Around Brooklyn: Lander, now candidate for NYC Comptroller, says crisis planning key part of job
Lander, now candidate for NYC Comptroller, says crisis planning key part of job
Councilmember Brad Lander (D-Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington) recently released a proposal to turn the office of the New York City comptroller into a hub for confronting the risks that climate change poses to NYC’s economy, health, and infrastructure. “The job of the comptroller is to take the long-term view on our city, evaluate the risks we face, and prepare us for future crises. In the devastation from Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen clearly how deadly it can be when we aren’t prepared for a crisis,” he said. Lander is running for comptroller.
Brooklyn Hospital Center: modernized new campus another step closer
The Brooklyn Hospital Center filed a preliminary application in late September to begin official public review of the plans to modernize its campus. Some of the hospital’s current buildings date back to the 1890s. Gary Terrinoni, the hospital’s CEO, said that the transformation of the hospital’s Fort Greene campus would be done over a period of eight to 10 years. The $1 billion plan, previously covered by the Eagle, proposes building two new towers, including a new cancer center, an ambulatory surgery center, an expanded emergency room, a maternity room and a cardiac center.