The Rudin/North Shore LIJ plan to replace our replace our full service hospital with luxury condominiums and a “Freestanding Emergency Room” is NOT A DONE DEAL.
I’m writing to let you know about two things we can do this week to fight back against the plan and hold our elected officials accountable.
The first thing you can do right now: The Rudin plan must next go before our New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. The good news is, Eric Schneiderman supports our community’s efforts for a hospital. The bad news is he’ll be under real pressure to back down.
Make sure Attorney General Schneiderman knows we demand a hospital. Please sign this petition today. And then forward it on to everyone you know who cares about the health of New Yorkers. The link is http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/New-Village-Hospital-Schneiderman/ .
Then Next Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM, we need everyone in the community to come out and testify at an important Community Board 2 meeting to demand that CB2 stick to its July 2010 resolution to oppose “all changes in land use laws, zoning rules, landmarks laws, or any other laws that would eliminate hospital uses at the site of the former St. Vincent's”. The community Board will also be under pressure from the developers, and we need to be sure our voices are heard. Please join us there.
St. Vincent’s Omnibus Committee
Next Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM
P.S. 41 Auditorium, 116 West 11th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues.
Thank you. We will continue to keep the pressure on.