Hunter College has been engaged to conduct a ''needs assessment,'' to determine if we need a hospital to replace St. Vincent's. Many members of the Lower West Side of Manhattan believe that Hunter College was hired to play bad cop. Activists say that Hunter College is going to issue a report based on a Monkey Survey that there is no need for a hospital, which will give City Council Speaker Christine Quinn a free pass to say, "Hey, guys, it's not my fault that we don't need a hospital. If you are angry, blame Hunter College. Now, how fast can we build more glass and steel luxury condominiums ?"