East Siders happy Beth Israel closure paused, but seek long-term solution to keep hospital open

Dozens gathered in Abe Lebewohl Park for a rally and march on Saturday to celebrate the New York Department of Health’s (DOH) decision to halt the closure of Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — at least for now.

Activists also called on Mount Sinai Health System Officials to negotiate about restoring services at both Beth Israel Medical Center and the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.