This photo of giant letter C just came in from a reader this morning as they past by Sylvia's at 126th Street and Lenox. Does anyone know what this letter situation is about? There seems to be always something interesting happening on Lenox these days. UPDATE: Here is the link to the site for this project: www.BigYellowC.com
That section of Lenox seems to be where it's at!ReplyDelete
Sesame Street letter of the day?ReplyDelete
It's a public health campaign to raise awareness for Hepatitis C.ReplyDelete
If that letter C stands for "Hepatitis C" I'm sure Sylvia is not to thrilled of having it at her front door, or any other food establishment. Hep C can also travel through unsanitized areas.ReplyDelete
It's an unfortunate place to put a reminder on the dangers of tainted food.
Unless somebody is trying to tell Sylvia something.
I was gonna say that, Vic, but exercised rare (for me) restraint.ReplyDelete
Hepatitis C isn't spread through food or 'unsanitary conditions' (although Hepatitis A is) -- it is transmitted through "blood on blood" contact -- i.e. transfusions, unsterilized medical equipment, sharing needles, and very very rarely sex. This campaign is in recognition of the recent advance in the treatment of hep C -- there are two new drugs that demonstrate cure rates for genotype 1 of >80% (previously less than 50%). I'm a harlem resident and a doc that treats this disease; if you'd like more information on getting tested or treated: www.chronicliverdisease.orgReplyDelete
allday—sorry for being snide and glad to hear of the advances in treating hep CReplyDelete
Allday - thank you for explaining the difference between Hep A and Hep C. I was going to but you're far more knowledgable than I am. Hep C is a horrible disease and awareness is so important.ReplyDelete
I'll throw one more thing out there -- everyone should be tested for this disease (tell your friends and family); nearly 1/3 persons infected don't know it and are often asymptomatic. A pitch for my program: we have funding to test and treat persons both with and without insurance, so give us a call if you'd like more information: Mount Sinai HEALS (212) 824-7460ReplyDelete
Added the link to the project's website to the post.ReplyDelete
It's also one on East 125th by Duane Reade.ReplyDelete
It's wonderful that all of the previous comments were regarding a very important health issue. But the letter "C" was in front of Sylvia's for a TV car service commercial. Carmel car service filmed the commercial that is already on TV. FYI.ReplyDelete
Yeah, bit of a let down! What a daft commercial, but guess that's the point. Looks like it was filmed outside of Sylvia's.ReplyDelete