Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

LICH birthed many Brooklyn firsts

Long Island College Hospital wasn’t always a hollow shell of a hospital at the center of a political showdown. Cue “The Times of Our Lives” and click here to learn about its storied history. Comments (5)
Changing Brooklyn: The classic Eagle Clothes sign that has loomed over the historically industrial landscape of Gowanus for more than 60 years is being torn down as you read this. Comments (9)

Cops: Woman dealing crack rips off customer

Crime: In this week’s crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment
Event: A fleet of remote-controlled, camera-equipped miniature boats got up close and personal with the toxic Gowanus Canal during the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day celebration on Saturday. No bodies were found. Comments (10)

Cops hunt man who stole cash and booze from former bosses at Columbia Street eatery

Cops are on the hunt for an ex-employee of a Columbia Street Italian restaurant who broke into the eatery and looted a sum of cash and a bottle of tequila earlier this month. Comment
Development: A beloved Cobble Hill grocery store being forced out its storefront to make way for global clothing retailer J. Crew won’t go down without a fight. Comments (31)

State approves LICH closure

The State Department of Health today approved key parts of the plan to close Long Island College Hospital, marking the beginning of the end of a long battle by the state to shutter the institution for good. Comments (16)

Nurses: LICH will be closed by Sunday

Long Island College Hospital will be closed and padlocked by Sunday on orders of state officials who care little for the health and well-being of Brooklynites in the midst of an excruciating heat wave, claim hospital workers. Comments (8)

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