Dear QC :
The Manhattan CB2 meeting was to discuss LIJ installing an "urgent care center" in the former space of Saint Vincent's Hospital. The chair of the meeting (he's not the chair of CB2), Brad Hoylman, physically and forcibly yanked the microphone out of Yetta Kurland's hands, in order to silence her at last night's meeting.
In this one, cops were called out (they appear in the end), to try to silence some angry citizens at last night's meeting:
The Queens angle could be: look at how difficult it is to try to get back a hospital, after one has closed. The political machine works against us, including using intimidating and physical tactics such as calling cops and yanking microphones out of our very hands.
Thanks and respectful regards,
Brad Hoylman yanked the mic? You mean this guy?