Petition Closed

This petition from the Coalition for a New Village Hospital calls upon the New York City Planning Commission to deny the Rudin Organization's plan to convert former site of St. Vincent's Hospital into 450 luxury condominums.   For more information, please visit:

Letter to
Chair, New York City Planning Commission Hon. Amanda M. Burden
WE THE UNDERSIGNED call upon the New York City Planning Commission to deny the ULURP application by the Rudin Organization to convert the East Campus of the former St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of Manhattan (SVCMC) to 450 market rate condominiums.

All plans previously submitted and all approvals previously granted for these sites were specifically contingent on the inclusion of a full service hospital. Furthermore, no Certificate of Appropriateness has ever been granted for these sites.

The current application by The Rudin Organization does not include a hospital. As such, it does not comply with the requirements of the 2009 LPC “judicial hardship” approval. Nor does it comply with the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code in that this sale and the proposed Rudin plan does not continue the charitable mission of SVCMC as it is required to, namely to provide a full service hospital.

This plan also does not comply with New York State N-PCL Sections 510 and 511 in that it does not continue the charitable mission of SVCMC, nor does it offer fair or reasonable consideration to us, the stakeholders.

The City Planning Commission is responsible for the conduct of planning relating to the orderly growth and development of the City, including adequate and appropriate resources for the housing, business, industry, transportation, distribution, recreation, culture, comfort, convenience, health and welfare of its population. This application lacks a certificate of appropriateness, lacks relevant lawful permission to proceed and does not include adequate resources for the health and welfare of New York City’s population.

We call upon you to deny this unlawful application. Thank you.