Month: September 2023

Artists Protest in Washington Square Park Against NYPD Crackdown

Have you ever wandered through Washington Square Park and watched dancer Kanami Kusajima inspire park-goers, listened to musician Aaron Gammon cover Bob Dylan, or bought art from Eric Cook, S, or any of the park’s talented artists? As park-goers and tourists continue to enjoy Washington Square Park’s art and performance scene, the very people who make it the creative hub have been facing increasing harassment from law enforcement.

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Outdoor Dining is Here to Stay in New York City

This past week we made it official: outdoor dining is here to stay. New Yorkers were hungry for an outdoor dining program that was cleaner, safer, and healthier. And by signing a new bill to bring al fresco dining to all five boroughs, we’ve delivered for them.

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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Rally

A rally on July 31st was held at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI).  The purpose was to express the urgent need to keep this institution from being closed by Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Hospital.  NYEEI is a highly regarded institution which has not only helped New Yorkers but people from all over the country.

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Race Issues Continue to Haunt Us

In July, readers of Village View read about what were called the NYC Draft Riots of 1863, but they were actually a race riot in Lower Manhattan, which killed more than 100 Black New Yorkers, and drove the entire Black population, most of them freed slaves, from Lower Manhattan.

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And the Fight Goes On…and On…and On

We all know what Mount Sinai tried to do with Beth Israel. Rather than modernize and upgrade the hospital, as it had promised when the sale was approved, Mount Sinai was soon closing profitable units and then asserting that it had to close the entire hospital because it was draining money.

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Village Pet Pages

  • Holiday Health Tips
    As a medical team we want to share some ways to for people and pets to enjoy the holidays and prevent some hazards.

Joy in the Moment

  • Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.
    Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?

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