-08-26-123000

 

Brooklyn judge places LICH property in ‘constructive trust,’ says Othmer Fund must be repaid (Aug. 28):

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-judge-places-lich-property-%E2%80%98constructive-trust%E2%80%99-says-othmer-fund-must-be-repaid

 

SUNY given more time to reopen LICH ER:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-given-more-time-reopen-lich-er-2013-08-28-200000

 

As fight for LICH goes on, nurses flex new political muscles in NYC. Endorse candidates including de Blasio, Levin and Lander:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/fight-lich-goes-nurses-flex-new-political-muscles-nyc-2013-08-29-191800

 

De Blasio, Brooklyn community groups back in court, seek to intervene at LICH. ‘A seat at the table’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-brooklyn-community-groups-back-court-seek-intervene-lich-2013-08-30-162000

 

Contracts for LICH doctors expiring, no renewals coming from SUNY. Patients: ‘Where are the ambulances?’

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/contracts-lich-doctors-expiring-no-renewals-coming-suny-2013-09-04-090800

 

Two ombudsmen appointed at LICH to make sure judge’s orders are followed. Ambulances may be rolling on Friday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/two-ombudsmen-appointed-lich-make-sure-judge%E2%80%99s-orders-are-followed-2013-09-05-205600

 

Ambulances return to LICH: A ‘game changer’ de Blasio says. SUNY: Don’t come to LICH if you had a heart attack:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/ambulances-return-lich-%E2%80%98game-changer%E2%80%99-de-blasio-says-2013-09-06-194800

 

De Blasio joins group of ‘intervenors’ in LICH decision-making process:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-joins-group-intervenors%E2%80%99-lich-decision-making-process-2013-10-09-193000

 

Breaking: Brooklyn judge nullifies LICH closure plan. Justice Baynes’ decision could affect Interfaith Medical Center, too:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-brooklyn-judge-nullifies-lich-closure-plan-2013-09-13-143700

 

Judge: Community groups get a seat at the table in LICH case. No decision yet about Public Advocate, nurses, healthcare workers:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/judge-community-groups-get-seat-table-lich-case-2013-09-27-215300

 

De Blasio granted permission to help find new operator of LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/de-blasio-granted-permission-help-find-new-operator-lich-2013-10-09-190000

 

SUNY fights back against recent LICH court orders:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-fights-back-against-recent-lich-court-orders-2013-10-15-180000

 

Appellate Division preserves prior order to keep LICH open:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/appellate-division-preserves-prior-order-keep-lich-open-2013-10-18-183000

 

SUNY presses to keep control of LICH, tells judge, ‘You can’t unscramble the omelet’. LICH supporters push for an evidentiary hearing:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-presses-keep-control-lich-tells-judge-%E2%80%98you-can%E2%80%99t-unscramble-omelet%E2%80%99-2013-10-24-115000

 

Crain’s Health Care Symposium asks: ‘Can Brooklyn be cured?’

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/crain%E2%80%99s-health-care-symposium-asks-can-brooklyn-be-cured-2013-10-25-010000

 

SUNY’s plans to lay off 500 LICH employees halted, for now:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny%E2%80%99s-plans-lay-500-lich-employees-halted-now-2013-10-28-215900

 

Cobble Hill Association seeks to answer: ‘What the heck is going on at LICH?’ Hands out awards to LICH supporters:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/cobble-hill-association-seeks-answer-%E2%80%98what-heck-going-lich%E2%80%99-2013-10-29-221800

 

Not again! SUNY ends admissions, bans ambulances at Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Nurses: Shut down ‘in the dead of night’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/not-again-suny-ends-admissions-bans-ambulances-long-island-college-hospital-lich-2013-11-07

 

SUNY agrees to restore ambulances, ‘limited admissions,’ at LICH on Friday. LICH supporters had threatened court action:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-agrees-restore-ambulances-%E2%80%98limited-admissions%E2%80%99-lich-friday-2013-11-07-225200

 

Ambulance service resumes at LICH, as supporters push SUNY contempt proceedings. Chancellor directs ‘entire SUNY system’ to help:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/ambulance-service-resumes-lich-supporters-push-suny-contempt-proceedings-2013-11-08-225500

 

