Yetta Kurland - Presenting Petitions to Rudin Family to Block Condo Conversion of St. Vincent's
At a community board meeting on June 8, 2011, the activist and civil rights lawyer Yetta Kurland presented a stack of over 7,500 signatures on a petition to a representative of the Rudin real estate development family. The petition demands that the Rudin Family must be blocked from undertaking a luxury condominium conversion of the former site of St. Vincent's Hospital. In her presentation, Ms. Kurland explained the history of a prior deal that gave the Rudin Family use of a hardship exemption, but, which Ms. Kurland said, no longer applies. Watch the video for more information.