Saturday, May 2, 2020

EVG Etc.: Sen. Hoylman blasts Samaritan's Purse possibly moving to Mount Sinai Beth Israel

[As seen on 13th Street]

The rent strike movement is underway, including in the East Village, where "a group of tenants wrote a letter to their landlord, NAL Management, asking to 'open a dialogue' on possible concessions for hard-up renters." (Gothamist and Curbed)

The evangelical group Samaritan's Purse is reportedly moving its operations from Central Park to Mount Sinai Beth Israel on First Avenue and 16th Street. (Patch) Reaction from local State Sen. Brad Hoylman:

The struggles of Forbidden Planet during the COVID-19 PAUSE (NY1)

LES History Month is underway (Official site)

More on Downtown Bakery's reopening (Eater ... previously on EVG)

Check out Phil Kline’s "Every Night at 7," a musical tribute to the evening cheer for frontline workers (Vulture)

Podcast: The New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl — a longtime resident of St. Mark's Place — "on his adventures in life as an accidental art critic." (ARTnet)

History of Slugger Ann bar and cocktail lounge at 301 E. 12th St./192 Second Ave. (Off the Grid)

The New Yorker's 24 hours of NYC in the time of COVID-19 includes the 7 p.m. cheer from Seventh Street (Official site)

"Betty," the "Skate Kitchen" spinoff on HBO, is really good (Los Angeles Times)


East Village Community Member said...

Thank you to Mt. Sinai Hospital and all the dedicated staff and medical workers there who are helping treat Covid patients in our community.

NO THANK YOU to Samaritan's Purse, a group that has come into our city with their anti-LGBTQ policies and are imposing those policies on New Yorkers who might want to volunteer to help through their organization. Mt. Sinai has an anti-discrimination policy. It seems this policy should prohibit them from forming partnerships with groups such as Samaritan's Purse, that have discrimination, homophobia and bigotry spelled out as defining regulations in their operating guidelines. Samaritan's Purse does not represent the community spirit of New York City.

MTAtoxic said...

Shame on Mt Sinai for letting these bigots in. They should be investigated and shamed for violating non-discrimination policy and law.