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Dear City Planning Chair Burden, Speaker Quinn & Borough President Stringer:

I am writing to express my strong support for the ULURP application currently under consideration to convert the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus into a new health care and residential development project. The project has my full support because it will bring huge benefits to Greenwich Village and the Westside, including:

  • Healthcare: The new North Shore-LIJ Comprehensive Care Center will restore healthcare — including 24/7 emergency services — for the Westside of Manhattan which has suffered as a result of the closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital.
  • Economic Development: The project will create thousands of new union jobs, will boost our local economy and generate significant new tax revenue for the City.
  • Design: The proposed project reduces the height and bulk of the campus and respects the goals of the Greenwich Village Historic District.
  • Open Space: the plan includes creation of a new, 15,000 square foot public park.
  • Sustainability: With the certification as the City’s first LEED-Neighborhood Development project, the new design will feature green roofs and other energy saving features.
  • Education/Social Services: Thanks to the efforts of the community and the Rudin Family, this project facilitates the creation of a new, 563-seat school at the Foundling Hospital, maintains the services of the Foundling Hospital in the neighborhood and even creates a new school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

It is rare that a project includes so many public benefits for the community and the City of New York, and I urge you to approve it.


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