Category: Politics

A message from the Public Advocate

I see the inhumanity of slaughter, and can be guided only by the humanity of grief. Borders and backgrounds do not determine or define humanity, and grief looks the same across them all. I have been to vigils, memorials, synagogues and mosques across our city in the last several weeks, and pain looks the same. Death looks the same.

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Mount Sinai Sets Beth Israel Closure Date

According to a leaked memo the behemoth Mount Sinai Hospital, plans to close Beth Israel Hospital, which runs from 16th to 17th Street on First Avenue on July 12, 2024. This, as we reported last month, is a total turn-around from Mt. Sinai’s promise two years ago to never close Beth Israel, after it learned of its importance to the whole of Lower Manhattan during the Pandemic.

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The Writers and Streamers Strike is Over

The writers and streamers reached a tentative deal on September 24th. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) members have been advised to not picket. They can, however, join the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) picket lines. This is not thrilling to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) who want the writers back on the big shows. Some are estimating ratification and a return to work will not take until Thanksgiving. 

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Beth Israel Hospital Cannot Be Closed!

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is lying to and betraying our community once again. Beth Israel is the nearest hospital we have in Greenwich Village. This is a community fight and a personal one. Not too many years ago Beth Israel saved my life…

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