Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Learn some emergency preparedness tips tomorrow (Wednesday!) on Astor Place

[Call me Snake]

Via the EVG inbox this afternoon...

The New York City Emergency Management Department, Manhattan Community Board 3 and the Village Alliance will host a preparedness fair in the East Village on Wednesday, August 24. [Ed note: Tomorrow!]

NYC Emergency Management staff members, along with representatives from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), FDNY, Con Ed, Small Business Services (SBS), and local community organizations, will be on hand to share emergency preparedness tips ranging from how to beat the heat to gas safety. Residents can also learn basic CPR skills and participate in rock climbing.

NYC Emergency Management staff members will also distribute a range of emergency preparedness materials and show New Yorkers how to prepare for their unique needs. Representatives from the Health Department will distribute information about the Zika virus, DEP will discuss water safety, and FDNY staffers will share information on how New Yorkers can become one of New York’s bravest. FDNY EMS will teach residents basic CPR skills.

New Yorkers are encouraged to stop by to learn how to be prepared for any emergency, including steps to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed. Residents will also learn how to join their local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a program consisting of more than 2,000 volunteers dedicated to helping their communities during emergencies.

Where: Astor Place plaza

When: Wednesday, August 24, 11 AM – 2 PM

Fall TV preview underway

Busy week for filming in and around Tompkins Square Park. Yesterday, crews for the CBS drama "Blue Bloods" were filming scenes on Avenue B and 10th Street (and probably elsewhere) ... this afternoon, the NBC series "Blindspot" is filming in Tompkins Square Park... (some kind of press conference where someone pulls a gun...) The trucks are lined on Avenue B from Seventh Street to 11th Street...

[Bonus "Blindspot" dummy shot...or Margarita March survivor]

And tomorrow, there are posted signs around Avenue A and Fifth Street and Sixth Street for HBO's "The Deuce," which has already used East Village streets for some filming...

RIP Stephen Konzen, aka the East Village Magic Man

Longtime East Village resident Uncle Waltie shares the following...

Sadly, we lost an East Village original. Stephen Konzen, affectionately called "East Village Magic Man," was not able to pull one more rabbit out of his hat. He succumbed to his illness on Aug. 11, 2016.

Magic Man spent his entire adult life on 9th Street near First Avenue. In addition to his magic, he loved to cook for people. Every holiday he provided tons of food to friends and strangers at The International Bar on First Avenue.

A great many of his friends saw him off on his final journey this past Friday at the crematorium, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Though he's gone now, he leaves behind many happy memories and will live on in our thoughts. Thanks for all your kindness and generosity, Magic Man. The world is a sadder place without you in it.

Here's a clip of Stephen in action from 2013 on "Deprogramming Hour," a cable access show...

Park View Office Suites available on Avenue A and 7th Street

[Photo from July 18]

Throughout the summer a crew had been working on the second floor at 130 E. Seventh St. ... in the space above Miss Lily's.

All that was finally cleared up a few weeks ago... and over the weekend, for lease signs arrived in the second-floor windows offering Park View Office Suites ...

..the sign says from $1,500 (a square foot? Well, we shouldn't joke.)

We haven't spotted a listing for the offices anywhere. The number goes to an answering machine.

The 7-floor building on the southwest corner has been through a luxury makeover in recent years. The new residential rentals were fetching $16,995 and $14,995. Longtime corner restaurant 7A closed in January 2014... and later replaced by Miss Lily's.

Public records show that the University of the Streets sold the building to Park Corner Development, LLC in September 2011 for $5 million.

After 46 years of music and arts programs here, the University of the Streets cleared out of the second floor in April 2015 and relocated to the Bronx.

Thanks to Steven for the photos


The address was home to L.W. Schwenk… and here's a photo dated July 24, 1914, titled "Depositors at failed bank."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Penthouse life above 7A will cost you $16,995 monthly

Fish Cheeks opening soon on Bond Street

Over on Bond Street between Lafayette and the Bowery (and next to Mile End)... the signage is up for a new restaurant called Fish Cheeks, billed as Thai seafood "straight to your soul" ...

