Friday, July 19, 2013

Dear Governor Cuomo, Please KEEP LICH Open. We NEED OUR HOSPITAL!

Hello from CORD!
Do you need a sample letter to use to send to Governor Cuomo to tell him to keep LICH open?
Please feel free to use and/or use and edit the one below!
Encourage Governor Cuomo to break his silence today!

To email the Governor:

To tweet him send your Twitter message to @NYGovCuomo

To phone him call (518) 474-8390.

Don't wait to write him a letter, it may not get to Albany in time.
July 19, 2013
"Governor Cuomo
This is a vibrant and ever growing community that absolutely needs the services of LICH to remain here and fully operational.
Please keep our hospital open, our Emergency Room available and our children and loved ones safe.
 Removing this vital health facility so it can be replaced with (however lovely/expensive/marketable/profitable they may be) residences --will add even more people.
They will of course need medical attention at some point as well, adding to the already  dangerous strain on the other hospitals in the area.
It is also only a matter of time before our community members will begin paying with their lives because of the difference in time it is already taking to bring emergency cases to hospitals further away from our community.
Please---we need you to intervene and work with us to find a way to keep our community hospital open.


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........