NYC Has Deal To Preserve St. Vincent’s Hospital

NEW YORK (AP / CBSNewYork) – The city has announced a deal that preserves a historic building and creates a new school on the site of a former Greenwich Village hospital.

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the plan also calls for a reduction in the number of new apartments, funds for affordable housing and arts education in local schools.

It doesn’t include a new hospital to replace the shuttered St. Vincent’s.

But Quinn said, “As part of the agreement, we are going to have a 24-hour comprehensive health care center on 7th Avenue.”

Last year, a bankruptcy court approved the sale of the hospital to Rudin Management. The developer will turn the historic medical center into a walk-in emergency facility.

Community activists told The New York Times they still hoped for a full-service hospital. They said otherwise the deal addressed their concerns.

Another piece of the plan is the city buying a seven-story building at 75 Morton Street.

“That is going to be made into school space for West Village residents.”

Quinn says Rudin has also agreed to build a permanent public park on 7th Avenue between Greenwich and 12th streets, and it will contain an AIDS memorial.

The plan needs approval from the City Planning Commission and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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  • raf

    The park will be a magnet for the homeless, skateborders and the OWS crowd.

  • Et

    Et needs to eat you.

  • The Realist

    What’s really needed is a new law requiring hospitals to stay open forever, with absolutely ZERO regard for any financial considerations.

  • Schniff M-tookus

    Look at all the schools we have now that are filled with teachers who are not permitted to teach. People are dumb and getting even dumber as a result and, if history is correct and keeps repeating, stupidity and ignorance are a human tradition, a rite of passage if you will. Therefore, we do not need another school. We need more hospitals to care for the educated slobs who over eat, over drink, and, yes, over medicate.

  • Save St. Vincent's

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  • Dr. Steve Auerbach

    Your headline is a falsehood belied by the actual article. According to the article there will be no hospital. In facf there will be no real emergency room and no hosital, just a 2 bed urgi-clinic and 23-hour holding area. Still no hospital on West Side of Manhattan below 59Street. Nothing for Chelsea, Clinton, West Village, TriBeCa, etc. People already have died due to length of transport. But your headline perpetuate a falsehood. Why?

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