Protest planned to save historic NYC hospital from wrecking ball

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The historical  New York Eye and Ear Infirmary astatine  218 Second Ave., right, and adjacent gathering  astatine  310 E. 14th St. successful  the East Village. The historical New York Eye and Ear Infirmary astatine 218 Second Ave., right, and adjacent gathering astatine 310 E. 14th St. successful the East Village. Credit: Stefan Jeremiah for New

The conflict is connected to dissuade — oregon forestall — Mt. Sinai Health System from closing the historical New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which it’s apt to merchantability to a developer aft it scatters the Infirmary’s units to the Manhattan winds.

A radical of doctors, preservationists and elected officials person acceptable a property league for Tuesday astatine 2:30 p.m. astatine Village Preservation astatine 232 E. 11th St. to request metropolis enactment to artifact the plan.

The Post archetypal reported connected June 15 of Mt. Sinai’s evident extremity of breaking up the 200-year-old Infirmary’s departments, including its surgical and objective units, and relocating them to different Mt. Sinai facilities astir Manhattan. 

Infirmary insiders had told america that Mount Sinai was stealthily moving physicians, laboratory facilities and different departments retired of the gathering truthful that it could wide the platform for a imaginable sale.

We reported that a merchantability of the historic, century-old gathering astatine 218 Second Ave. and a much modern 1 adjacent doorway astatine 310 E. 14th St. which is besides portion of the Infirmary could fetch up to $70 cardinal based connected existent values for residential development.

One doc said astatine the time, “Mount Sinai is going to adjacent this gathering and marque immoderate they tin connected it.”

The infirmary  was the mounting  for the memorable country   successful  “The Godfather” wherever  Al Pacino rescues Marlon Brando’s Don Corleone quality  from assassination.The infirmary was the mounting for the memorable country successful “The Godfather” wherever Al Pacino rescues Marlon Brando’s Don Corleone quality from assassination.

Crain’s precocious carried details of however Mt. Sinai would relocate Infirmary units, but the infirmary strategy again declined to remark connected its plans for 218 Second Ave. 

The weathered, aged gathering was the mounting for the memorable country successful “The Godfather” wherever Al Pacino rescues Marlon Brando’s Don Corleone quality from assassination.

A metropolis landmark designation would forestall a caller proprietor from demolishing the structure.

Tuesday’s property league volition beryllium attended by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation manager Andrew Berman, Infirmary doctors and unit members, District 74 authorities Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and different elected officials.