St. Vincent's Deal Creates New School on Hospital Site

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.

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:38 AM EDT
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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.     

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.     

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.     

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

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