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Ripple Effect From St. Vincent's Closure

The New York Times reports on the effects of the St. Vincent's closure on businesses in surrounding Greenwich Village:

St. Vincent's, 160 years old and one of the major institutions of Greenwich Village, brought thousands of people to this sector of the neighborhood. Its 400 beds brought in not only patients but also their visiting families and friends. Before the hospital stopped taking emergency room patients in late April, its work force included more than 3,500 doctors, nurses, administrators and others.

Mr. Najda, son of the Lebanese immigrant who opened Jessie's Express Cafe three decades ago, is already mourning the customers who gave him a lift. . . .

With his business down 75 percent, Mr. Najda said, he has had to cut his staff of six in half.

Already, Burritoville and the Top Men barber shop, both on Seventh Avenue, have closed. Residents fear that they may also lose other businesses, like Mr. Najda's.

Read the rest of the article on the New York Times website.


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