Brownstone joins protest march across Bridge and by City Hall

24 Jul

BrownstonephotoWith Governor Cuomo assaulting the safety-net of healthcare and hospitals — from Red Hook to Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights through to the center of Brooklyn — 1000s of activists from the communities of Bedford-Stuyvesent and Downtown Brooklyn came together to demonstrate. Nearly 3,500 jobs are threatened at InterFaith and LICH, and earlier in the day letters were handed out by SUNY administrators at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) not to show-up for the next day of work. Defying court orders, SUNY each day seeks to cripple LICH, which last year attended to more patients through its Emergency Room (100,000) — than the total population of Albany (97,000). There have been 10 plans submitted to keep it running as a hospital — but the Governor seems hell-bent on selling the buildings (for unknown coffers).

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Yet? Gov. Cuomo still pulls the strings — and hides from answering to the millions of people served by these two hospitals. Our NYC media is drawn to demonstrations, but still doesn’t ask the NY Governor nor NYC Mayor about management of Public hospitals, with Public funds in the interest of millions of residents?

Here’s some of the day’s energy:photo-15

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