Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Another passing landmark

My friend David France has an article in NY Magazine about the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He recounts how this hospital in Greenwich Village came to be the last stand of so many gay men in their losing fight with AIDS in the late 1980s and early 1990s. My own friend John Moroney died there. Sad reading, but as NY changes under the competing pressures of real estate developers and a bad economy it's definitely worth remembering what we'll be losing with the loss of yet another landmark, even an ugly utilitarian one.

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