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I have had extensive talks with the man in charge of strategy and development at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Andrew Brotman, encouraging them to build a hospital Downtown. I even offered to build it for them.
Now, Observer reports, “NYU Langone Medical Center is eyeing a new facility at the massive, 1.9-million-square-foot Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side, as the developers behind the project eye more construction start dates.
The hospital has been in ongoing talks to sign a lease at Site 6 of the multi-parcel project, a spokesman for developer Delancey Street Associates—the joint venture made up of Taconic Investment Partners, L+M Development Partners and BFC Partners—told Commercial Observer.
Langone originally announced last week that the Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Medical Center would open in 40,000 square feet at the site covering three floors, according to The Lo-Down, a blog that covers the neighborhood. The press release making the announcement was then pulled from the Internet after the story posted.”