Monday, January 16, 2012

St. Vincent's MLK Vigil Becomes A Medical Crisis

A man passed out on the sidewalk about 25 feet from a candlelight vigil outside of St. Vincent's Hospital tonight during a celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this video, the political commentator and artist Suzannah B. Troy describes to us the scene of the medical emergency.

St. Vincent's closed in 2010. On Jan. 23, the New York City Planning Commission, headed by Park Avenue socialite Amanda Burden, is expected to approve the luxury condo conversion of St. Vincent's Hospital, which will make billionaire real estate developer Bill Rudin over $1 billion in gross sales.

Earlier in the Day, activists for a single-payer healthcare system gathered at Union Square.

Activists advocating for a hospital to replace St. Vincent's, for example, joined in solidarity with the Physicians for a National Health Program, who held a speak-out on the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

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