St. Vincent's Hospital, a Greenwich Village mainstay for 160 years, is coming off life support, unable to survive $700 million in debt. The hospital is phasing out operations, though Lenox Hill Hospital will at least temporarily run a so-called urgent care operation out of the storied Village medical center.Meanwhile, some 3,500 St. Vincent's employees are spending the hospital's final days saying their final farewells – and looking for work.
What is the NYCity News Service? The NYCity News Service is a new multi-media, Web-based wire service that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations – including newspapers, broadcast stations, wire services and Internet service providers – throughout the world.Where is the News Service based? The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of a state-of-the-art multi-media newsroom at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. The news service aims to serve as a graphic example of how print, broadcast and online techniques are converging in the multi-media news desk of the future.Who provides the content? Stories and other content are reported, written and prepared by students, under the close supervision of the school’s News Service Director and professors – all veteran journalists, led by Dean Stephen B. Shepard.