SUNY, DOH honchos face contempt hearing for alleged LICH malfeasance:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-doh-honchos-face-contempt-hearing-alleged-lich-malfeasance-2013-11-13-072500

 

SUNY contempt proceedings on hold; Governor Cuomo gets involved in LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-contempt-proceedings-hold-governor-cuomo-gets-involved-lich-2013-11-16-031000

 

SUNY Downstate contempt hearing on hold; potential LICH operator rumored. Santa and elves draw up list of LICH ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-downstate-contempt-hearing-hold-potential-lich-operator-rumored-2013-12-13-224800

 

Nurses at New York Methodist Hospital rally for ‘safe staffing’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/12/15/nurses-new-york-methodist-hospital-rally-%E2%80%98safe-staffing%E2%80%99

 

Elected officials ask Cuomo to lift the curtain on LICH takeover process. Want public release of RFP respondents, proposals to SUNY:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/elected-officials-ask-cuomo-lift-curtain-lich-takeover-process-2013-12-16-234800

 

SUNY to vote today on sale of LICH to condo developer — but fight to save hospital goes on. LICH advocates vow to fight closed door deal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-vote-today-sale-lich-condo-developer-%E2%80%94%C2%A0-fight-save-hospital-goes-2013-12-17-103000

 

In surprise vote, SUNY board puts off plan to turn LICH into condos and urgent care center. LICH supporters jubilant, vow to push for full service hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/surprise-vote-suny-board-puts-plan-turn-lich-condos-and-urgent-care-center-2013-12-17

 

LICH and Interfaith supporters bring hospital fight to Cuomo’s NYC offices. Interfaith could close December 26:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-and-interfaith-supporters-bring-hospital-fight-cuomo%E2%80%99s-nyc-offices-2013-12-19-223000

 

2014: A troubled RFP for LICH, ‘smoke and mirrors’

 

Confirmed: Brooklyn Hospital in bid to buy LICH, close hospital, build rentals:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/confirmed-brooklyn-hospital-bid-buy-lich-close-hospital-build-rentals-2014-01-09-003400

 

Fallout from Brooklyn Hospital’s LICH bid continues. Need time to vet alternatives, LICH supporters say:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/fallout-brooklyn-hospital%E2%80%99s-lich-bid-continues-2014-01-09-224000

 

Breaking: SUNY vote on LICH expected by Tuesday. Community’s lawyer to SUNY: ‘We will not accept a cram down’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/breaking-suny-vote-lich-expected-tuesday-2014-01-12-190000

 

Update: SUNY denies LICH action is imminent:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/update-suny-denies-lich-action-imminent-2014-01-12-224000

 

Revised Proposal for LICH unveiled amid dire warnings:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/revised-proposal-lich-unveiled-amid-dire-warnings-2014-01-13-221500

 

LICH supporters slam SUNY’s Fortis-NYU plan as ‘smoke and mirrors’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/lich-supporters-slam-sunys-fortis-nyu-plan-smoke-and-mirrors-2014-01-14-065800

 

Brooklyn Hospital Center’s still in the ring with updated LICH bid:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-hospital-center%E2%80%99s-still-ring-updated-lich-bid-2014-01-16-130000

 

Long-awaited LICH – SUNY contempt hearing delayed a day or two:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/long-awaited-lich-suny-contempt-hearing-delayed-day-or-two-2014-01-19-085600

 

OPINION: Freestanding emergency rooms: advice from a former asthma patient:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/opinion-freestanding-emergency-rooms-advice-former-asthma-patient-2014-01-21-133000

 

Brooklyn hospital crisis – LICH, Interfaith: Cuomo blames feds, de Blasio weighs in. Hospitals dominate state, city and Brooklyn agenda on Tuesday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn%25E2%2580%2599s-hospital-crisis-lich-interfaith-cuomo-blames-feds-de-blasio-weighs-2014-01-22

 

Gov. Cuomo’s mixed LICH message falls flat in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/gov-cuomo%E2%80%99s-mixed-lich-message-falls-flat-brooklyn-2014-01-24-001900

 

Brooklyn community groups refute SUNY figures, call for new LICH operator search. Send open letter to SUNY, Mayor and other officials:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-community-groups-refute-suny-figures-call-new-lich-operator-search-2014-01-24

 

