NYPD Coerced me to drop charges or go to jail with a hole in my retina Saturday arrest for Dr Fagelman's savagely violent receptionist Delita's running punch to my eye grabbing my hair trying to drag me down the hall by my hair damaging my neck not fired or arrested I agreed to false arrest Oct 16 immediate than Det John Vergona changed my false arrest date to Saturday oct. 20, 2012 4PM IAB let him and his supervisor retire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh9TedhfthE I am alleging fix, favors and retaliation -- please look at the first page -- it mentions HP tied to 911 Tech corruption as well as mayor Bloomberg Ray Kelly free rides Air Bloomberg....http://www.scribd.com/doc/188752042/NYPD-Commissioner-Ray-Kelly-Charles-Campisi-DI-Ed-Winski-Lt-Agnes-Lt-Angelo-Burgos-IAB-Sgt-Mary-O-Donnell-Sgt-Chen-Det-Andy-Dwyer-Det-John-Ve

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rally Saturday! Demand A Hospital!

It is about life or death!

Mike Bloomberg Served a Claim for 100 million $ in Damages from Parent’s Union + Suzannah B. Troy wants Mike Sued for 6 Billion $ for stolen 3rd term

By the way, Christine Quinn sold the great lie we needed Mike for a third term to help us with the economy....Did Mike Bloomberg help you with the economy?

No Quinn for mayor -- Quinn Bloomberg belong in jail.
What Cathie Black appointed as school chancellor because she brokered a real estate deal for Mort Zuckerman and Mike Bloomberg sold the air rights?


Mayor Bloomberg King Of New York T-Shirts, Posters and Dart Board

If you haven’t made it to the Morgan Library click on this link and see the poster that inspired that Latin I put up over Bloomberg’s shoulders.

I am getting a lot of requests for posters, T-shirts and I would love to market a dart board.

I don’t even have the original art computer file I used to create this poster so don’t hold your breath.

I am loving the calls I am getting from supporters though on marketing my work.

I love my dart board idea!

Oct. 2, 2008 I learned how to make my first YouTube.   My first YouTube was called Mayor Bloomberg King of New York.  I also set up a blog with the same name as well to begin the fight against Bloomberg’s third term and his destructive actions toward the People of New York and our great City!

Mayor Bloomberg "King of New York"

57 sec - O

Connecting Rainbows Bluntly Reminds Senator Huntley About Dr. King's Dream

Iana Di Bona iana.dibona@gmail.com
Connecting Rainbows Bluntly Reminds Senator Huntley About Dr. King's Dream
April 28, 2011 -- New York, NY – Yesterday at noon, LGBTQ activists demonstrated in front and visited the office of Queens Senator Shirley Huntley in Jamaica Queens calling upon her to be a champion for full civil rights, including marriage equality for LGBTQ Americans. Protesters unfurled a 20' banner that says "Sen. Shirley Huntley Marched in Selma and Didn't Learn a Thing" while blaring Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, giving her a much needed wake-up call.
In 2009, Senator Huntley voted "No" on the marriage equality bill which would grant same-sex couples the same 1,324 legal protections that opposite-sex couples already have. When asked the reason for her vote, she explained that she was speaking on behalf of her constituency in district 10.
It is astounding to think that a person who claims to have marched in Selma, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, as Senator Huntley stated at a community forum on June 18, 2010, would not have learned to recognize the injustice of discrimination based one's gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation and embrace the values of fairness and equality for all. In doing so, she is spitting on Bayard Rustin's grave and all other LGBTQ freedom fighters in history.
As Dr. King's wife, Coretta Scott King acknowledged, "Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Georgia, and St. Augustine, Florida, and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions."
The new civil rights movement is underway. We are calling on all LGBTQ people and allies to demand their full civil rights now. And no matter what party affiliation, anyone that stands in the way of equality will be a target for direct action.
About LGBT Civil Rights:
Marriage is a vehicle that society uses to distribute rights, benefits, and equality. One way for LGBT Americans to access equal rights would be to be allowed to legally marry. Another way, which would work concurrently, would be to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
About Connecting Rainbows:
Connecting Rainbows is a group of activists that are organizing civil rights walks in America. The group’s mission is to create a mass movement, demanding full civil rights for LGBT Americans. Connecting Rainbows uses the power of a social media platform, where activists may create online profiles, meet other activists, plan events, join groups, blog, and participate in online forums. Visit :http://connectingrainbows.ning.com/

Protesters expose Shirley Huntley's LGBT Civil Rights Double-Standard ; Flyers Describe Sen. Huntley as, ''Dreamless''

Senator Shirley Huntley Marched in Selma and Didn't Learn a Thing : Epic YouTube Video of Daring Protest in Jamaica, Queens, in Support of Marriage Equality

At noon on Wednesday, LGBTQ activists demonstrated in front and visited the office of Queens Senator Shirley Huntely in Jamaica Queens calling upon her to be a champion for full civil rights, including marriage equality for LGBTQ Americans.

