Protest planned to save historic New York City hospital from wrecking ball

The battle is ongoing to dissuade — or prevent — the Mount Sinai Health System from shutting down the historic New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which it is likely to sell to a developer after dispersing infirmary units to the Manhattan winds.

A group of doctors, conservators and elected officials held a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Village Preservation at 232 E. 11th St. to call on the city to act to block the plan.

The Post first reported on June 15 Mount Sinai’s apparent goal of dismantling the 200-year-old infirmary’s departments, including its surgical and clinical units, and moving them to other facilities on Mount Sinai. Sinai around Manhattan.

Infirmary insiders had told us that Mount Sinai was stealthily moving doctors, lab facilities, and other departments out of the building so he could clear the bridge for a possible sale.

We reported that a sale of the historic century-old building at 218 Second Ave. and a more modern one next door at 310 E. 14th St., which is also part of the infirmary, could fetch up to $70 million based on the current values ​​of the residential development.

A doctor said at the time, “Mount Sinai is going to shut down this building and do everything they can to it.”

The hospital was the setting for the memorable scene of
The hospital was the setting for the memorable scene in “The Godfather” where Al Pacino saves Marlon Brando’s character Don Corleone from assassination.

Crain’s recently released details about how Mt. Sinai would relocate the infirmary units, but the hospital system again declined to comment on its plans for 218 Second Ave.

The weathered old building served as the setting for the memorable scene in “The Godfather” where Al Pacino saves Marlon Brando’s Don Corleone character from assassination.

A city landmark designation would prevent a new owner from demolishing the structure.

Tuesday’s press conference will feature Andrew Berman, director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, doctors and nursing staff, District 74 State Assemblyman Harvey Epstein, and d other elected officials.

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