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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Transfer Of Roosevelt Island Goldwater Hospital Land For Cornell NYC Tech Campus Subject Of NYC Health & Hospitals Corp Public Hearing Today 6 PM - Will Future Of Current Patients Be Addressed As Well?

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
The Roosevelt Island Community is encouraged to attend a public hearing hosted by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation concerning the transfer of land and building to the City of New York, located on the campus of the Goldwater Speciality Hospital & Nursing Facility.

When: Thursday, July 11th at 6 PM

Where: Goldwater Speciality Hospital & Nursing Facility (1 Main Street- Main Floor Auditorium)

Speakers must register in advance by calling 212-788-3360. On site registration on 7/11 begins at 5:30 PM and closes at 6:30 PM.

** Advance Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 10th**

For more information, please visit


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
As previously reported, Goldwater Hospital

 will be closed later this year to make way for Cornell NYC Tech campus and:
... more than 300 patients will be relocated to new facility at North General Hospital in East Harlem at the end of October 2013 and other patients will be transferred to Coler campus on Roosevelt Island at the same time. There will also be 175 mobility impaired affordable apartments for Coler Hospital patients in a new facility being built on 99th street across from Metropolitan Hospital scheduled to open in the spring/summer of 2015....
NYC Health and Hospital Corp (HHC) representatives discussed the closing of Goldwater Hospital and relocation of current patients during an April 16 Community Board 8 meeting. At that time, plans were still being finalized. Here's video of that meeting.

UPDATE 10 PM - Here's what happened at tonight's NYC HHC Public Hearing on the transfer of Goldwater Hospital land for the new Cornell NYC Tech campus. Goldwater Hospital residents and supporters testified about their fears and concerns at the closing of the hospital. Needless to say that Mayor Bloomberg was not very popular among the Goldwater patients and workers.

Make sure to watch very moving testimony of a Goldwater resident at 7 minute mark and a worker at 22 minute 45 second mark.

Will have more on this meeting in the coming days.


CheshireKitty said...

This seems a bit after-the-fact; also, didn't the City always own Goldwater - including the land, buildings, etc.? How can Goldwater be "transferred" to the City if it has always been City property?

rilander said...

Simple: Bureau of Burocracy, down the hall from the department of redundancy department!