The Times had a quickie item on the place back in June:

Fish Cheeks — High-end Thai seafood by the owners of the Obao restaurants will move into the former Le Philosophe space in a few months: 55 Bond Street (Bowery).

Le Philosophe closed back in January.

Monday, August 22, 2016

At the rally outside 112-120 E. 11th St.

As noted earlier, residents, local elected officials and preservationists were holding a rally early this afternoon outside 112-120 E. 11th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue...

Here's some of the coverage via am New York:

“It is totally hypocritical and inexplicable that the mayor would allow good housing to be demolished for a totally unnecessary hotel no one wants or needs,” said Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

The betrayal is analogous to the deed-lifting scandal associated with nearby Rivington House, in which city officials allowed a nursing home to be turned into luxury condos, depriving the city of tens of millions of dollars and a much-needed facility, Berman said.

“This is another example of the mayor selling out this neighborhood and his principles,” Berman complained.

[State Sen. Brad Hoylman]

And some reporting from DNAinfo:

The protestors were joined by state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who is also demanding de Blasio himself take action to thwart the demolition, arguing the supposed failure by the LPC falls under his leadership.

“It’s his administration, and I am very disappointed at the LPC,” said Hoylman. “That is their mission. I think they have clearly failed, in this case, to respond to concerns of preservationists and offer an explanation as to why they are no longer protecting the buildings or even considering to protect them.”

Patch has coverage here.

[Photo by Grant Shaffer]

As we first reported on Aug. 8, the Lighthouse Group filed permits with the city to demolish five buildings — 112 to 120 E. 11th St. — that will yield to a 300-room hotel for Marriott's Moxy brand.

Thanks to Michael Paul Photography for the top four photos...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Protest reminder about 112-120 E. 11th St.; plus concerns over asbestos removal

6-building complex on East 10th Street and East 11th Street sells for $127 million

Report: 300-room hotel planned for East 11th Street

Preservationists say city ignored pitch to designate part of 11th Street as a historic district

Permits filed to demolish 5 buildings on 11th Street to make way for new hotel (58 comments)

Report: Resident known as the 'box man' found dead in 2nd Street apartment

Reports of a foul odor led police to discover the body of a resident inside his apartment at 89-91 E. Second St. at First Avenue, according to the Daily News.

The man, who was not identified, was in his 40s. Police found his body last night around 10. "Officials said it appears that the man died of natural causes," per the Daily News.

One source told the paper that "He was a total hoarder."

The man — known to neighbors as the “box man” — was often seen toting at least five boxes into his apartment each day, but witnesses said none ever came back out.

Updated 2:45 p.m.

DNAinfo reports that the resident was 57 years old. Also:

Neighbors described the man as polite but said he rarely interacted with anyone else in the building beyond the occasional “hello” and “goodbye.”

“He was very quiet,” said a neighbor named Melissa, who declined to give her last name. “I would always offer to help hold the door for him when he came in with his boxes.”

Police said the man’s body showed no signs of trauma, though the medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death. The NYPD could not immediately confirm any details about the apartment's condition.

Protest reminder about 112-120 E. 11th St.; plus concerns over asbestos removal

[Photo of 120 E. 11th St. from yesterday]

As previously reported, the five residential buildings at 112-120 E. 11th St. between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue are slated to be demolished to make way for a new hotel from the Marriott family.

Last week, workers began prepping No. 120 for asbestos removal... reps for the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation (GVSHP), who have been monitoring the situation here, noted the poorly sealed windows late last week... (the windows were boarded up by the end of the day Saturday...)

The posted notice points to asbestos in the window caulking...

In addition, the GVSHP notes that the company landlord the Lightstone Group hired for the asbestos removal — the Queens-based New York Insulation Inc. — has a suspect past. The company is currently barred from bidding on public contracts. (The 11th Street work is not a public contract.)

In May 2012, the company pleaded guilty to failing to pay six employees more than $30,000 they were owed, according to published reports. The case involved rooftop work at Wheatley High School in Old Westbury, Long Island.

Per the Long Island Business News: "Along with the fines, New York Insulation and its principal, Anthony Cardinale, are prevented from bidding upon or being awarded any public work projects in the state of New York for five years."

