Elliott Carter, a famous American composer, died on Monday in his Greenwich Village apartment. He was 103 and had continued to compose into his 11th decade, completing his last piece in August, The New York Times reported.
Ever since New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn approved the Rudin family's luxury condo conversion plan for St. Vincent's Hospital, there is no full-service hospital in the entire Lower West Side of Manhattan.
It's difficult to know how many people are dying because St. Vincent's Hospital closed. Richard J. Sheirer, the former director of New York City's Office of Emergency Management during the September 11th attacks, fell ill a few blocks away from where St. Vincent's used to be, and he died because he did not receive timely life-saving medical treatment.