Cuomo and de Blasio unite in push for $1 billion waiver for Brooklyn hospitals. Cuomo: February is the last chance:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/cuomo-and-de-blasio-unite-push-1-billion-waiver-brooklyn-hospitals-2014-01-27-203600

 

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

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/suny-%E2%80%98reopens%E2%80%99-lich-bidding-%E2%80%93-just-those-who-already-bid-2014-01-29-015800

 

Brooklyn officials denounce SUNY’s revamp of LICH RFP. Levin: ‘SUNY decided to go rogue’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-officials-denounce-suny%E2%80%99s-revamp-lich-rfp-2014-01-30-001700

 

Brooklyn pols refuse to participate in new SUNY bidding process for LICH — Question legality:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-pols-refuse-participate-new-suny-bidding-process-lich-2014-01-31-235600

 

Sen. Montgomery breaks with other Brooklyn pols, drops support for LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/sen-montgomery-breaks-other-brooklyn-pols-drops-support-lich-2014-02-01-233200

 

Developers submit second round of LICH bids to SUNY. One proposal includes full-service hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/developers-submit-second-round-lich-bids-suny-2014-02-04-175400

 

Supermarket mogul Catsimatidis backs a proposal developing LICH as smaller hospital in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/supermarket-mogul-catsimatidis-backs-proposal-developing-lich-smaller-hospital-brooklyn

 

Brooklyn BP Adams to broadcast LICH Q & A on Wednesday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/brooklyn-bp-adams-broadcast-lich-q-wednesday-2014-02-05-005500

 

Prayer breakfast and forum for struggling SUNY Downstate:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/prayer-breakfast-and-forum-struggling-suny-downstate-2014-02-05-015200

 

Technical glitch torpedoes LICH Q & A; Brooklyn BP Adams promises show to air:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/6/technical-glitch-torpedos-lich-q-brooklyn-bp-adams-promises-show-air

 

Developers hype their LICH bids on cable TV:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/6/developers-hype-their-lich-bids-cable-tv

 

LICH bidder Brisa disqualified as SUNY board puts off vote. Trustees hear plans, prepare to face Brooklyn judge:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/7/lich-bidder-brisa-disqualified-suny-board-puts-vote

 

LICH contempt hearing postponed again as SUNY talks in progress. Reset for Thursday; signs of hope for LICH?

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/10/lich-contempt-hearing-postponed-again-suny-talks-progress

 

OPINION: BHA says LICH proposals small on square footage, big on unsubstantiated claims:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/11/opinion-bha-says-lich-proposals-small-square-footage-big-unsubstantiated-claims

 

LICH contempt hearing postponed as major snowstorm moves towards Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/12/lich-contempt-hearing-postponed-major-snowstorm-moves-towards-brooklyn

 

Feds approve $8 billion Medicaid waiver, substantial funds headed to Brooklyn hospitals:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/13/feds-approve-8-billion-medicaid-waiver-substantial-funds-headed-brooklyn

 

It’s on: SUNY officials to face Brooklyn judge on LICH contempt charges Tuesday morning:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/17/it%E2%80%99s-suny-officials-face-brooklyn-judge-lich-contempt-charges-tuesday-morning

 

Mosley throws support behind Fortis development plan in LICH dispute:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/17/mosley-throws-support-behind-fortis-development-plan-lich-dispute

 

De Blasio reportedly getting involved in LICH case; SUNY contempt hearing on hold:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/18/de-blasio-reportedly-getting-involved-lich-case-suny-contempt-hearing-hold

 

Update 2: SUNY – LICH talks continue, hearing delayed Thursday morning in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/20/update-2-suny-lich-talks-continue-hearing-delayed-thursday-morning-brooklyn

 

SUNY, LICH advocates reach historic hospital deal in Brooklyn – ‘Sweeping agreement’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/20/suny-lich-advocates-reach-historic-hospital-deal-brooklyn

 

Details of the SUNY – LICH hospital deal, unveiled in Brooklyn on Friday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/22/details-suny-lich-hospital-deal-unveiled-brooklyn-friday

 

LICH – SUNY deal OK’d with addition: Brooklyn judge retains jurisdiction over Othmer Endowment:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/25/lich-%E2%80%93-suny-deal-okd-addition-brooklyn-judge-retains-jurisdiction-over-othmer