New York Insulation Inc. appears on the New York State Department of Labor's "List of Employers Ineligible to Bid on or Be Awarded Any Public Work Contract." They are eligible again for public contracts starting in May 2020.

As a reminder, the GVSHP is holding a rally/protest outside 112-120 E. 11th St. In case you missed the invite notice from Friday:

Are you as angry as we are that the City is allowing five "landmark-eligible" 19th century buildings at 112-120 East 11th Street, which formerly contained long-term tenants and affordable housing, to be demolished to make way for a 300-room hotel geared towards globe-trotting millennials?

Are you as appalled as we are at the hypocrisy of the administration for refusing to save these buildings, which are being developed by a donor to and political appointee of the Mayor?

Are you disgusted by what this will mean for this block and this neighborhood?

Then join us on Monday, August 22 at 12:30 in front of 112-120 East 11th Street (3rd/4th Avenues) to protest the development and the City’s negligence and hypocrisy...

Updated 8:30 p.m.

Find rally coverage here

A letter to Peter M. Brant about the jackhammering

[Photo on Aug. 11 by Daniel Root]

Construction continues at 421 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue, where Peter M. Brant is having Walter De Maria's former home-studio converted into a gallery space for his personal art collection.

There's construction on two fronts: From the rear of the building on Seventh Street (top photo) and Sixth Street...

[Photo from Aug. 4 by Meredith Rendall]

Given the scope of the work, there isn't any shortage of construction-related noise... which explains this suggested letter-writing campaign... as seen in this flyer on First Avenue and Sixth Street...

[Photo by Samir Randeria]

The letter to residents begins:

If you have been disturbed by the jackhammering that we have been subjected to all summer — you can contact the owner of the property at the following email address...

Then the flyer leaver posted the email that he/she sent:

Hello Mr. Brant,

It is exciting to think there will be a museum on our block. We hope that the community will have access to the museum on a regular basis in recognition of your knowledge that you are part of a community. It has been a very difficult summer, waking up each weekday morning to the sound of jackhammering. I'm sure this is not what you would enjoy. In the past, any notices that might have concerned residents where [sic] so small and inconsequential that it was not possible for anyone to be aware of them. I hope in the future you will make sure that there is real spirit of inclusion.

Thank you.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Confirmed: Peter M. Brant buys Walter De Maria's amazing East 6th Street home and studio

1st permits filed for renovation of Walter De Maria's former home-studio on East 6th Street

Here's what Peter Brant wants to do with his new exhibition space on East 6th Street

When the world's top collectors of Dom Pérignon rosé came to the East Village for dinner

Reader report: 421 E. 6th St. will house Peter M. Brant's personal art collection

Peter Brant's East 6th Street Outreach Tour 2015 continues

Peter Brant meets the neighbors

More rolled ice cream for St. Mark's Place

Renovations continue at a new retail space at 42 1/2 St. Mark's Place just east of Second Avenue... and the signage is up now for the new tenant — the buzzy 10Below Ice Cream ...

The quickly expanding 10Below Ice Cream has locations in Chinatown, the LES (Allen Street as of last month) and Flushing. They are branching out to Los Angeles too.

Here's more from the 10Below website:

10Below Ice Cream is New York’s first establishment serving Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. This concept was created on the streets of Thailand, serving fresh, made-to-order ice cream. Inspired by this ice cream art and by the way bartenders artfully craft cocktails made to order, 10Below blends the two approaches to create an experience for ice cream aficionados with an eclectic palette. We roll each individual ice cream order with the freshest ingredients right in front of your eyes, meaning no preservatives or stabilizers are added. It’s ice cream in its rawest form — fresh off the plate.

Here's a not-annoying-at-all feature on 10Below from the Post last August:

Ever since it opened in July, tucked between Chinese restaurants and spas at 10 Mott St., foodies from far and wide have been waiting up to three hours to get a taste of 10Below, which serves an American twist on Thai ice cream rolls.

