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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Another promise gone with the wind
Well, what else is new? The VA Medical Center, which is right above Peter Cooper Village and which PCVST veterans, like myself, can use, was supposed to open in March, but now that timeline has being extended, despite supposed federal aid of $228 million, according to the latest Town & Village:
"VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Director Martina Parauda recently said that she expects the Manhattan VA Medical Center to be open for some outpatient services in March and for inpatients no later than July 1." But it may take at least two years before full restoration!!!
T & V also reported that the closing of the hospital "has had a ripple effect on the local economy in recent months." One deli has lost about 50 percent of business.
New York can build high-rises in two months (except Freedom Tower!), but fixing up a VA hospital takes an eternity.
Excellent way to treat veterans and the business community in this neighborhood. Calling Mayor Bloomberg.