A rival, powerhouse medical group has proposed taking over and shuttering the 160-year-old St. Vincent's Medical Center in Greenwich Village, which would spell the end of the city's only remaining Catholic hospital, The Post has learned.
Continuum Health Partners -- which operates Beth Israel, St. Luke's and Roosevelt hospitals in Manhattan -- has submitted a plan to assume control of the financially struggling, 727-bed St. Vincent's, sources said.
In Albany, New York, competing rallies were held on Monday over plans to allow for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in upstate New York. Supporters of the drilling say it will create jobs, but critics say the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could contaminate the water supplies of New York City and other areas of the state. State Senator Tom Duane spoke out against the gas drilling.
The stakes for federal health care reform are high. I am a strong believer that we must rethink the way we provide health insurance so that it is available and affordable for all Americans. As the House and Senate continue to resolve differences between their bills, here are three issues of paramount concern to New York:
By Delen Goldberg / The Post-StandardDecember 28, 2009, 6:00AMThe Skaneateles Lake watershed, which supplies water to more than 200,000 people in the city of Syracuse, is a potential site for high volume hydrofracking drilling to capture natural gas. Oil and gas companies hold several hundred leases on land in the Skaneateles and Otisco Lake watersheds. Skaneateles, NY - You can’t dump trash, sewage or pesticides into Skaneateles Lake.It’s illegal to boat, swim or fish near water intake pipes in the pristine water.
The state is currently collecting public comments on a proposal that would allow a certain type of natural gas drilling upstate, where the city gets its water supply. Now is the time for all New Yorkers—and especially Mayor Michael Bloomberg—to make their voices heard so this plan gets a much more in-depth evaluation before moving forward. Millions of dollars, and the purity of the city’s drinking water, may be on the line.
MIDTOWN - Community leaders and parents are concerned about a Hell's Kitchen construction project that could increase the number of children at the overcrowded school and shrink the size of the playground.
The development occupies most of a block from W. 44th to W. 45th streets between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and would replace the century-old P.S. 51 with a new, larger building. It would also add 1,200 apartments and commercial space.
The New York State Senate held an emotional debate on Wednesday in which there was talk of belief and conscience and eloquent reminders of earlier civil rights struggles. It then took a stand against equality and fairness.
By a 38-to-24 vote, lawmakers chose to continue the state’s discrimination against couples who want to get married and simply happen to be the same sex.
Lucy Cecere was definitely the Woman of Distinction last week — and for the past few decades.
The born-and-bred Villager and founder of The Caring Community received the 2009 award of that name from state Senator Tom Duane at the noon Caring Community gathering last Thursday at Our Lady of Pompei Church.
Caring Community was founded in 1971 to serve seniors and help them achieve independence, dignity and respect; Lucy Cecere, 86, was there at the beginning and she’s still on the board of directors.
By Selena Ross On the pavement of 47th Street in midtown Manhattan, below the offices of Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, toddlers waved balloon animals in the air, signs reading “Senator Schumer, Stand Up for Children’s Health,” strapped to their strollers.