Thursday, February 28, 2013

Brooklyn's LICH: 'Upscale Assisted Living Facility?'

A new idea is being floated: to use part of threatened Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn as "an upscale assisted living facility."

In a letter to the Brooklyn Eagle, Peter Flemming, a Brooklyn Heights historic preservationist (who was instrumental in getting the area designated as a landmark district in the mid-1960s) said such a facility, "housed on the upper floors of LICH, would work perfectly to take advantage of the hospital downstairs, the network of practitioners in our neighborhoods, the Cobble Hill Health Center down the street, and the increasingly affluent residents all across the waterfront and Downtown Brooklyn."

Selling the facility to a real estate developer "would be a ludicrous waste of millions and millions of dollars spent building and rebuilding, and equipping and re-equipping this facility to be the state-of-the-art hospital it is," Flemming writes.

More here.

Previous Posts:
- Brooklyn Applauds LICH Temporary Restraining Order, While SUNY Downstate Hides Its Closure Plan
- LICH Forum at Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn, Draws Hundreds
- Community Forum About LICH on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
- Broken Hearts: Brooklyn's LICH Closing
- SUNY's Hearing on Killing Off LICH: Real Estate, Fraud, and Politics
- What's Happening with the LICH Closing Thursday and Friday
- Brooklyn's LICH Is Closing -- UPDATED
- Will LICH Be Taken Private? Cuomo's Budget Calls for Brooklyn's First 'For-Profit' Hospital 
- Brooklyn's LICH On the Verge of Closing - Endowment Drained?
- Unexpected: Head of Brooklyn's LICH Stepping Down
- Donald and Mildred: We're Sorry About Losing All Your Money, and the Hospital, Too
Gov. Paterson Announced LICH /SUNY Deal in Brooklyn Today 
- Insurance Trouble at Brooklyn's LICH 
- Petition to Save LICH
- Sucking Long Island Collage Hospital Dry?
- Long Island College Hospital In Big Trouble

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