Roundup: Silver Meddle

••• “Continuum Health Partners, which runs Beth Israel, St. Luke’s, and Roosevelt Hospital, has announced a plan to take over St. Vincent’s, thereby rescuing it from pressure from creditors. Their plan also includes a proposal to turn the facility into a community care center, shutting down ‘all acute care’ units in less than three months, scaling back its regional trauma and emergency services, but perhaps expanding its ambulatory and outpatient care. Creditors who hold $300 million in debt from the hospital back the plan, which would leave all of lower West Manhattan without a hospital. Think about the serious implications of this: There’ll be no hospital that specifically serves the West Village, Soho, and Tribeca.” (New York)
••• The New York Times‘s Clyde Haberman sees “poetic justice” in holding the terror trial on Governor’s Island. Meanwhile, CB1 chair Julie Menin—you, or maybe I, gotta love that our chair wears Christian Louboutin heels to meetings, flashing the red soles at the audience—will run again for the position, she told Broadsheet Daily, in good part because she feels strongly about this terror-trial issue: “Ms. Menin said that she has written a resolution that she will introduce at the Community Board meeting tonight asking the board to consider asking Attorney General Eric Holder to do a feasibility study of four locations for the terrorism trials in addition to Governors Island. All of the alternatives are within the Southern judicial district and include Governors Island, the U.S. Courthouse in White Plains, Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Federal jail complex at FCI Otisville.”
••• Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has backed school-zoning option 3R: “I believe that Option 3R not only has the support of most Lower Manhattan families, but will also best serve our four local schools by building strong, cohesive communities around them.” (Broadsheet Daily)

••• Sorry for the late notice, but at 7 p.m. the Korean Cultural Service will host a screening of Members of the Wedding at Tribeca Cinemas.

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••• Ugly Betty is shooting in Tribeca on Friday, and a ton of streets are affected, so read those flyers closely this time. (Click on image to enlarge.)
••• TriBeCafe, the Greenwich Grill offshoot coming to the Tokyo Bar space on Church, is now due to open Feb. 8 or 9. Related: Greenwich Grill’s $55, five-course Valentine’s Day menu looks like a good deal; there are three choices for each course. Plus, the dining room is pretty in all the right ways. Seatings are limited to two hours, though, so eat quickly.

••• R 20th Century is now open Saturdays, which means you have one more day to see Jeff Zimmerman’s stunning “Drawings in Glass, which comes down this week.


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