Thursday, April 16, 2009

Update on Nicole Gagne, Good News.

The Queens Gazette - "Jewelry designer, and tenant in the building Nicole Gagne, (37), remains in critical condition in the Trauma Unit at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, where she was taken after an external staircase at the 5 Pointz building collapsed on April 10, trapping her under some 20 feet of bricks and debris.

Gagne, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, left her art studio at the building at 45-11 Davis St. at about 6 p.m. and was heading to the street when a 20-foot section of the staircase gave way on the third floor of the local landmark building, fire officials said."
Further on in the story though, there is a prognosis.
"Bellevue Hospital officials said that Gagne underwent surgery on Friday night and is expected to make a full recovery."
This of course, does not obviate the need for continued prayer, but we are grateful to God for his care so far. More from the NY Daily News:
"To help pay for her medical expenses, Cohen and other artists are organizing a fund-raiser, which they are hoping to hold within the next two months at nearby P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center.

Write to for information on how to help Gagne."

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Carol said...

Thank you for the update on Nicole.
She was very fortunate not to have been killed!
Is the outside stairway the only entrance? The video said the artists have not been permitted to return to their studios.

Carol said...

There is a new and very good story about the Crane Street Studio stairway/fire escape collapse in today's (4/18) New York Times.
Ms. Gagne remains in Belleview Hospital in serious condition.