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The Decline of St. Vincent’s Hospital   article link A Park, a Memorial, a Debate
By Robin Finn | October 14, 2011
AN October rain was pelting down on the overgrown and under-loved slice of the Village formally known as St. Vincent's Triangle Park. At its apex, an ugly three-story brick building still shielded the gargantuan oxygen tanks that once pumped life into the bitterly missed St. Vincent's Hospital...Read article »


Is This the End of Greenwich Village? by Christopher Hitchens is featured in the July 2008 issue of Vanity Fair. IS THIS THE END OF GREENWICH VILLAGE?
By Christopher Hitchens | July 2008
Last Call, Bohemia
Every successful society needs its Bohemia, a haven for the artists, exiles, and misfits who regenerate the culture. With the heart of New York's West Village threatened by developers, London, Paris, and San Francisco have a message for Manhattan: Don't do it!

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The Decline of St. Vincent’s Hospital   article link The Decline of St. Vincent's Hospital
By Anemona Hartocollis | February 2, 2010
For more than 150 years, St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan has been a beacon in Greenwich Village, serving poets, writers, artists, winos, the poor and the working-class, and gay people. It has treated victims of calamities: the cholera epidemic of 1849, the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the 9/11 attack and, just last year...Read article »


St. Vincent's Hospital on brink of second bankruptcy  article link St. Vincent's Hospital on brink of second bankruptcy
By Barbara Benson | January 26, 2010
Just two years after emerging from bankruptcy, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers may be on the brink of a second bankruptcy filing. The Greenwich Village hospital has reached out to several hospitals at the urging and guidance of state health department officials, with a goal of brokering a deal...Read article »


Offer to Take Over Ailing Hospital Stirs Outcry  article link Offer to Take Over Ailing Hospital Stirs Outcry
By Anemona Hartocollis | January 26, 2010
One of New York City's largest hospital systems has made an offer to take over the financially struggling St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, provoking opposition from elected officials who fear the loss of critical medical services, especially emergency care, for tens of thousands of patients who could be sent elsewhere...Read article »


Code red looms for St. Vinny's  article link Code red looms for St. Vinny's
By Carl Campanile | January 26, 2010
A rival, powerhouse medical group has proposed taking over and shuttering the 160-year-old St. Vincent's Medical Center in Greenwich Village, which would spell the end of the city's only remaining Catholic hospital, The Post has learned. Continuum Health Partners -- which operates Beth Israel, St. Luke's and Roosevelt hospitals...Read article »


Top preservation groups back St. Vincent's lawsuit article link Top preservation groups back St. Vincent's lawsuit
By Albert Amateau | Volume 79, Number 23 | November 11 - 17, 2009
The Municipal Art Society and seven other civic groups last week filed a “friend of the courtâ€� brief in support of a March 5 lawsuit challenging the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s approval of St. Vincent’s Hospital’s plan to demolish the quirky-looking O’Toole building to make way for a new hospital. The New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation...Read article »


Landmarks Panel Approves St. Vincent's Condo Tower Landmarks Panel Approves St. Vincent's Condo Tower
By Glenn Collins | July 7, 2009
After nearly 19 months of controversy and intermittently turbulent public hearings, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted Tuesday to approve a luxury condominium tower that is the financial linchpin of a two-tower, $1.63 billion reconstruction...Read article »


Planned St. Vincent's Condo Tower Shrinks Again Planned St. Vincent's Condo Tower Shrinks Again
By Glenn Collins | June 9, 2009
The whittling down of the ambitious two-tower, $1.63 billion reconstruction proposal of St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan continued on Tuesday at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with the unveiling of a shrunken luxury condominium...Read article »


Landmarks Panel Is Sued Over St. Vincent’s Vote Landmarks Panel Is Sued Over St. Vincent's Vote
By Glenn Collins | March 9, 2009
A coalition of New York historic-preservation and community groups has filed a lawsuit against the Landmarks Preservation Commission and St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, seeking to block the destruction of its Edward and Theresa O'Toole Medical Services Building...Read article »


Details on St. Vincent’s Tower Divide Panel Details on St. Vincent's Tower Divide Panel
By Glenn Collins | December 16, 2008
St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan revealed new details about its plan for a $830 million medical tower Tuesday at a public hearing of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The information provoked sharp disagreement among the commissioners over a 299-foot-tall hospital...Read article »


Preservation and Development, Engaged in a Delicate Dance Preservation and Development, Engaged in a Delicate Dance
By Robin Pogrebin | December 1, 2008
The battle lines were familiar. Churning out petitions and clamoring at hearings, hundreds of city residents had mobilized to protest a plan by St. Vincent's Hospital to replace nine buildings in the Greenwich Village Historic District with a 20-story medical center and condominiums...Read article »


