Friday, July 17, 2009

LICH Merger with SUNY Downstate, and Other Brooklyn Briefs

- The plan to merge Long Island College Hospital with SUNY Downstate has some supporters, but also a large group of doctors who are vehemently opposed. Brooklyn Eagle

- The Division of Housing and Community Renewal has denied the Riverside Apartments building owner’s plans to construct an underground garage/garden. Brooklyn Paper

- For shame: The treasurer of the Gristedes supermarket chain -- Michael Seltzer --was charged with trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl he met online (who turned out to be a cop). NY Post

- Brooklyn home prices fell 16 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier and sales of new condominiums slid by almost half. Bloomberg

- David Letterman posted his largest weekly victory over The Tonight Show since 2000. Is Conan losing his grip? Gawker

- When Housing Works on Montague St. was "Mammy's Pantry." Pardon Me For Asking

- O.M.G. The Republicans are promoting their new web site -- only problem is, it's filled with obscenity, degrading images and stereotypes. Seriously. AMERICAblog via Huff Post

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