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Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, NYS Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, Brooklyn Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Association issued the following statement regarding the future of the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Site: “Local elected officials, Community Board 6, and the Cobble Hill Read More →

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Unhappiness with coming density in Cobble Hill Developer Fortis Property Group presented its first look at plans for the site of the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH) at a standing-room-only meeting of the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) on Monday. Dave ‘Paco’ Abraham, president of CHA, worked to keep things civil as many in attendance Read More →

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Designed to prevent hospital closure debacles like Brooklyn’s LICH A bill that would allow for a greater community voice when hospitals are threatened with closure is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday in the New York State Senate. Called the LICH Act, the measure is meant to ensure that what happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island Read More →

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Physicians seek to overturn hospital’s sale to Fortis The long legal battle surrounding the State University of New York’s (SUNY) sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill to a developer is not over. The Supreme Court Appellate Division in Brooklyn has set a Friday, March 27 deadline for the next step in Read More →

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Lessons learned from closure of historic Brooklyn hospital A bill meant to ensure that what happened to Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) never happens again to another hospital in New York is poised for consideration in the NYS Senate. State Sen. Daniel Squadron (Greenpoint, Cobble Hill, Lower Manhattan) has filed a procedural motion that Read More →