Makers of The Lost Village Query Publisher
Director Roger Paradiso questioned, on camera, WestView Publisher George Capsis as to what he has lost in the rapidly changing West Village. Capsis recounted an early morning walk to St. Vincent’s Emergency Room with his wife who was experiencing an uncontrollable nosebleed induced by blood thinners. During that visit, he discovered his neighbors in need: (1) a very young girl at a Village party who is offered drugs for the first time and has a bad reaction, (2) a friendly neighbor who comes in with his elderly father who is having chest pains, (3) a young NYU student who cannot make it home after drinking too much at a party. Capsis argued in the film that the hospital was an integral part of the community.