It would be an understatement to say the emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center in the East Village is bursting at the seams.
There have been so many stories of fear, bravery and determination following Superstorm Sandy, perhaps none so dramatic as those from several New York City hospitals forced to evacuate in the middle of the storm.
The emergency room is expected to be ready for limited services in about a month, according to the hospital. Full hospital operations are not expected until February
From Manhattan to Queens, hospitals remained closed Wednesday night while smaller facilities are being forced to pick up the slack. A lack of space at the city’s medical facilities is leaving no room for error.
More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those who have been without power for most of the week.
The physician offices, outpatient procedures and diagnostic testing sites will resume operation starting on Monday, according to a release sent out by the hospital. The main hospital and the emergency room, however, will remain closed due to superstorm Sandy.
Bellevue Hospital was evacuating 500 patients Wednesday due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
A 25-year-old man was found lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk in front of 25 West 14th Street around 4:30 Sunday morning, police said.
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After the not guilty verdict was handed down, Ian Clement expressed relief and his sympathy for the Dershowitz family. Dershowitz’s husband Nathan, who is a lawyer, said after the verdict that he believes in the jury system but wished he had been part of the prosecution team.
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Postal supervisor Marina Garcia testified that she repeatedly asked Clement why he drove off and did not get out of his truck. Clement just shrugged and had a nervous smile, Garcia testified.
In the past three months, the city has agreed to pay out nearly $4.4 million in settlements for prisoner beatings or deaths, according to a New York Times report.
Three of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire during Friday’s Empire State Building shooting remained hospitalized on Saturday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that all nine bystanders were hit by police officers’ bullets.
The FDNY said the worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still sorting through Friday night’s chaos during an event at Webster Hall. Punk-rock bassist Harley Flanagan faces assault and weapons charges.
“Officer Groves is clearly lucky to be alive,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “He was shot from no more than eight feet away. He would have almost certainly have been killed if it wasn’t for his bullet-resistant vest.”