Long Island College Hospital is back doing what it does best: selling off its real estate holdings so they can be turned into eyesore condos.
The geniuses who can't make the only hospital that serves Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook work as a business proposition ("Gosh, we've got a monopoly on five Brooklyn neighborhoods! Now, how do we make money?") is going to sell 97 Amity Street and the Pholemus building across the street. (Above, courtesy of Brownstoner.)
LICH has already sold the Lamm Building at 110 Amity Street and Carroll Gardens' International Longshoremen’s building at 340 Court Street, which is becoming The Collection, a hideous-looking condo complex, plus a bunch of buildings on the west side of the BQE near Congress and Warren, of which all but one have already been demolished. Condos will follow there, as well.
Doctors at LICH continue to cry out against Continuum Health Partners, LICH's parent company, saying this is all part of their plan to dismantle and close LICH. The corporation, of course, keeps saying "No, no, no, no, no. That's not our intention at all!"
The transaction will involve not only the selling off of property, but of LICH history. 97 Amity Street was the original core hospital, and the Polhemus building was once a medical school.