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  • Mike Suko

    question re area hospitals:

    I’ve heard pretty scary things about the 2 hospitals in Brooklyn that are closest (< 20 minutes drive) to our community.

    I've also heard that the EMS works under a strict protocol NOT to listen to patients – even when fully functioning – as to their preferences in terms of which hospital to be taken to. (I have limited info, obviously, but I've only heard of EMT's taking people to Brooklyn Hosp. Center – near BAM – or Methodist in Park Slope.)

    Last, Google maps identifies the NY Presb. "Downtown" Hospital on William St. in Manhattan as the shortest drive – 13 minutes from even my not close to the Brooklyn Bridge Heights location.

    So, the 2 related questions are:

    a) Has anyone had ER experiences with BHC, Methodist or Downtown? (good or bad)

    b) Am I right that NYP-Downtown is "out of the picture" unless one gets there by subway, uber, etc.? (Related – If so, WHY?)

  • Guest

    I’ve had the ambulance take me to NYU in the city per my request. There was a little hesitation but they ended up taking me there without much of an issue.

  • Andrew Porter

    I’ve already paid for my 3-day ticket to the Brooklyn Folk Festival, but it may not be held due to Corona Virus concerns, the organizers wrote to me, after I asked them what is happening.

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  • Montaguy

    It is very hard to convince the EMS folks to go to an emergency center of your choice since they work under strict guidelines. In this respect Brooklyn Heights residents are at great disadvantage: Manhattan is out of the question in most cases, and the best you can get would be some lousy hospitals like Kings County or Lutheran.

  • AEB

    Yes, I’ve had personal experience with and at Methodist several times. The treatment I received there–medical care, attention and attitude–were on all occasions excellent. (I’m referring to treatment after admission, not in their ER.)

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    If health care and medical emergencies are high on your list of priorities, BH certainly is not the best neighborhood….Upper West Side & East Side would be the best places in the city to live in.

  • Knight

    I went to the ER at Brooklyn Hosp Ctr two years ago. The care that I received in the ER was excellent and the care that I received after admission was even better. I was upset a few months ago when United Healthcare said that I can no longer BHC. The closest hospital in their network is Beth Israel on First Ave.!

  • TeddyNYC

    It’s been about 20 years since my visit to the ER at Methodist, but I remember I was treated well there. My dad also received good treatment there. I was actually born there.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Very cool that they got Duke Riley to do the poster (or got some of his artwork anyway). Duke’s a great guy.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Private, for-profit school to open above Macy’s on Fulton. It will be Preschool through 12 and the tuition will be $49,606. It expects to eventually enroll 2,500 students.

  • Rachel Horowitz

    Come one come all to a mass gathering at the Monroe Place block party April Third. Families on Monroe are requested the fee of twenty to forty dollars suggested fee to insure the event proceeds smoothly. Anyone with suggestions welcome…

  • KXrVrii1

    Interesting interview. I completely agree with the comment: “Downtown Brooklyn, where our school is going to be, you know, right on top of the old Macy’s store, was never seen as an ideal location for an independent school. But no one anticipated the forest of residential buildings that are being built down there.”