Teamsters Local 237

Latino Heritage Celebration 2010

Captain George Ortega

George Ortega

Citywide Division
Hospital Police Officer

Bellevue Hospital

Captain George Ortega rose through the ranks since 1998 when he started his career at Lincoln Hospital. He was promoted to detective, sergeant, and became a captain at Bellevue Hospital in April 2010. 

Oral History Project

Hercules Cornish: Caretaker J Stores Man

Herclules CornishHercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.

Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.

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