By Marissa Maier | At the ribbon cutting ceremony for New York Downtown Hospital’s new Wellness and Prevention Center on Friday, May 20, Dr. Warren Licht recounted an all too familiar story to the crowd.
“All of us here today have made a visit to a doctor’s office,” said Dr. Licht, the hospital’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Licht told of the traditional office visit with the sliding glass window separating the patient from the receptionist, the classic scent of Lysol in the waiting room and the cold and sterile exam room. The physician, Dr. Licht continued, lazily or hastily enters the room and it is with this person the patient is expected to impart their most personal information.
A milestone for the future of Brooklyn Bridge Park is approaching as officials continue to look for ways to generate operating funds for the partially built public space that eventually will cover 85 acres.
The original plan to fund the park's expected annual expenses of $16 million called for building new housing within the park. That plan is opposed by many locals who say that housing would detract from the park.
BY ALINE REYNOLDS | It’s official: publishing giant Condé Nast will be moving to the World Trade Center.
The company’s chairman, Si Newhouse Jr., signed a 25-year, $2 billion lease with its future landlord, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, for one million square feet of office space at 1 W.T.C. last week.
Condé Nast’s more than 3,000 employees will occupy one-third of the skyscraper’s office space starting in 2015, according to Port Authority’s executive director, Chris Ward, who held a press conference on the tower’s 34th floor on Wed., May 25, to announce the news.
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and NYC Council member Margaret Chin visited the Panda Pawns, the city and state elementary school chess champions from P.S. 124, on Tuesday, May 31, to commemorate the team’s accomplishments.