Yetta Kurland compares two recent articles with differing perspectives on the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital, and the future prospects for a downtown hospital. "Two interesting stories appeared in the press this past weekend concerning health care for the people of the Lower West Side of Manhattan. One was a fantasy. The other dealt with reality."
Today, Council member Margaret Chin (District-1, Manhattan), Council member Elizabeth Crowley Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, joined special guest and former FDNY fire fighter Steve Buscemi, as hundreds of Tribeca residents rallied to keep Ladder 8 – the famed Ghostbuster firehouse – open.
Council member Margaret Chin joined Council member Elizabeth Crowley, City Council Fire and Criminal Justice Chair, along with Steve Cassidy, Uniformed Firefighters Association President, All Hagen, Uniformed Fire Officers Association President, civic leaders and residents in opposition to the Mayor’s proposal to close 20 fire companies.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of HA VASKO, 67, for pickpocketing several individuals in the Chinatown area. The two indictments unsealed today in Manhattan Supreme Court charge VASKO with one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and multiple counts of Jostling. In addition, two pending indictments previously filed with the court charge her with other offenses related to pickpocketing.
It’s the Chinese New Year and 2011 is the year of the Rabbit and we’ll be sure to celebrate. This year the 12th annual Chinatown parade kicks off at 11:30 on Saturday, February 6th. Elaborate floats, bands, and dancing dragons wind the streets of Chinatown From Mott to Worth. After the spectacle winds down the festivities will continue on Bayard St. with food, music, dancers and martial arts.