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Statement on Beth Israel Closure Rumors

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer issued the following statement in response to press reports suggesting Beth Israel Medical Center may close:

“My office is looking for answers to the questions raised by recent reports that Beth Israel might be closing. If true, such a closure would be a major loss to the downtown community.

“But it’s my understanding that long-approved site plans for the hospital’s location are restricted to a ‘large-scale community facility’ and can’t be changed without a ULURP process. So I’m hopeful that a significant health care function there can be preserved — and that’s what I’ll fight for.”

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