NYU’s Langone Medical Center has announced it will be establishing a new facility at Essex Crossing, the large mixed-use complex now rising on the former Seward Park urban renewal site.
In a press release, the institution went public with “a generous multimillion dollar gift from Joan H. Tisch to establish the new Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center.” It’s being called an extension of the already existing Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. More from the release:
The Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, serving both men and women, will be located in one of the most vibrant areas in Manhattan near the Delancey Street entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge. The site is expected to open late 2018, and will provide a comprehensive array of services, including primary care, ambulatory surgery, urgent care, cardiac procedures, orthopaedics and sports medicine, plastic surgery, and more. The 40,000 square-foot site will span three floors and will house approximately two dozen physicians who will care for an estimated 300 to 350 patients per day.
NYU did not specify where in Essex Crossing the center would be created. We have a call into the development team and will update this post when more info becomes available.
UPDATE: 3:40 p.m. We’re told by a spokesperson for Essex Crossing that the Tisch Center will be located on site 6, where 100 units of senior housing will also be built. Financing for that parcel is expected to be in place by the fall, and construction will begin a short time later. The lease has not yet been signed but the contract should be finalized soon.
Incidentally, the developers are still deciding on a replacement tenant for the Educational Alliance’s dual generation school that was initially part of the project. The Educational Alliance decided to drop plans for the school some months ago. The replacement will be some type of community facility.
Essex Crossing includes 1,000 apartments, a 14-screen movie theater, a new Essex Street Market, a cultural facility and other amenities still to be named.