 

Let the bidding begin: New Long Island College Hospital RFP launches on Wednesday. Wanted: Full-service hospital at LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/2/26/let-bidding-begin-new-long-island-college-hospital-rfp-launches-wednesday

 

Hospital for sale: Panel members chosen to consider LICH bids:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/3/hospital-sale-panel-members-chosen-consider-lich-bids

 

Potential LICH bidders hear from community:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/4/potential-lich-bidders-hear-community

 

At town hall, concern with Brooklyn’s health care inequities and Medicaid waiver dollars:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/7/town-hall-concern-brooklyns-health-care-inequities-and-medicaid-waiver-dollars

 

Meeting: Red Hook residents reject Brooklyn Hospital proposal for LICH, demand full service hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/12/meeting-red-hook-residents-reject-brooklyn-hospital-proposal-lich-demand-full

 

Hundreds to be laid off at LICH, as final bidding round approaches deadline. Stuck it out through turbulent year:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/13/hundreds-be-laid-lich-final-bidding-round-approaches-deadline

 

Confirmed: LICH bidding attracts strong interest from full service hospital teams. New RFP has changed the game:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/14/confirmed-lich-bidding-attracts-strong-interest-full-service-hospital-teams

 

Brooklyn Hospital’s plan for LICH causes some consternation at Carroll Gardens Q and A:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/16/brooklyn-hospital%E2%80%99s-plan-lich-causes-some-consternation-carroll-gardens-q-and

 

LICH and SUNY Downstate to be discussed at SUNY board meetings Tuesday and Wednesday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/17/lich-and-suny-downstate-be-discussed-suny-board-meetings-tuesday-and-wednesday

 

Long Island College Hospital bids submitted Wednesday; three hospital proposals in the mix. Public forum on Tuesday, March 25:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/19/long-island-college-hospital-bids-submitted-wednesday-three-hospital-proposals

 

LICH RFP proposals are in! Nine teams submit bids to buy Long Island College Hospital. Four propose full-service hospitals, one would build small hospital space:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/21/lich-rfp-proposals-are-nine-teams-submit-bids-buy-long-island-college-hospital

 

LICH bidder Peebles adds Maimonides, North Shore-LIJ to proposal. More surprises in store?

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/21/lich-bidder-peebles-adds-maimonides-north-shore-lij-proposal

 

Opinion: An open letter to the staff of Long Island College Hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/21/opinion-open-letter-staff-long-island-college-hospital

 

Overview of the nine Long Island College Hospital (LICH) proposals. Public forum on Tuesday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/24/overview-nine-long-island-college-hospital-lich-proposals

 

LICH full-service hospital bids get positive reaction at Brooklyn forum:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/26/lich-full-service-hospital-bids-get-positive-reaction-brooklyn-forum

 

Back to court? SUNY denies claim of last-minute LICH voting interference:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/26/back-court-suny-denies-claim-last-minute-lich-voting-interference

 

VIDEO: A review of all nine LICH proposals:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/27/video-review-all-nine-lich-proposals

 

After allegations of state interference, LICH panelists get extra time to reconsider hospital bids:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/3/27/after-allegations-state-interference-lich-panelists-get-extra-time-reconsider

 

New hospital at LICH: SUNY announces Brooklyn Health Partners’ bid for Long Island College Hospital scores highest:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/3/new-hospital-lich-suny-announces-brooklyn-health-partners-bid-long-island-college

 

Tearful goodbyes and a tribute to Long Island College Hospital staff. A ‘rough week’ for laid off workers at LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/10/tearful-goodbyes-and-tribute-long-island-college-hospital-staff

 

LICH development group: Reports of Cobble Hill land use deal ‘absolutely false’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/25/lich-development-group-reports-cobble-hill-land-use-deal-%E2%80%98absolutely-false%E2%80%99

 

LICH supporters ‘astonished’ by SUNY’s plan to end ambulance service May 12. Court order calls for full service until May 22:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/25/lich-supporters-%E2%80%98astonished%E2%80%99-suny%E2%80%99s-plan-end-ambulance-service-may-12

 

Brooklyn residents voice concerns on LICH and more at Sen. Squadron’s annual convention:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/29/brooklyn-residents-voice-concerns-lich-and-more-sen-squadron%E2%80%99s-annual-convention