Protesters handed out a scathing flyer, calling Sen. Huntley, ''Dreamless,'' and unfurled a 20' banner that stated, "Sen. Shirley Huntley Marched in Selma and Didn't Learn a Thing," while blaring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, giving her a much needed wake-up call.

In 2009, Senator Huntely voted "No" on the marriage equality bill, which would grant same-sex couples the same 1,324 legal protections that opposite-sex couples already have. When asked the reason for her vote, she explained that she was speaking on behalf of her constituency in district 10.

Shirley Huntley - LGBT Marriage Equality Protest Flyer - Connecting Rainbows

This protest was organised by members of Connecting Rainbows.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bronx Fire Death Toll DOB Death Toll so NYDN sells Lie! DOB need to call NYPD in as escort! DOB protects corrupt slum lords, scum lords

The bottom line is the City of NY protects scum lords, slum developers, corruption from contractors to developers.  The DOB inspectors could have gotten the NYPD to escort them and they did not!  Just Mike Bloomberg trying to do more cover-ups for DOB because DOB has so much blood on their hands.  They turn a blind eye because X amount are getting their palms greased and X amount just are not doing their job.   There are good DOB inspectors out there that care but very few and the death toll rises especially under Bloomberg. Christine Quinn gave amnesty to how many developers and landlords with DOB and ECB fines will we are having massive budget cuts.

Why didn’t the news reporters for the NYDN ask DOB spokesperson why DOB Inspectors did not call the NYPD?  Cover-up and damage control by NYC gov and friends at NYDN, nyc gov!  Cathie Black brokered a huge real estate deal for the owner of this newspaper and Mike Bloomberg sold the air rights.  We will never ever get the truth and here a little boy and his parents dies horrific deaths.  Mike wants to close firehouses and cut FDNY while he and his pals grow richer and even more arrogant.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

LGBT New Yorkers To Appear In Easter Day Parade NYC Tomorrow

LGBT New Yorkers To Appear In Easter Day Parade NYC Tomorrow



LGBT Civil Rights Walk In NYC Easter Parade 2011 - Connecting Rainbows

For me this is for all New Yorkers including straight women who are victims of violence and murder because they are women.  We are dealt with viscously and with violence including harassment and it must stop.
Suzannah B. Troy

Friday, April 22, 2011

In case you didn't know Christine Quinn has been sued 4 times for back rent -- clearly knows zip about money and thinks NYC tax payers are an Investment Bank hiring Goldman Sachs white collar defense firm Sullivan & Cromwell to represent her staff. Her defense attorney charges only 650 dollars an hour paid by the people.

I continue to demand all legal bills starting with Christine Quinn's be posted on NYC gov website.

Go to Donny Moss's facebook to see the large NYPD presence for Quinn's regular Peaceful Protestors.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Join us on April 30, 2011, for a rally at St. Vincent's Hospital - "It's not a done deal."


jimmy Breslin On The Press and His Life

jimmy Breslin On The Press and His Life

Words and Wisdom of Jimmy Breslin

Pulitzer Prize-winning and hard working reporter Jimmy Breslin was interview last week by CUNY investigative report in residence Tom Robbins on the publication of his new book Branch Rickey by Jimmy Breslin at the CUNY Graduate Center (The old Harold Tribune building) . (Video)

Media, is the Plural of Mediocrity 

Investigative Reporting Not Done Today's Reports Mostly About Opinions
I say as a reader your getting robbed   . . . Go Out and report that is with two feet and go out and climb stairs . pay attent to what the guy said - shut up and listen. He was the first to report charges that a narcotics suspect had been tortured with an electronic stun gun while in police custody in Queens. He was also cited for sympathetic portraits of AIDS victims.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MTA’s Decay is Art! How the MTA robs New Yorkers Blind gives us lousy service but their fat cats stay rich by Suzannah B. Troy

The MTA is such a mess and they collect so much money hand over fist.  The MTA Metro card is a sham ripping off people because many just can’t keep up with the swipes that don’t work, mailing the damaged cards in for refunds or keeping up with the lose change on the cards that in the years is a big time money loser for the MTA’s customers but a big time money cash cow for the MTA.

