City Diary

City Diary: Manhattan Loses an Artistic Landmark

It was quirky, and not even that pretty, but I liked it and now its gone.  So many of Manhattan’s artistic landmarks have been obliterated in the past decade, knocked down or covered up by drab glass walled buildings, and this is one of them. I photogaphed

  16.11.2011

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Joins Occupy Wall Street March

When I heard the news late Friday evening that 92 year old folk singing legend Pete Seeger was participating in an Occupy Wall Street rally on the West Side of Manhattan, I grabbed my camera and went to take a look.  I wasn’t disappointed, and posted

  24.10.2011

City Diary: What’s Going On Downtown?

The Occupy Wall Street demonstration, that’s what. There’s been so much press about the goings on downtown that I went to see for myself and share some photos on my blog.  I took the subway to Wall Street, and once I got off the demonstrators were

  9.10.2011

A Glimpse of Manhattan After 9/11

As the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 rolls around, I searched my negatives for photos I took in the days after the disaster.  They were in storage and I scanned some of them for this post, which is dedicated to the memory of the people who

  2.09.2011

City Diary: Incident on the Brooklyn Bridge

I carry my camera around Manhattan, especially on weekends when my wife and I go adventuring around the City.  Sometimes when conditions line up correctly I might get some interesting shots.  This occurs when the light is right, my battery is charged, and I remember to

  8.06.2011

Memorial Shrine to a Closed Hospital

After servicing the Downtown Manhattan Community for 160 years, St. Vincent’s Hospital is now closed except for some outpatient services. I still go there for my wound care clinic, and passed by the old emergency room where I took the photos posted here. This is the

  5.05.2010

Tears and Anger at St. Vincent’s Hospital

Yesterday, in a clumsily administered coup de grace to St. Vincent’s Hospital, 3,500 pink slips were handed out to all employees.  It sounds unbelievable but that is what I wrote – all employees.  This applies to maintenance people, lab techs, nurses, nursing assistants, chaplains, secretaries, research

  13.04.2010

The Sinking of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan

When the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in April, 1912, survivors were brought to New York City by the rescue ship Carpathia.  They were unloaded on the West Side docks and brought directly to St. Vincent’s Hospital where 106 of them were treated.   Now, In one

  11.04.2010

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.