Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Reality TV in the BoogieDown

No, the cast of the Real World won't be moving to the Bronx anytime soon...

But we're doing reality tv Bronx-style up here in the BoogieDown- Discovery Channel's show 911: The Bronx follows the staff of the emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital as they treat "alcohol and drug abuse patients, gunshot and stabbing victims, STD's, etc" [http://www.foilball.com/911-the-bronx-reality-tv-gets-real/].

The folks over at foilball.com (where we found out about this show) tout the show because of its genuine depiction of the St. Barnabas medical staff's dedication to saving lives and serving the community's healthcare needs.

One thing BoogieDowner is confused about: both foilball.com and this Daily News article refer to St. Barnabas Hospital as being in the South Bronx. It's located at 183rd Street and Third Avenue, which is decidedly not the South Bronx.

There are two more episodes of 911: The Bronx which will air 11/4 and 11/11 at 12pm. We've already missed the first three!

Sounds like quite an intriguing show... although I'm gunna guess it probably won't go a far way in helping to improve the PR image of the BoogieDown.

~ErLu

2 comments:

Mr. Foil said...

Hello, I am the creator and writer of:

http://www.foilball.com.

Indeed St. Barnabas is considered the South Bronx. I just called and spoke to two of my physician friends that work there and they confirmed this with me. Both of them are actually in the 3rd episode that aired yesterday. Dr. John Zambito who has a lot of airtime in the series is actually in Las Vegas right now with his colleagues from St. Barnabas at a medical convention.

I do have to say some of the greatest people I have ever met. Please show your support for the great staff at St. Barnabas.

Also, thank you for quoting my site.

Thank you,
www.foilball.com

Anonymous said...

Fuck St. Barnabas. Terrible staff. Terrible beds. Just terrible in the main. Do literally ANYTHING to avoid going there. I'm sure you've met nice people there, but that does not change the fact that their care is disgustingly below any reasonable standard.