The MTA tech deals are like the MTA Mafia real estate deals -- just accepted as a way of life.  The tech deals though did lose mass amounts of money while all the big fat execs and tech consultants with the exception of one that may be heading to jail just get richer.

The MTA service is the worst and their ads and Mike Bloomberg’s are an in your face insult and again a big joke.  You ain’t fooling New Yorkers and we are pissed off.

Larry Roland Performing Cornelia Street Cafe

LARRY ROLAND bass, poetry
Hosted and words by GOLDA SOLOMON

Also featuring Special Guest Poets:
Irina Arriaga - Peter Fiore - Ruth Handel
Elizabeth Lara - Ana Silva - Phylisha Villanueva

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NY 10014
"A culinary as well as a cultural landmark" -- Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987
Tel: 212-989-9319 / Fax: 212-243-4207 / Web: www.corneliastreetcafe.com

Watch my YouTube!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker is Worried About Healthcare in the West Village Following Closing of St. Vincent's Hospital

Sarah Jessica Parker endorses a Full-Service Hospital to replace St. Vincent's.

In an interview with The Villager newspaper, Sarah Jessica Parker expressed her support for a full-service hospital to replace St. Vincent's.

''Asked what she thought of the latest post-St. Vincent’s proposal, for an emergency-care facility at the site of the former hospital’s O’Toole building, the Sex and the City star looked skeptical. 'I’m concerned, let’s put it that way,' she said. 'The community needs a hospital — and I think there’s been some clever obfuscation.' As a parent of three young children, she noted, she’s especially concerned about local healthcare. 'I would like to see a proper, functioning [hospital] — not a walk-in,' she stressed. She said she had spoken to Council Speaker Christine Quinn about the issue.''

The interview given by Ms. Parker took place before information came to light about a deceptive political campaign brochure, which was mailed to residents of the Lower West Side by a front group calling itself the ''Westside Healthcare Coalition.'' A WhoIs search on Network Solutions today showed that the website for the front group is registered to Mehigan, Bellone & Associates, Inc. Whereas Ms. Parker was not directly speaking to the example of the campaign brochure as political subterfuge, you can see how she has already been concerned with the pattern of clever obfuscation.

North Shore-LIJ have a vested interest in installing a first aid clinic in the O'Toole Building in the West Village, so that the Rudin Family can build luxury condominiums on the former site of St. Vincent's Hospital. Meanwhile, watch this video about what having a full-service hospital in the Lower West Side means to one parent, whose child was treated by the live-saving emergency room at St. Vincent's Hospital :

Rudin-St. Vincent's PR campaign ?

The community of the Lower West Side of Manhattan are outraged over a deceptive political campaign brochure that was mailed to residents in connection with a proposed first aid clinic that may replace St. Vincent's Hospital.

Community anger has reached a new high, such that one member has launched a new blog, Every Minute Matters, to counter the hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent by North Shore-LIJ and the Rudin family, to make sure that their greedy hundred million dollar condo conversion deal goes through.

The slick mass mailer is an act of political subterfuge, community residents say, because it is being mailed by a front group calling itself the ''Westside Healthcare Coalition.'' (A WhoIs search on Network Solutions today showed that the website for the front group is registered to Mehigan, Bellone & Associates, Inc.) The intention of this fake political brochure can only be to intentionally confuse the public between the front group and the real group called the Coälition For A New Village Hospital. The real group has been fighting for over one year to, at first, save St. Vincent's Hospital from closing. Then, once the hospital closed under shady conditions, the real Coälition has been fighting in court to save the hospital buildings and zoning, so that a new hospital can open on the location of the former St. Vincent's site.

