Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Significant Developments Re: LICH today!

Coalition for Respectful Development
Newsletter 8/20/2013

Hello from CG CORD

There are very significant developments regarding LICH today:

SUNY Downstate must return LICH assets, Brooklyn judge rules


Cites SUNY’s `sinister purpose'

By Charisma L. Miller, Esq.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest found that the State University of New York Downstate (SUNY Downstate) violated a contractual obligation in the asset transfer of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) property and has ordered that LICH assets be transferred back to the hospital.
As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, in May 2011, LICH requested and was granted the opportunity to transfer some of its assets to SUNY. The order was granted under the express declaration that “SUNY Downstate will continue [LICH’s] operation as a hospital.”
(More on this story here.)"

"SUNY has since then made clear its intent to close LICH and cease its existence as a functioning hospital, in direct contradiction to its 2011 declaration. In June 2013, Demarest ordered SUNY to provide an accounting of the property transfer and related monies in an attempt to ensure that the parameters of the 2011 order were being followed."

"SUNY submitted the court requested documents on Aug. 5, 2013."

"SUNY’s recent assertion that it must close LICH because of financial reasons — specifically that it is losing a significant amount of money by keeping LICH open as a functioning hospital and ER — did not persuade Demarest. In 2011, SUNY Downstate was “well aware of the deficit operating condition of LICH” at the time of the asset transfer, Demarest noted."......(edit).....

For more of this story please go the link at the top of the page



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........