Scaffolding surrounds the former Long Island College Hospital's (LICH) Fuller Pavilion, at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street. Photos by Mary Frost

Boarded up windows, chains on a playground fence, netting and debris littering the ground behind construction fences are the signs of the demolition soon to come to the former Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) 12-story Fuller Pavilion and eight-story Othmer Pavilion. Fortis Property Group, which purchased the 20-building LICH campus in Cobble Hill for $240 Read More →

A large crowd gathered in Cobble Hill Thursday night to hear the latest about the development of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Photos by Mary Frost

“The community does not support this ULURP proposal— and neither do I,” said Councilmember Brad Lander at Thursday night’s fall meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA). The crowded auditorium at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill erupted in applause as Lander said he would work against developer Fortis’ higher-density ULURP (Unified Land Use Review Procedure) Read More →

Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon will be holding conversations with constituents on three different stoops across her district: in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill. Photo courtesy of Assemblymember Simon’s Office.

It’s a stoop-endous idea: Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Cobble Hill) is inviting her constituents to join her for conversations where Brooklynites traditionally hang out to chat and observe the hurly-burly of street life – on the stoop. “Let’s assemble on the stoop!” she says in her shout-out to her Brownstone neighbors. Read More →