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Man thanks Lenox Health paramedics who saved him

BY GABE HERMAN | Lenox Health Greenwich Village came in for some mixed reviews at a Community Board 2 public forum in May about the stand-alone emergency department. But one grateful patient recently thanked paramedics from the facility for saving his life. After Sam Swartz’s heart stopped on a scary day in 2018, two paramedics were […]

BY GABE HERMAN | Too many cyclists are being killed on the streets, and to drive home the point that something needs to done about it, hundreds of cyclists held a mass die-in in Washington Square Park on Tues., July 9. Despite the push for increased street safety under the Vision Zero plan, there have been […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As Downtown continues to deal with retail struggles, Chelsea is getting three new stores along 23rd St. The three shops, at 170 W. 23rd St., at Seventh Ave., will be in Chelsea Seventh, a condo building that wraps around that corner, according to real estate company Jack Resnick & Sons. One of the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Mt. Sinai Health System is adding to its Downtown presence by expanding its Martha Stewart Center for Living, which treats older patients, to Union Square. The new facility, which opened in mid-June at 10 Union Square, between E. 14th and 15th Sts., comes after a “significant leadership gift” from Stewart, according […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | On June 24, Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Costa Constantinides called on the city to declare a climate emergency as a crowd of activists waved signs and cheered on the steps of City Hall under the blistering sun. “Climate change is real and we see the effects of the climate change everywhere,” […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Doctors at New York University’s and VillageCare’s Take Charge of Your Health Today! community health forum stressed the importance of diet, exercise and good mental health as ways to manage chronic pain. The theme of the June 5 forum — the eighth annual — was “Your Pain Matters— Understanding and Speaking about Chronic […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Late Thursday afternoon June 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on state Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz’s bill banning religious exemptions for vaccinations. Now New York joins a short list of states, including California, West Virginia, Mississippi and Arizona, that have made it illegal to exempt children from school […]

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BY GABE HERMAN |A new section of the 9/11 Memorial recently opened to the public, following a dedication ceremony the same morning. The 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue, recovery and relief workers, along with survivors and members of the Lower Manhattan community who are sick or have died from 9/11-related illnesses. The memorial’s design includes […]

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BY NORTHWELL HEALTH | On May 25, thousands of veterans, active military members and their families gathered at Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall for Side By Side: A Celebration of Service, created by Northwell Health. The two-part event honoring service members was the “official pinnacle event” of New York City Fleet Week. Bands Imagine […]

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Pro-choice activists rallied at Middle Collegiate Church at E. Seventh St. and Second Ave. in the East Village last Tues., May 21, during a day of national protests against new anti-abortion bans in Southern and Midwestern states. The demonstrators warned that those actions are setting the country on course for a showdown over Roe v. […]

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