COVID-19 update: The Physicians Pavilion: The Brooklyn Hospital Center opens brand new facility in Fort Greene
On the front lines of the war on COVID-19, there are many civilian heroes going out of their way, as volunteers and contributors. Also, many who are elected to serve are going the extra mile. In this column the Eagle hopes to give our readers an ongoing update on those fighting in the front lines.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center has moved its specialty practices into a brand new building, called The Physicians Pavilion, on 86 St. Felix Street in Fort Greene. The building, with its modern décor, state-of-the-art exam rooms and beautiful views, is now officially open, the Brooklyn Hospital Center announced on Monday. The new building takes the takes on the previous roles of the Maynard Building at 240 Willoughby Ave. “Our community deserves the very best, and we are proud to provide them that with the Physicians Pavilion,” said TBHC President and CEO Gary Terrinoni.
Speaker Corey Johnson and Councilmember Ritchie Torres on Sunday sent a letter to Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett requesting a full and independent investigation of the NYPD’s mishandling of the weekend’s protests. The two officials also requested a probe of the general policies and practices of the NYPD relating to mass demonstrations. “Any investigation by the City should be conducted independently, not in coordination with or under the supervision of the Corporation Counsel or any other office or agency directly controlled by the mayor,” the officials wrote. “The public must have confidence in our response.”
Art in DUMBO has announced that the annual exhibition event DUMBO Open Studios is pivoting to a virtual format for 2020, giving visitors all over the world the opportunity to participate in the beloved event while staying safe. This year, DUMBO Open Studios will feature more than 100 artists and art organizations from DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. The artists will welcome the public to view art and studios online. The event will take place this Friday, June 5 through Monday, June 8.
New York supportive housing provider Breaking Ground has partnered with the Gotham Organization, which owns Gotham West Market and La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, to deliver meals to 150 seniors who call two of its supportive residences — The Domenech and Redwood Senior Living — home. Gotham Organization has ensured that these seniors received a freshly made meal each week during stay at home orders. To date, the partnership has delivered more than 400 meals. “When the Gotham Organization learned of the need, they delivered on a first set of meals in just a few days, and since then arranged for delivery of weekly meals for all of our residents,” Breaking Ground President and CEO Brenda Rosen said. “Now, our seniors and staff are over the moon.”
Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Jonnel Doris has announced the launch of the Home Health Aide Program to support the City’s long-term care sector during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The program is an online, no-cost training that prepares New Yorkers with the necessary skills to care for individuals in their homes, under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. “New Yorkers work best when we work together. This program is a step to ensure every community is well equipped and supported as we continue to work to reopen our City,” Doris said.
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