Free Health Care & Spirited Activism Transform NYC Public Spaces Saturday from Washington Square to Union Square to St. Vincent’s Triangle

by cathryn on March 26, 2013

Occupy Town Square, Strike Debt, and other Occupy Wall Street groups, gathered together Saturday, March 23rd for “Medical Emergency: Life or Debt” with Washington Square Park as the hub. Shortly after 2 p.m., a march commenced that wound past the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, stopped at Union Square, and then onto the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital. All day long, across the street from the park, Judson Church was transformed into a community health center with free reiki, massage, acupuncture, yoga, reflexology, and “ask a doctor” services. Photos from the day follow.

First, on the Fountain Plaza…



March begins going past Garibaldi statue…

Police holding up the end of the line…

Squirrel keeps watch…

A Tour bus drives by Washington Square South…

Past Site of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire…

At Union Square…

10 hospitals have closed across New York City since 2006. (10!!)


Across from Former St. Vincent’s Hospital Location:

Yetta Kurland speaks, Coalition for a new Village Hospital

Police, Seventh Avenue

Past St. Vincent’s O’Toole Bldng

Status of St. Vincent’s site..

What’s coming…? Why condos!

And just to wind up back at Washington Square… and the Arch (earlier…)

 

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