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LINCOLN HONORS GEORGE RODRIGUEZ
Lincoln Hospital honored George Rodriguez, Community Advisory Board chairman, for his 50 years of serving the Bronx and NYC on Friday, February 8. Born in Salina, Puerto Rico, George
Rodriguez arrived in New York destined to touch the lives of millions, many of whom will never know him personally but whose lives will forever be infl uenced by his vision, passion,
compassion and willingness to serve. At Lincoln he is an icon credited with forcing NYC to open a newly built Lincoln Hospital, desperately needed to include care for the growing Spanish
speaking population in the Bronx.
(l-r) Milton Nunez, Lincoln CEO; Air Force veteran George Rodriguez; daughter Rosie Jordan; grand daughter Michelle Jordan and
niece Ivette Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Lincoln Hospital
(l-r) A family of activists, George Rodriguez, Sr.; Carmen
Rodriguez and George Rodriguez.
Photo courtesy of Lincoln Hospital
PARK AVENUE GREEN RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY
Councilman Rafael Salamanca joined NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Molly Park, MBD executive Derrick Lovett and Omni NY to cut the ribbon for
Park Avenue Green. A 154-unit energy effi cient constructed development has rents as low as $702 and on-site resident/community services provided by MBD Community Housing Corp.
Councilman Salamanca (c) and others celebrated the grand opening of Park Avenue Green. Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s Offi ce