Oppose the Mega-Complex Being Proposed by New York Methodist Hospital
  • Petitioning Ms. Lyn Hill

This petition will be delivered to:

VP, Communications and External Affairs, New York Methodist Hospital
Ms. Lyn Hill
District Manager, Brooklyn Community Board 6
Mr. Craig Hammerman
New York City Council
Councilman Brad Lander
President and CEO, New York Methodist Hospital
Mr. Mark Mundy

Oppose the Mega-Complex Being Proposed by New York Methodist Hospital

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      Preserve Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital is moving aggressively to expand their medical complex which was selectively excluded from the Park Slope Historic District in 2009.  Unless we act quickly and demand a revised plan that works in harmony with the surrounding blocks, this mega-project will permanently and irrevocably alter the “pleasant, tree-lined streets and wide avenues containing houses of generally low height” that described the area in 1980, when the neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

According to documents filed by the hospital:

The current proposal calls for a nine story, 152 foot high structure in the center of a densely populated residential neighborhood.

The current proposal will require the complete demolition of 16 architecturally desirable buildings.

The project will eliminate at least 82 occupied residential units including 6 low income rent controlled units and has the potential to permanently alter the quality of life for residents and surrounding businesses.

More than 221,317 annual visitors will add untold numbers of cars, ambulettes and commercial vehicles to already clogged streets.

Despite the fact that this is the largest construction project to be undertaken in Park Slope since the area was declared a landmark district, the new complex is being planned without adequate public input.

Sign our petition to oppose the current plan and demand that New York Methodist Hospital dramatically scale back the size and scope of the complex being proposed and present a plan that is respectful of the neighborhood and meaningfully mitigates community concerns about environmental impact, neighborhood character, traffic, and safety.

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    • Stephen Quinn BROOKLYN, NY
      • 7 months ago

      They are trying to close Hospitals, Methodist wants to intrusive building. Really?

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    • Matt Bohart BROOKLYN, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Moved to Park Slope from Bklyn. Heights when I was an infant (one year old--in 1969). So I'm from Park Slope, and my mother and stepfather still live in Park Slope.

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    • Mary Leou BROOKLYN NY, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Quality of life is important to me as a resident over 45 years

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    • Robert Mazza BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I live only one block from Methodist Hospital, and for aesthetic reasons, a large modern complex would ruin the character of Park Slope even more the current complex has done.

      In addition, it would create much more traffic and, with it, pollution.

      I would also like to see the (rarely used) bike lane along the Prospect Park dismantled. It too causes traffic congestion and the pollution that brings, and spoils the beautiful view of the park and Grand Army Plaza looking down Prospect Park West. This is another example of special interests running roughshod over a community.

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    • Joan Boyle NEW YORK, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Motor vehicles are speeding and ignoring red lights throughtout New York city, too many children have been killed.

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