In the News: Hospital Help

••• “Manhattan’s only remaining hospital south of 14th Street, New York Downtown, has found a white knight willing to take over its debt and return it to good health, hospital officials said Monday. NewYork-Presbyterian [sic] Hospital, one of New York City’s largest academic medical centers, has proposed to take over New York Downtown in a “certificate of need” filed with the State Health Department. The three-page proposal argues that though New York Downtown is projected to have a significant operating loss in 2013, it is vital to Lower Manhattan, including Wall Street, Chinatown and the Lower East Side, especially since the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital after it declared bankruptcy in 2010.” —New York Times

••• Good news: Mooncake Foods opened in FiDi. —Downtown Lunch

••• I dared Downtown Lunch to try Magic Mix Juicery, the new juice bar and raw-food restaurant on Fulton. Her report.

••• Manhattan Loft Guy parses a sale at 92 Chambers.

••• “An 18-foot-high, 90-foot-long illuminated sign proposed to go atop the redeveloped Pier 17 mall was denounced last week as a potential eyesore by City Planning commissioners. They said they feared the sign would mar iconic views of the South Street Seaport.” Iconic what? —Tribeca Trib

little one••• Curbed noticed that 1 White is on the market for $4.25 million.

••• “Officials at the Port Authority, which controls the 16-acre World Trade Center site, are planning to tear up a 4-year-old deal to allow the NYPD to run security at Ground Zero.” —New York Post

••• The recent article about the uplifting graffiti at 1 World Trade Center didn’t mention the racist and sexist slurs that are also scribbled in the building. —New York Daily News

••• Village Voice reviews American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth.

••• “The Bright Horizons daycare facility, which opened in 2006 at Four World Financial Center under the name Merrill Lynch Family Center, is planning to close by August of this year, according to several parents who have children enrolled there, and one staff member.” —Broadsheet


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  1. Sietsema is hilariously parochial. Erik, please promise us you’ll never be that bad.