Setting the record straight article link Setting the record straight
By Delia Guazzo | Volume 78 / Number 21 - October 22 - 28, 2008
Your recent article ("Agency rep's all prescribe O'Toole site as best option," Oct. 15) seriously misstates the testimony before the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding the St. Vincent's Hospital proposed expansion, and does a grave disservice to your readers by misrepresenting the facts...Read Letter (#2) »


The Subsidy Ball: The Rudin/St. Vincent's Proposal article link The Subsidy Ball: The Rudin/St. Vincent's Proposal
October 8, 2008
The trick to keeping tack of what is going on with the Rudin/St. Vincent's Hospital development proposals now being evaluated by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission is to keep your eye on the ball. The ball is the special subsidy that would...Read article »


St. Vincent's Development Plan Gets a Hearing St. Vincent's Development Plan Gets a Hearing
By Glen Collins | October 7, 2008
Despite the ever-expanding toll of the global economic crisis, a $1.6 billion plan for a medical tower in Greenwich Village lived on at a hearing of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, and residents continued to disagree about it...Read article »


Our knack for defeating 'absolutely necessary' projects Our knack for defeating 'absolutely necessary' projects
By Gary Tomei | Volume 78 / Number 8 - July 23 - 29, 2008
I submit that the Rudin/St. Vincent's proposal to build two megasized buildings in the Village is a project that is not "absolutely necessary,"and their application before the Landmarks Preservation Commission to build these monoliths should be denied since it does not meet the "hardship"...Read article »


IN VILLAGE, A PROPOSAL THAT ERASES HISTORY IN VILLAGE, A PROPOSAL THAT ERASES HISTORY
By Nicolai Ouroussoff | April 1, 2008
The passionate battles surrounding the birth of New York's preservation movement nearly a half-century ago seem like distant memories now. For some New Yorkers the main threat to architecture in the city is no longer the demolition of its great landmarks, but a trite nostalgia that disdains the new...
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NEW YORK CANDIDATES AWASH IN REAL ESTATE CASH NEW YORK CANDIDATES AWASH IN REAL ESTATE CASH
By Ray Rivera | February 1, 2008
The real estate industry, racing to beat strict new limits on campaign contributions, has been flooding New York City candidates with donations for the 2009 campaign at a rate three and four times that in previous election cycles...Read article »


ICONS AT RISK, CURRAN O'TOOLE BUILDING ICONS AT RISK, CURRAN O'TOOLE BUILDING
By David V. Griffin | May/June 2008
Designed as the headquarters for the National Maritime Union and now a part of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, this midcentury classic, set in historic Greenwich Village, is one of the most flamboyant in New York. With cantilevered levels and a facade covered in tiny white tiles, the structure is a playful anomaly among more sober neighbors, its highly expressive style reminiscent of buildings by Edward Durell Stone...Read article »

More news

Continuum Offers to Acquire and Downsize St. Vincent's Hospital
WNYC | January 26, 2010

Commissioner Roberta Gratz's Comments on the St. Vincent's Hardship Application
Historic Districts Council Newstand | October 28, 2008

St. Vincent's Faulty Tower
By Naomi Usher | GVBA News Autumn 2008 (page 8)

Turf Wars: Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins vs. St. Vincent's Hospital
By Joey Arak | The New York Post Page Six Magazine | October 19, 2008


The Missing Landmarks Commission
Editorial | The New York Times | October 17, 2008


St. Vincent's proposal for O'Toole raises a fundamental issue
By Ross Sandler | CITYLAND Volume V | September 15, 2008


Local pols take their medicine, support St. Vincent's to jeers
By Albert Amateau | The Villager | Volume 78 / Number 7 - July 16 - 22, 2008


Actors Speak Against Plan to Redevelop St. Vincent's
By Glenn Collins | The New York Times | July 16, 2008


Preservation and Community Groups Speak Out On Rudin Luxury
Condo/St. Vincent's Tower Project


Protect the Village Historic District Urges Landmarks Preservation Commission
to Reject the Rudin Luxury Condo/St. Vincent's Tower Project


Craig from Craigslist indulges himself -Preserve the Village

Doctors Say Hospital Is Falling Victim to Its Own Real Estate Value
By Anemona Hartocollis | The New York Times | June 10, 2008


St. Vincent's Pleads Poverty to Evade Landmark Law
By Glenn Collins | The New York Times | May 10, 2008


Building Proposal by Greenwich Village Hospital Is Rejected
By Glenn Collins | The New York Times | May 7, 2008


LPC orders revision of St. Vincent's expansion
The Real Deal | Updated On 05/06/08


Landmarks Commission Pushes Back Against St. Vincent's, Rudins
by Eliot Brown | The NY Observer | May 6, 2008