Here is an anonymous line item review of what some community members describe as deceptive advertising that is printed on the controversial political brochure, which was mailed through the U.S. Postal Service :

West Side Healthcare Coalition is a Lie

The community isn't surprised that the axis of evil (aka North Shore-LIJ-Rudin Family) would resort to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a sick and twisted public relations stunt ; the Rudin family stands to make hundreds of millions of dollars from the luxury condo conversion of St. Vincent's Hospital. Even in the face of these deceptive political advertisements that are being mailed to city residents, the community continues to be likewise outraged by the veil of silence around City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who have taken no concrete actions to save St. Vincent's.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

AMC's New Crime Drama The Killing Part 2 tonight 1 hour 2 lead actors as detective are good!

The actor Joel Kinnaman  playing Stephen Holder is too skinny (and too young) for me but he is very convincing.   He could play an under cover NYPD detective any day...very convincing and authentic.

The two leads are good.  The story is too violent and it could be told better but I have too tune in tonight to find out what happens.  Of course dirty filthy corrupt politics play a role in the murder and is a theme so I am tuning in.

p.s.  Sizzling picture of him on his website!  http://joel-kinnaman.com/

HE IS SWEDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sizzle, Joel talk to me about being vulnerable!   Not too skinny here!

Connecting Rainbows' Easter Parade Civil Rights Walk Map

Join us for an LGBT civil rights walk
that is being organised by Connecting Rainbows. The walk will take place on April 24 during the 2011 Easter Parade in New York City. We need your help to create a mass movement to legally recognise LGBT civil rights.

Suggested Connecting Rainbows Route During NYC Easter Parade 2011

Create profiles, form and join groups, and plan LGBT civil rights actions at our social media site at : Connecting Rainbows.

Mayor Bloomberg You Wouldn’t Dream of renaming the Brooklyn Bridge

During Easter Parade, LGBT Group Makes Open Invitation For Civil Rights Walk

You are invited to register to participate in the LGBT civil rights demonstration that is being planned by Connecting Rainbows to take place on April 24 during the 2011 Easter Parade in New York City. We need your help to create a mass movement to legally recognise LGBT civil rights.

John Liu Blame Fat Cats for NY Pension problems Not Unions

I would prefer Liu to Christine Quinn for mayor as long as he makes sure to act down to earth and not like royalty.  No more royalty acts at City Hall and sadly we have City Council and their staff -- way too many people at City Hall allegedly serving the people but  just about everyone forgetting this is a democracy -- no royalty wanted in the USA, Albany or City Hall.

If you haven’t read this article by Susan Edelman on how Goldman Sachs did the most lousy and expensive job handling the NYPD and FDNY’s pensions than read it because it cost of all a fortune here -- NYC tax payers and Goldman Sachs was one of many that did a lousy job and made big bucks.  Some we even paid 7 figure fees that we should never have paid.   Bill Thompson should not run for mayor because of this reason and because he did not shut down SAIC CityTime and guess what John Liu did preventing an obscene renewal -- a full renewal that Mike Bloomberg tried to screw the tax payers over with to continue making SAIC huge money for lousy work for a flawed system designed to make consultants rich. SAIC got a renewal but with major restrictions and they must deliver or else.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Stefano Giovannini Very Talented Photographer Journalist with Global View

I want to thank Stefano for sharing this photo with me so I could share it with you.

Many people that call them self artist or photographer do the same work over and over -- like having the same conversation.  He is work is not like that at all but he doesn’t update his website and funny but I don’t update my artist’s website anymore either.  This photo leaped out at me.  If you look up at the top of this blog -- my very first blog than you will understand why.

I am face book friends with this dynamic photographer and his  Coney Island series that remind me of a Hopper painting -- some how lonely and stark.  (I was suppose to see the Hopper exhibit at The Whitney today, the very last day when my friend....I always show you a picture of us visiting museums but I am not sure I am going to make it uptown.  Still feel so tired from being sick for weeks.)

If you tool around Stefano Giovannini’s  website you can find photos giving us visuals of a Protest of China’s treatment of Tibet and the United Nation’s indifference.

Powerful work....from the facebook photos of Coney Island to his website.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lady Gaga “Born This Way” The Country Version on itunes all purchases go to anti-bullying charity

 Lady Gaga 
BORN THIS WAY The Country Road Version is on itunes now all purchases go to anti bullying charity www.glsen.org. GagaVision coming in 4 hrs!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Black Out! Cathie Black History -- she steps down by Suzannah B. Troy

Black Out! Cathie Black History -- she steps down

Cathie black resigned


Look in this article and Glenn Hutchin’s company Gartner and Rupert Murdoch’s new acquisition handled by Joel Klein will jump out at you!

