Category: Politics

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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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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The Death of Jordan Neely

My fellow New Yorkers, this has been a week of strong emotions in our city. One of our own is dead, a Black man, Black like me. A man named Jordan, the name I gave my son. A New Yorker who struggled with tragedy, trauma, and mental illness. A man whose last words were a cry for help. A man named Jordan Neely.

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Protecting Our Youth from Flavored Vapes

One of my most sacred obligations as Mayor is keeping our children safe from harm—and one of the leading risks to their health is nicotine-based products, including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, also known as vapes.

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Stopping “Woke”

There is a real contest going on about who is the scariest politician in this country. For a long time it looked like Donald Trump and his call to arms of racists, bigots and “white nationalists” couldn’t be beaten for that title

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