 

Storm swirls around LICH bidder in Brooklyn, days before May 5 deadline:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/30/storm-swirls-around-lich-bidder-brooklyn-days-may-5-deadline

 

Mayor de Blasio calls on SUNY to ditch BHP, open negotiations with additional bidders for LICH in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/4/30/mayor-de-blasio-calls-suny-ditch-bhp-open-negotiations-additional-bidders-lich

 

LICH case back to court in Brooklyn Friday: Bidder seeks injunction against SUNY:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/1/lich-case-back-court-brooklyn-friday-bidder-seeks-injunction-against-suny

 

LICH bidder drops lawsuit against SUNY, says ‘prepared to close’ on Brooklyn hospital deal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/3/lich-bidder-drops-lawsuit-against-suny-says-%E2%80%98prepared-close%E2%80%99-brooklyn-hospital

 

Merrell Schexnydre, President and CEO of BHP, second from left, outside State Supreme Court in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo by Mary Frost

Team bidding for LICH [BHP] delivers $25 million, but contract not in the bag. Deadline is midnight Monday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/5/team-bidding-lich-delivers-25-million-contract-not-bag

 

SUNY ends negotiations with LICH hospital bidder BHP:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/5/suny-ends-negotiations-lich-hospital-bidder-bhp

 

LICH tumult deepens as SUNY moves on to second bidder:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/6/lich-tumult-deepens-suny-moves-second-bidder

 

Rejected LICH bidder to sue SUNY on Tuesday in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/6/rejected-lich-bidder-sue-suny-tuesday-brooklyn

 

LICH bidder BHP back in court vs. SUNY on Thursday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/7/lich-bidder-bhp-back-court-vs-suny-thursday

 

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

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/8/legal-action-over-suny-scoring-could-shake-lich-bids-brooklyn

 

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

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/9/brooklyn-health-partners-still-lich-game-25-million-check-returned-late-friday

 

BHP's Schexnydre, holding an official receipt for $25 million at Brooklyn Supreme Court on May 9, 2014. Late in the day, the group was told to come back to court and take back their check. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn judge rules against first-place bidder for Long Island College Hospital. ‘Too many uncertainties’ with Brooklyn Health Partners’ bid for LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/13/brooklyn-judge-rules-against-first-place-bidder-long-island-college-hospital

 

Brooklyn officials push SUNY to keep LICH open until new owner takes over. Ambulance diversion starts Thursday, doors close May 22:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/14/brooklyn-officials-push-suny-keep-lich-open-until-new-owner-takes-over

 

SUNY releases closure details for LICH in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/18/suny-releases-closure-details-lich-brooklyn

 

With LICH deal ‘close,’ Brooklyn judge gives bidders one more day:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/20/lich-deal-%E2%80%98close%E2%80%99-brooklyn-judge-gives-bidders-one-more-day

 

LICH ER stays open as deal with Peebles a ‘whisper away’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/21/lich-er-stays-open-deal-peebles-%E2%80%98whisper-away%E2%80%99

 

Brooklyn judge approves plan to sell LICH to developer Peebles:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/22/brooklyn-judge-approves-plan-sell-lich-developer-peebles-0

 

Brooklyn Hospital Center to double size of Emergency Department:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/27/brooklyn-hospital-center-double-size-emergency-department

 

SUNY ends talks with Peebles to buy LICH; Fortis next up:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/28/suny-ends-talks-peebles-buy-lich-fortis-next

 

LICH case back to Brooklyn court for hospital ranking showdown vs. SUNY:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/2/lich-case-back-brooklyn-court-hospital-ranking-showdown-vs-suny

 

SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/3/suny-fast-tracks-fortis-nyu-bid-long-island-college-hospital

 

Brooklyn judge hears LICH supporters’ motion to throw out RFP scores:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/4/brooklyn-judge-hears-lich-supporters-motion-throw-out-rfp-scores

 

As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/9/lich-lawsuits-fly-brooklyn-patients-must-travel-farther

 

Brooklyn judge puts off LICH decision; focus on community needs assessment:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/10/brooklyn-judge-puts-lich-decision-focus-community-needs-assessment

 

Brooklyn judge rejects effort to toss out LICH scores:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/13/brooklyn-judge-rejects-effort-toss-out-lich-scores