Christine Quinn Explodes In Anger At Daily News Reporter Who Wrote That City Council Speaker Didn't Pay Rent

Christine Quinn Explodes In Anger At Daily News Reporter Who Wrote That The City Council Speaker Couldn't Afford To Pay Her Rent

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn had a sudden outburst of anger on Wednesday by bursting into a verbal attack at Erin Einhorn, a reporter for The Daily News, who did not refer to Ms. Quinn by the courtesy title, ''Speaker.'' Instead, Ms. Einhorn had referred to Speaker Quinn as, ''Ma’am.''

“You can call me Speaker,” Ms. Quinn said in a testy tone, reported The New York Times. “It’s my press conference. I actually decide what words are necessary.”

Updated with video link !NY1 has exclusive video of Speaker Quinn's hissy fit.

After her little temper tantrum, Speaker Quinn knew she had crossed the line, and Speaker Quinn said she was sorry. “I was nasty to you,” Ms. Quinn said to Ms. Einborn. “I apologize.”

A few weeks ago, Ms. Einhorn had reported that Speaker Quinn had had trouble paying her rent on time.

Meanwhile, Ms. Einhorn could just as easily have said, ''Deputy Mayor'' instead of, ''Ma’am.'' For all the times that Christine Quinn has gone along with all of Mayor Bloomberg's horrible plans for New York : all of the school closings and Cathie Black's controversial schools chancellor waiver ; the unequivocal insistence that more and more luxury condos and university dorms get built out of hospitals, churches, and landmark buildings ; denying us paid sick leave ; the shady way that the City Council changed term limits ; the way that Quinn will most likely deny us a living wage -- she goes along with Mayor Bloomberg rather than stand up to him.

It's almost like Christine Quinn is Mayor Bloomberg's puppet.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mike Bloomberg Christine Quinn SLUSH Fund ABUSERS! Approved hiring Sullivan & Cromwell -- Bloomberg-Quinn rape the tax payers of New York

Mike Bloomberg Christine Quinn SLUSH Fund ABUSERS! Approved hiring Sullivan & Cromwell -- Bloomberg-Quinn rape the tax payers of New York

Mike Bloomberg and your puppet Christine Quinn -- this is a democracy although we know you don’t get that process as you denied us a referendum and pushed through a third term selling the great lie Mike Bloomberg was the man and the only man who could help us with the economy.

We know he helped every billionaire in NYC but not us the people of New York!

WARNING DEAR READERS:  Get out your barf bags and have the closet garbage bail near by!

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I ASKED WHO IN NYC GOV. APPROVED SULLIVAN & CROMWELL -- THE SAME LAW FIRM Goldman Sachs uses?  Answer Christine Quinn who can’t even pay her own rent on time and has been sued 4 times for back rent according to The New York Daily News.
Below a paragraph from the ny post  link above!
"Council Speaker Christine Quinn has already hired two sets of lawyers - the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, at $95,000, for the entire legislative body, and Lee Richards, at $600 an hour, as her attorney - amid the investigation into how the council allocated $17 million in funds since 2002 for so-called member items.”

JOHN LIU == PLEASE POST ON NYC GOV WEBSITE -- my checkbook that his webpage to see how tax payer money is spent by Christine Quinn and staff!!!!!!!!

Where is Mike Bloomberg on this and Mike is thanking the Lord I don’t have a press pass because I would demand he give me a comment on this shameful abuse of tax payer money!  Why do we have to pay for a top law firm that specializes in White Collar crime and Quinn’s lawyer charges 600 an hour and she hired him when she can’t pay her rent on time and gets sued 4 times for back rent!    Only Mike Bloomberg can afford Christine Quin not the tax payers of New York City!

By the way Sally Goldenberg broke the high priced defense attorneys including Sullivan & Cromwell before the election and I did a YouTube on it!

Get ready to vomit again.  Christine Quinn who lied to us about needing Mike Bloomberg is telling the truth about how all this slush money at her hands has helped her.    Please don’t forget Christine Quinn uses slush and intimidation, not just slush.  She financially punishes city council people with guts.

