Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Photo of the day: ACTIVISM IS BEAUTIFUL !

CYNTHIA NIXON, HARRY BELAFONTE, SUSAN SARANDON

CYNTHIA NIXON, HARRY BELAFONTE, SUSAN SARANDON

Photo of the day: ACTIVISM IS BEAUTIFUL FOR CYNTHIA NIXON, HARRY BELAFONTE AND SUSAN SARANDON – Since we have lived under the greedy dictatorship of Mayor Bloomberg and councilwoman Christine Quinn – we have lost TWELVE, possibly 14 hospital since they have been in office for the last 12 years!! St. John’s hospital on Queens Blvd, where I was born – closed. St. Vincent’s Hospital, founded in 1849, took in the only survivors of the Titanic in 1912. It was at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in Greenwich Village, was first in line to take in the 9/11 victims and lastly took in the passengers from ‘the miracle on the Hudson’ in 2009.

With the voracious greedy appetite and financial payoffs from the real estate Goliaths, the Rudin family, Quinn eased the hospital into becoming luxury condos. She tore down the hospital, the church and the 911 memorial with it so that all memory is gone!
Mayor Bloomberg who acts as the über nanny in not allowing 16 oz sodas to be consumed by New Yorkers, controls what New Yorkers eat under the guise of being concerned for our health, has looked the other way as 12-14 hospital have been shut, turned into condos or are not admitting new patients. This is the reality of our mayor – the city of Bloombergistan.
Councilwoman Christine Quinn wields single handed power to control our laws and see to it that Bloomberg gets his way, if, as a fellow councilmember you vote against her, the funding for your district is cut off or reduced. I could go on.
There is one mayoral candidate who has been at all the protests, getting arrested and is speaking up for the inequality of the Bloomberg greedy years – Bill DeBlasio. In the last few months we have literally been in danger of loosing one hospital a week! This genocide of the middle class is alarming. If New York City were to have another hurricane Sandy or another terror attack – where are the ambulances and hospitals for us to go to?! This is a ticking time bomb. There are some who have the passion to speak out and say ‘enough is enough.’ These are the wonderful New Yorkers such as Cynthia Nixon, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte and mayoral candidate Bill DeBlassio.
On Monday August 19, we all rallied outside the remains of St. Vincent’s hospital in hopes that under a new leadership, the rape of our citizens and it’s hospitals will stop.
ANYBODY BUT QUINN!
BILL DeBLASSIO FOR MAYOR!
SUSAN SARANDON

SUSAN SARANDON

When Cynthia Nixon speaks - Susan Sarandon listens!

When Cynthia Nixon speaks – Susan Sarandon listens!

TWO PROUD MEN

TWO PROUD MEN

WHAT THE FUCK?!

WHAT THE FUCK?!

 

 THE RUINS OF ST VINCENT'S

SARANDON THUMBS UP

SARANDON THUMBS UP

SAVE OUR HOSPITALS

SAVE OUR HOSPITALS

PROUD CYNTHIA NIXON

PROUD CYNTHIA NIXON

NURSES AID

NURSES AID

LOOKING AT ST. VINCENT'S

LOOKING AT ST. VINCENT’S

CYNTHIA NIXON PROTESTS

CYNTHIA NIXON PROTESTS

DEBLASIO AND BELAFONTE

DEBLASIO AND BELAFONTE

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