Friday, May 31, 2013

Cobble Hill History Walking Tour Announced

Cobble Hill History Walking Tour Announced
Sunday June 9th

Join Francis Morrone, director of the CHA Cobble Hill History Project, on a walking tour of Cobble Hill history and architecture. This year’s tour will focus on the landmarks and history of the southern Cobble Hill. So, even if you have been on other Cobble Hill History Tours, you won’t want to miss this one! Travel + Leisure magazine named Francis as one of the 13 best tour guides in the world.The roughly two-hour walk begins at Clinton and Kane Streets in front of Christ Church.

$10 for CHA members and $20 for non-members
Tour Limited to 30 Participants
Please RSVP:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Save the Dates - Cobble Hill Concert Series

Though we have yet to lock in each musician, we have narrowed down the dates for this summer's 2013 Cobble Hill Park Concert series. Please mark July 18, July 25, August 1st and August 8th in your calendars and come on out to enjoy some live music.

Monday, May 20, 2013

LICH Patients' Committee to Save Our Hospital

This message came in from the New York State Nurses Association, a continuing source of support in our community's efforts to keep our local hospital open and strong.

Dear Neighbors,

That Long Island College Hospital remains open for care is the product of a strong coalition of community groups, unions, physicians and elected officials. This coalition continues to be active and is working hard to assure that LICH serves our communities as a full service hospital for years to come.

Individual hospital patients and former patients have been a key component of our coalition. Some patients have shared their stories with the media and at rallies, some have distributed posters and literature, and others have involved their families and neighbors to support the Save LICH campaign.

Susan Raboy, a Brooklyn Heights neighbor and former LICH patient who has been a constant presence at our community events would like to invite other LICH patients and their family and friends to join the newly formed the LICH Patients' Committee to Save Our Hospital.

In the weeks ahead we will be working to keep the LICH story alive, and LICH patients and their family and friends will be to be major part of that effort.

If you or someone you know would like to join this committee, please contact Susan Raboy at

Sunday, May 19, 2013

SUNY Downstate Town Hall Meeting

We got word of a town hall meeting tomorrow morning to discuss a sustainability plan for SUNY Downstate, the hospital that controls the fate of our local Long Island College Hospital. This is another important opportunity for the community to offer public comment and force those in charge to properly prioritize our health care needs.

Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 20, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York

Persons who wish to make brief comments (no more than three minutes) are requested to file their names with the Registration Officer in advance of the beginning of the Town Hall Meeting. This can be done in person at the Town Hall Meeting prior to the starting time, or by e-mailing with the speaker’s name, e-mail address, and phone number.

The Town Hall Meeting will begin with a brief presentation from SUNY and Downstate officials, followed by comments from interested elected officials. All registered speakers will then be called upon in the order in which they have registered. Extended, written testimony may also be submitted to

To learn more about the situation at Downstate and provide ideas directly to the process, visit For additional info contact David Doyle;; 518-320-1311

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Eyes on Hicks Street Re-Stripings

As we announced last week, the Department of Transportation has begun some long awaited safety enhancements to Hicks Street. Fresh stripes on the ground improve crosswalks, delineate a parking lane that will soon return alternate side of the street parking to Hicks Street in the Northbound direction, and at two notoriously dangerous corners - both Kane Street & Congress Street - fresh paint marks off neckdowns that give pedestrians a bit more space and better sightlines. Stay tuned for more updates as DOT's progress continues. (and please excuse these photos being night time shots).
Hicks Street at Congress Street

Hicks Street new parking lane striping

Hicks Street at Kane Street

Thursday, May 9, 2013

"The Vultures after LICH"

For some of the finest reporting we've seen to date, check out Kimberly Gail Price's piece on recent developments in our associations fight to save out local hospital for unnecessary demise.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Hicks Street Traffic Calming project to begin May 13th

The Department of Transportation reports that the Hicks Street Northbound Traffic Calming project presented to our Transportation Committee at their June 2012 meeting will be installed beginning the week of May 13th. Among other measures, this project will restore parking in the east lane along the length of northbound Hicks Street adjacent to the BQE Trench during the morning rush hour as a way of narrowing the street to calm speeding traffic making it safer, especially for crossing pedestrians.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

MUST READ: LICH Factbook 2.0

The Cobble Hill Association's LICH Factbook 2.0 is ready for your reading pleasure. It is up to date and includes SUNY's May 1, 2013 RFI, a very important document that all LICH-interested parties should read for themselves.

As with the first edition of our LICH Factbook, all information is quoted and sourced with links. Please feel free to use this information any way you see fit: quote it, send it to journalists, impress your friends with arcane LICH trivia.

We hope to see you all later tonight, May 2, at the CHA's General Meeting on LICH: 7:30 p.m. at LICH, Conference Room A.

Information is power.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rummage & Recycling Day May 4th 10a-4p @ PS 29

Once again, the Cobble Hill Association is partnering with PS 29 for another green event that will allow residents to recycles a wide array of items, and prevent it from unnecessarily ending up in the trash. 

Sunday May 5, 10:00AM - 4:00 PM 
Spring Rummage & Recycling Event: 
Electronics, Textiles, Document & Hard Drive Shredding
PS 29 Schoolyard - 425 Henry St. Sunday, May 5, Public School 29