 

SUNY announces agreement with developer Fortis to replace LICH with condos. Long Island College Hospital appears fated to disappear in real estate deal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/16/suny-announces-agreement-developer-fortis-replace-lich-condos

 

LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/17/lich-closure-causing-growing-political-backlash-brooklyn

 

OPINION: Patients for LICH call on de Blasio to support return of hospital to northwest Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/18/opinion-patients-lich-call-de-blasio-support-return-hospital-northwest-brooklyn

 

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

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/23/black-puerto-rican-caucus-protests-suny%E2%80%99s-treatment-lich-bidders

 

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

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/24/lich-update-suny-board-calls-special-meeting-re-fortis-sale-and-more

 

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis. The end of historic LICH in Brooklyn; Cobble Hill development to come:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/25/suny-board-officially-approves-sale-long-island-college-hospital-fortis

 

Minority officials and religious groups to call on state to halt LICH sale. SUNY’s RFP process bypassed top two minority bidders:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/26/minority-officials-and-religious-groups-call-state-halt-lich-sale

 

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/6/27/minority-leaders-cuomo-%E2%80%98do-right-thing%E2%80%99-lich

 

Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/1/fortis-signs-contract-suny-buy-lich-brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Hospital Center gala raises $1.7 million to expand ER. Real estate-themed event:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/8/brooklyn-hospital-center-gala-raises-17-million-expand-er

 

LICH bidder Trindade files a protest with state Comptroller:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/9/lich-bidder-trindade-files-protest-state-comptroller

 

Brooklyn officials, community want investigation into sale of LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/10/brooklyn-officials-community-want-investigation-sale-lich

 

Concern in Brooklyn as LICH ER shrinks:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/11/concern-brooklyn-lich-er-shrinks

 

Alarm raised about ‘dark money’ in de Blasio’s LICH – Fortis letter:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/7/15/alarm-raised-about-%E2%80%98dark-money%E2%80%99-de-blasio%E2%80%99s-lich-fortis-letter

 

NYC issues Stop Work Order at LICH site:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/1/nyc-issues-stop-work-order-lich-site

 

Shocker: How SUNY lost more than $100M mismanaging LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/5/shocker-how-suny-lost-more-100m-mismanaging-lich

 

Top comments from our exclusive LICH billing exposé:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/7/top-comments-our-exclusive-lich-billing-expos%C3%A9

 

Shocker - Public filings, testimony and documents obtained by the Brooklyn Eagle show that SUNY treated thousands of patients at LICH for free for almost two years, losing more than $100 million — at the very least — in revenue. Photo by Mary Frost

LICH nurses taking SUNY back to court in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/27/lich-nurses-taking-suny-back-court-brooklyn

 

Nurses’ court order throws wrench into NYU’s LICH plans in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/27/nurses%E2%80%99-court-order-throws-wrench-nyu%E2%80%99s-lich-plans-brooklyn

 

In Brooklyn, Teachout calls for investigation into LICH sale:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/8/31/brooklyn-teachout-calls-investigation-lich-sale

 

Brooklyn officials back LICH nurses ahead of Thursday’s NYU hearing:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/17/brooklyn-officials-back-lich-nurses-ahead-thursdays-nyu-hearing

 

NYU withdraws from LICH deal, throwing sale of hospital into disarray:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/19/nyu-withdraws-lich-deal-throwing-sale-hospital-disarray

 

Brooklyn judge mulls arguments made by LICH nurses vs. NYU. SUNY’s McCall frets NYU ‘might decide not to do this’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/18/brooklyn-judge-mulls-arguments-made-lich-nurses-vs-nyu

 

Mayor de Blasio weighs in on NYU’s exit from LICH deal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/19/mayor-de-blasio-weighs-nyu%E2%80%99s-exit-lich-deal

 

Brooklyn groups, officials slam NYU failure to keep LICH ER promise:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/24/brooklyn-groups-officials-slam-nyu-failure-keep-lich-er-promise

 

Brooklyn judge rules against nurses in NYU – LICH case:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/9/30/brooklyn-judge-rules-against-nurses-nyu-lich-case

 

SUNY board to meet in NYC Thursday:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/1/suny-board-meet-nyc-thursday

 

