The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost. - The New York Times
A doctor from New Hampshire came to NYC to save lives. He was staying at his brother’s apartment until the co-op board told him to take a hike, great story via ⁦
“The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.” This is not just any doctor. This is the airway guru of emergency medicine. Essentially Superman flew in and was told he’s not welcome. TREAT DOCTORS BETTER.
Dr. Richard Levitan, a New Hampshire emergency physician, came to New York to volunteer in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Then he got a text from his brother: “Looks like our apartment building doesn’t want you staying in our apt.”
About New York: A Doctor comes home to New York to save lives. The CoOp Board told him to get lost. The virus eats our humanity. Valor, villainy, and ugliness.
The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost. When an emergency room doctor traveled from New Hampshire to battle the coronavirus in New York, he moved into his brother’s building … but not for long.
“Fear can make ordinary people turn valorous or villainous or just unattractive.”
Fun fact: Dr. Levitan is the doctor who was turned away by that (awful) co-op board. #coronavirus #COVID19 #covid #Coronavirusnyc
The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
#NYC: The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
NIMBY at its worst ... The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
When an emergency room doctor traveled from New Hampshire to battle the coronavirus in New York, he moved into his brother’s building … but the co-op board kicked him out.
“This is the airway challenge of the century,” Dr. Levitan said. “I’m an airway guy. I’m not going to sit this one out.” One thing he hadn't counted on: The board at his brother's Upper West Side co-op wouldn't let him crash there.
Shameful. No one delivers outrage better than , not nobody.
Oh no. What about all the empty hotels like the Four Seasons?
This, on the other hand, seriously: what the fuck. I have no words.
Coop boards suck, Covid edition PS: Not all do. One of our neighbors offered their empty apartment for my doc wife to stay should she need to isolate from us. Another neighbor gave us a box of N95s, another is baking bread & cookies for the kids. 😍
Mayor de Blasio! Governor Cuomo! Forbid this. Now! This is why emergency regulation was invented. The entire city of NYC should apologize to this generous physician.
Peak NIMBY'ism. We need to fight #COVID19 united, not divided. #TogetherApart
Crises bring out the best in us, bring us together, bla bla bla...The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
Oh ffs. The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
The Doctor Came to Save Lives. The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.
Lots of stories about heroes in a crisis....and then this, via