Sunday, September 28, 2008

last week's LICH forum

In lieu of a CHA report on last week's public forum on Long Island College Hospital (LICH), here is a link to a very thorough report by Homer Fink at Brooklyn Heights Blog.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Twilight Becomes Night: neighborhood documentary

We are pleased to share the following announcement.

Kane Street Synagogue and 2 Spot Digital invite you to a screening of

Twilight Becomes Night

A 36-minute documentary by Virginie-Alvine Perrette, followed by a Q & A session with the filmmaker.

November 6, 2008 from 7.00 to 8.30 p.m.
At the Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street

From the press kit:
Each time a neighborhood shop closes its doors for good, something vital is lost forever. Twilight Becomes Night examines the pivotal role of neighborhood stores in our individual lives, our communities, and in our society as a whole. Using the streets and shops of New York City as a backdrop, the film moves beyond nostalgic regret to reveal a high-stakes transformation and its potential to affect us all.

Twilight Becomes Night is an intimate and emotional portrait of the struggle of small businesses today. It also explores the issues that are threatening neighborhood stores—the large chains, high rents, and public policy, among others. And yet, in the end, it reminds us of the power of individual commitment and community activism in preserving local business. You can save your neighborhood store. Twilight Becomes Night warns: Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

public LICH forum

Are you concerned about the news coming out of LICH? Now is your chance to be heard. Community Board 6 has organized a public forum with the CEO of LICH and the CEO of Continuum Health Partners, the company that owns LICH.

What: discussion with Stanley Brezenoff, President & CEO of Continuum Health Partners, and Dominick Stanzione, Interim CEO of Long Island College Hospital.
When: Monday, September 22 at 6.30 p.m. at LICH.
Where: LICH ground floor, conference rooms A & B, 339 Hicks Street.

Please come out and show the community's support.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

new street cleaning regulations

More traffic news: the New York Times reports that new parking rules will go into effect in Cobble Hill on September 15. Many three-hour, alternate-side prohibitions have been reduced to ninety minutes. Click here for the story.

Monday, September 8, 2008

new bicycle lanes

The Department of Transportation is planning to add new bicycle lanes in Cobble Hill. The purpose of the additional lanes is to enhance the existing grid and to improve connections for bicyclists to the waterfront. The plans were presented to the public last month at the CB6 Transportation Committee meeting by Christopher Hrones, Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Coordinator.