Handover of LICH ER to NYU on hold pending state approvals:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/3/handover-lich-er-nyu-hold-pending-state-approvals

 

SUNY approves sale of LICH to developer Fortis:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/9/suny-approves-sale-lich-developer-fortis

 

Brooklyn doc to appear before judge Tuesday in move to halt LICH sale:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/20/brooklyn-doc-appear-judge-tuesday-move-halt-lich-sale

 

Brooklyn judge rejects doctor’s attempt to put sale of LICH on hold:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/22/brooklyn-judge-rejects-doctors-attempt-put-sale-lich-hold

 

March to protest sale of LICH set for Sunday in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/24/march-protest-sale-lich-set-sunday-brooklyn

 

March for LICH draws chanting crowd to Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/27/march-lich-draws-chanting-crowd-atlantic-ave-brooklyn

 

NYU Langone to take over LICH emergency department in Brooklyn on Friday. Comptroller and AG approval opens door to SUNY handoff:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/29/nyu-langone-take-over-lich-emergency-department-brooklyn-friday

 

State AG and Comptroller sign off on LICH sale to Fortis:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/29/state-ag-and-comptroller-sign-lich-sale-fortis

 

Amidst protests, NYU Langone takes over health center at LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/10/31/amidst-protests-nyu-langone-takes-over-health-center-lich

 

Ambulances return to former LICH ER after 7-month diversion:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/12/5/ambulances-return-former-lich-er-after-7-month-diversion

 

Officials announce LICH bill to give community a voice in hospital closures:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/12/16/officials-announce-lich-bill-give-community-voice-hospital-closures

 

2015: Litigation continues, Fortis shocks Cobble Hill with skyscraper plan

 

Brooklyn Hospital Center’s CEO is stepping down:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/1/19/brooklyn-hospital-center%E2%80%99s-ceo-stepping-down

 

Cuomo budgets $700 million for health care in central Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/1/21/cuomo-budgets-700-million-health-care-central-brooklyn

 

Maimonides and North Shore-LIJ hospitals explore partnership:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/2/3/maimonides-and-north-shore-lij-hospitals-explore-partnership

 

Lawyer integral in LICH case opens new firm:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/2/24/lawyer-integral-lich-case-opens-new-firm

 

Squadron puts LICH bill on Senate front burner:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/3/23/squadron-puts-lich-bill-senate-front-burner

 

LICH litigation continues in Brooklyn courts:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/3/24/lich-litigation-continues-brooklyn-courts

 

‘LICH Act’ hospital bill up for vote Wednesday. Designed to prevent hospital closure debacles like Brooklyn’s LICH:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/4/21/lich-act-hospital-bill-vote-wednesday

 

LICH supporters rally in Brooklyn as Appellate Court mulls appeal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/4/24/lich-supporters-rally-brooklyn-appellate-court-mulls-appeal

 

LICH physicians lose appeal, vow to keep fighting for hospital in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/4/28/lich-physicians-lose-appeal-vow-keep-fighting-hospital-brooklyn

 

Cobble Hill Association meeting to focus on LICH development guidelines:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/5/12/cobble-hill-association-meeting-focus-lich-development-guidelines

 

Brooklyn’s ‘LICH Act’ inches through NYS legislature:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/5/13/brooklyns-lich-act-inches-through-nys-legislature

 

Top LICH bidders discuss joint purchase of hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2014/5/15/top-lich-bidders-discuss-joint-purchase-hospital

 

Fortis reveals first look at LICH development plans:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/5/19/fortis-reveals-first-look-lich-development-plans

 

Cobble Hill residents vow to fight Fortis plans for LICH site:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/6/10/cobble-hill-residents-vow-fight-fortis-plans-lich-site

 

NY Assembly passes ‘LICH Act’ hospital bill:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/6/24/ny-assembly-passes-lich-act-hospital-bill

 

Patients protest Brooklyn dialysis center closing. Plead for delay until new center opens in the fall:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/7/6/patients-protest-brooklyn-dialysis-center-closing

 

Brooklyn judge finalizes sale of Long Island College Hospital:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/7/24/brooklyn-judge-finalizes-sale-long-island-college-hospital

 

Statement from Elected Officials, CB 6 and the Cobble Hill Association regarding the future of the LICH site:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/7/24/statement-elected-officials-cb-6-and-cobble-hill-association-regarding-future

 

‘Hi-rise crusher?’ Will Cobble Hill Association’s new attorney help temper Fortis?