The author of this piece thinks Quinn might be running?  She has over 2 million bucks already to run == take a look at her donations.  



submitted to comment to the The Sun:

 The New York Daily News exposed the fact Christine Quinn has been sued 4 times for back rent so she doesn’t have any understanding of financial responsibility but she some how has all this tax payer money to abuse as well as too much power!  How did this happen.  Mike Bloomberg should have said “No!” but he is as bad as her abusing tax payer money with his own slush fund and making tax payers pay 6 figure salaries to employ his campaign staff!  Christine Quinn wants to be our mayor.  She can’t even pay her rent on time and gets sued repeatedly, she hires the same firm firm that Goldman Sachs uses for her staff!  We can’t afford to have Ms. Slush and Intimidation as mayor!  I wish Bloomberg and Quinn would both resign.  They said we needed Bloomberg for a third term to help us with the economy and we are living proof that was not the truth.

You all know I am boycotting The NY Post because some slime buckets over there banned me from commenting. They banned me and than unbanned me and than banned me again!

So for the lame brains -- I click on a fellow bloggers links to your newspaper to tell you come into the 21st century -- that bloggers send you traffic but James Murdoch would need to take over, fire the oafs responsible and bring in people who actually know we are living in the 21st Century.

Now to massive slush abuse and reminder I call Christine Quinn Ms. Slush and Intimidation.

p.s. Thank goodness Mazer this time around was a consultant.  Mike Bloomberg is such a meshugna big time abuser of tax payer money he might have made us pay Gerald Shargel’s bills and the guy only takes cash!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Chief publishes Suzannah B. Troy letter “Mayor’s Boos Not News

Thank Chief!  The letter is long enough to be an op-ed piece which refers to many powerful issues so it’s a must read.

Thanks and gratitude to The Chief.

The letter came from my heart and soul.

I love you The Chief!
Suzannah B. Troy

Sunday, April 3, 2011

In 3-way North Shore-LIJ, Rudin Family, and Mayor Bloomberg Plan for St. Vincent's, a Fear of Union-Busting

OP-ED : Update on Community Effort to Create a Hospital to Replace St. Vincent's in the Lower West Side of Manhattan

When a deal was announced for the transfer of bankruptcy assets from the 501(c)(3) charity that was St. Vincent's Hospital to the private real estate developer tycoon William Rudin at values that may not fairly represent the full market value, the bankruptcy assets transfer was hailed as a health care miracle, because it would replace the Level 1 Trauma Center that was St. Vincent's with a first aid clinic.

But just a mere examination, at first blush, of the beneficial transfer of assets to insider creditors, the jobs that it would create, and the services it would provide, show that this deal is fraught with potential legal challenges.

The transfer of St. Vincent's principal assets -- its real estate -- to the Rudin family, who has always had an ''inside track'' on condo-conversion plans -- may be fraudulent, if the transfer does not happen at full market value prices. There is also community concern that the North Shore-LIJ landlord taking over the first aid clinic is going to hire only non-union employees for the 400 jobs that are expected to be created at the first aid clinic, and that the new clinic will forbid any efforts at collective-bargaining ; presently, only approximately 36 per cent of North Shore-LIJ employees receive union benefits. The services to be provided by the first aid clinic will not be able to treat ''women in labor, patients with severe trauma such as gunshot wounds or open fractures, or those requiring immediate surgery or cardiac interventions.'' In the face of the lack of life-saving services to be provided by the first aid clinic, and even the dishonest comparison of ambulance response times between 2008 and 2009 (even though St. Vincent's closed in 2010), predictably Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn can still be ''encouraged'' by the flimsy outpatient center.

Meanwhile, here is a video of a press conference outside Friday's appellate court hearing in connection with a freedom of information lawsuit.

Why Are They Closing St. Vincent's Hospital? (Pt. 23) - Freedom of Information from g. sosa on Vimeo.

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn try to destroy the social safety net by trying to close firehouses, shut down senior citizen centers, cut childcare, layoff teachers, pretend like votes don't go missing, build luxury condos on the hallowed ground of St. Vincent's Hospital, make money from government information, and end Progressive Era reforms, we are left to wonder. When will the focus of irresponsible real estate development at the expense of the middle class spark a voter backlash, that will lead to mass protests at the city's legislature, or a revolution of the likes that have been happening elsewhere ? What will be the spark that will trigger mass protests in New York ?

(Christine Quinn is Speaker of the New York City Council, but she has made her bed alongside Mayor Bloomberg on many controversial issues that often times she acts more and more like his Deputy Mayor than an independent voice for Democratic Party ideals.)