In another amazing twist in the case of Long Island College Hospital, the three top bidders are trying to work out a joint plan to buy the hospital. Photo by Mary Frost

Justice Baynes moves to cut through the clutter of litigation State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes astounded a courtroom filled with lawyers, litigants and residents on Thursday when he asked attorneys for three competing bidders for Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to gather behind closed doors to try to work out a joint Read More →

The proposed streetcar line would run along the Valentino Pier in Red Hook, pictured here.  AP Photo/Kathy Willens

A proposal for a streetcar line linking waterfront areas in Brooklyn and Queens from Sunset Park to Astoria resembles, in part, a familiar plan by an outspoken Brooklyn rail advocate known for his tenacity. New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, in his column on April 21, praised city planner Alexander Garvin’s proposal for a “desire line.” Read More →