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/8/5/hi-rise-crusher-will-cobble-hill-associations-new-attorney-help-temper-fortis

 

VIDEO: Pros & cons for LICH site hi-rises aired in Cobble Hill:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/8/7/video-pros-cons-lich-site-hi-rises-aired-cobble-hill

 

Cobble Hill Association torn over leader as LICH development looms:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/8/26/cobble-hill-association-torn-over-leader-lich-development-looms

 

Long-time Cobble Hill Association head Roy Sloane resigns amid LICH controversy:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/9/2/long-time-cobble-hill-association-head-roy-sloane-resigns-amid-lich-controversy

 

After contentious battle, Fortis officially closes on LICH site in Brooklyn:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/9/4/after-contentious-battle-fortis-officially-closes-lich-site-brooklyn

 

Complex Fortis closing on LICH site in Brooklyn partially complete:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/9/8/complex-fortis-closing-lich-site-brooklyn-partially-complete

 

Landmarks Preservation Commission approves condo plan for LICH jewel Polhemus Memorial Clinic:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/9/8/landmarks-preservation-commission-approves-condo-plan-lich-jewel-polhemus-memorial

 

New board voted in at Cobble Hill Association after leadership brouhaha:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/9/14/new-board-voted-cobble-hill-association-after-leadership-brouhaha

 

Fortis Property Group files permits for row of townhouses at former LICH site:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/10/7/fortis-property-group-files-permits-row-townhouses-former-lich-site

 

Cobble Hill shocked at latest change in LICH development proposal:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/10/20/cobble-hill-shocked-latest-change-lich-development-proposal

 

Lander, officials reject LICH proposal backed by Fortis:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/11/19/lander-officials-reject-lich-proposal-backed-fortis

 

Dr. John Williams, controversial head of SUNY Downstate, to resign:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/12/9/dr-john-williams-controversial-head-suny-downstate-resign

 

Ho, ho, ho: Cobble Hill group delivers gift-wrapped LICH petitions to de Blasio:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/12/18/ho-ho-ho-cobble-hill-group-delivers-gift-wrapped-lich-petitions-de-blasio

 

Brooklyn Heights neighbors furious over unpermitted work at former LICH property:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/12/23/brooklyn-heights-neighbors-furious-over-unpermitted-work-former-lich-property

 

2016: De Blasio says city will cooperate in investigation

 

Fortis moving towards rezoning of massive LICH site, says Cobble Hill Association:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/2/25/fortis-moving-towards-rezoning-massive-lich-site-says-cobble-hill-association

 

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s LICH still stands, but not for long:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/3/9/photos-brooklyns-lich-still-stands-not-long

 

Cobble Hill still awaiting answers from Fortis, NYU about LICH plans:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/3/30/cobble-hill-still-awaiting-answers-fortis-nyu-about-lich-plans

 

SUNY starts search for new chancellor:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/7/13/suny-starts-search-new-chancellor

 

Brooklyn residents react to investigation into de Blasio’s role in LICH closure. ‘Mad as hell’:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/7/28/brooklyn-residents-react-investigation-de-blasios-role-lich-closure

 

De Blasio: City will cooperate in LICH probe. “Absolutely ready to cooperate in every way”:

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/8/2/de-blasio-city-will-cooperate-lich-probe

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SUNY Downstate wasted thousands on consulting company that oversaw LICH closure:

 http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/8/12/suny-downstate-wasted-thousands-consulting-company-oversaw-lich-closure 

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Falling bricks injure construction workers at former LICH site in Brooklyn

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/10/6/falling-bricks-injure-construction-workers-former-lich-site-brooklyn

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Fortis drops plan for affordable housing at Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/11/4/fortis-drops-plan-affordable-housing-long-island-college-hospital-lich-site

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Fortis files plans for another tower on the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) site

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/12/26/fortis-files-plans-another-tower-long-island-college-hospital-lich-site

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2017: New president for ‘challenged’ SUNY Downstate

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SUNY appoints new president for financially challenged Downstate Medical Center

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/1/25/suny-appoints-new-president-financially-challenged-downstate-medical-center

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