The impending closures of Interfaith Hospital and Long Island College Hospital have been met with much resistance by local residents, workers, community leaders and dignitaries.
There have been protests and rallies in support of the hospitals, and many have voiced their concerns over the dangerous effect this could have on the area.
In nearby Park Slope, readers have taken to Facebook speak out in support of the hospitals and against the decision.
Jackie Perez wrote, "I'm hearing the "fancy" hospitals in the surrounding areas aren't happy with the extra homeless and "crazy" people in their EDs after the closures."
Susan Waters asked, "And where are the people that fill up the high rise apartments supposed to go for treatment? Makes no sense...tear down 2 hospitals and increase the residence density...hello!"
In nearby Carroll Gardens
Beverly DiCovello said, "Very disappointed that our leaders,are now coming out?Elections. This is a disgrace, that LICH is going through these tragic actions to this detrimental hospital that is very much needed in this community."
Deborah Joyce McDougald added, "Governor Cuomo will not get my vote next time around. He turned his back on Brooklyn, so we should turn our backs on him!!"
Joseph Colombo wrote, "Our Governor Andrew Cuomo and the SUNY trustees are shamefully ignoring our Communities. The mismanagement of our hospitals hangs on them. Closing hospitals will only harm our Brooklyn neighbors."