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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Dozens of emergency patients were shipped out of New York Downtown Hospital prior to Sandy’s arrival in the tri-state area, marking the first time in the hospital’s 60-year-history that it had to evacuate its William Street facility. The task was daunting but necessary, as the safety of patients would have otherwise […]

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BY HELAINA HOVITZ  |  Hundreds gathered at the Wall Street Synagogue at 47 Beekman St. on Wed., Oct. 10 for a memorial service held in honor of the late Meyer Hager, who passed away at New York University’s Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine on Sun., Oct. 7 after surgery. He was 76. The sudden death of […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown’s only hospital is one of seven hospitals state-wide that engaged in fraudulent activity for years, dating back to the 1990s. New York Downtown Hospital has agreed to pay $13.4 million to the state and federal governments to settle a fraud case involving illegal payments made to the hospital for unlicensed […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW |  Autumn is already in the air as the new season gets underway on Sept. 22. There’s a fresh zest all around as the heavy heat and mugginess of summer lifts and leaves begin to color and fall. Catch her in the Rye… Self-taught Danish chef Trina Hahnemann returns to the Seaport with […]

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BY JANEL BLADOW  |  By eight in the morning, Dr. Steve Okhravi had already seen, treated and sent six patients on their merry way. One, a five-year-old girl, whose elbow was accidently dislocated while getting ready for day care, came in screaming. She left smiling. Another patient, an attorney doubled over in pain, had an […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  City officials are promising to improve pedestrian safety conditions on the eastern side of City Hall Park this fall, but local residents are demanding quicker action. Residents and parents of children who attend the Spruce Street School (P.S. 397), which opened last September in its permanent home at the Frank Gehry […]

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By Marissa Maier | At the ribbon cutting ceremony for New York Downtown Hospital’s new Wellness and Prevention Center on Friday, May 20, Dr. Warren Licht recounted an all too familiar story to the crowd. “All of us here today have made a visit to a doctor’s office,” said Dr. Licht, the hospital’s Senior Vice […]

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