Unlike placing a Cronut in a box, the trendy dessert takes about four minutes to create. But that’s part of the show: The ice cream makers call you over to their cold plate before they begin so you can get a front-row view — and an ideal spot to snag a pic with a smartphone.

Another rolled ice cream shop, Lab -321, opened at 27 St. Mark's Place in June.

Another healthy choice at the Death Star: Orangetheory Fitness coming soon

Signage went up Friday for Orangetheory Fitness, opening soon at 51 Astor Place/the IBM Watson Building/Death Star.

There's a [temporary] sales office at 61 Fourth Ave., if you're interested in membership info.

Here's more about Orangetheory, which has locations nationwide... including three in Brooklyn and one in Chelsea:

Orangetheory Fitness uses the science of Heart-Rate Based Treadmill Interval Training, the efficiency of Indoor Rowing for increased power and the proven concept of Weight Training Blocks to create the fitness level and body you have always desired. Workout and Weight Loss plateaus are a thing of the past…really!

Orangetheory is located next door to Flywheel Sports, the cycling studio.

Sweetgreen opens today on Astor Place

[Photo from yesterday]

As we first noted back on June 30, a sweetgreen is coming to Astor Place... and today is the opening day, per a sweetgreen rep.

Here's more about the quick-serve restaurant that offers various custom salads and grain bowls, etc., from their website:
Founded in 2007, sweetgreen is a destination for delicious food that’’s both healthy for you and aligned with your values. We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together.

This marks the brand’s 11th location in the city, per the sweetgreen rep.

Sahara Citi has apparently closed on 13th Street

Brown paper on the windows and a disconnected phone number greet potential Sahara Citi patrons on East 13th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.

A look inside reveals that workers have cleaned out the hookah/hummus restaurant, which opened in the spring of 2012.

Perhaps they are just renovating the space before the start of the school year, as it is conveniently located next to NYU's Palladium Hall.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week in Grieview

[Yesterday morning in Tompkins Square Park]

Village Style Vintage Shop moving away from the neighborhood (Monday)

Report: Police take action against heroin users in Tompkins Square Park (Wednesday)

RIP Ernest Russell (Sunday)

Feltman’s of Coney Island bringing its hot dogs to the William Barnacle Tavern on St. Mark's Place (Tuesday)

Permits filed to demolish Mount Sinai's 13th Street residential building (Friday)

Package theft from an East 11th Street lobby (Thursday)

Out and About with John Von Hartz (Wednesday)

Former Moonstruck Eatery for rent on Avenue A (Monday)

Activity at the long-vacant corner of 14th Street and Avenue C (Thursday)

Workers clear the weeds from 123 2nd Ave., which is currently off the market (Friday)

Happy 40th anniversary Fineline Tattoo (Friday)

Report: Incoming condos for 13th Street and University Place will start at $6 million (Wednesday)

Plywood arrives for 131 Avenue A; new Cajun restaurant on the way? (Thursday)

Chi Snack Shop opening in the former Mamoun's space on St. Mark's Place (Thursday)

91 E. Seventh St. is for sale (Wednesday)

Not so sweet plumbing issue KOs Sugar Cafe on East Houston (Tuesday)

DumplingGuo is now open on Second Avenue (Monday)

Former Teavana still waiting to be converted into a Starbucks on Broadway (Tuesday)

FULL full reveals at 100 Avenue A and 26 Avenue B (Monday)

Out East quietly announces itself on Sixth Street (Tuesday)

...and happy birthday Joe Strummer... he would have been 64 today...

[Photo outside Niagara on 7th and A from December]

Cooper Square now with new crosswalks

Another sign of progress in the ongoing Astor Place/Cooper Square Reconstruction project... workers have painted the crosswalks on the newly paved surrounding streets...

Not sure what's next on the to-do list... the weekly construction bulletin is still dated from Aug. 12.

Thanks to Vinny & O for these photos!

How was your Margarita March?

The 2016 NYC Margarita March is this weekend... and today is Day 2. There are eight bars participating today, and five of them are in the East Village: Mama's Bar, Avenida Cantina, Finnerty's, Juke Bar and Double Wide.

One 12th Street resident described the Margarita March scene ("it's like SantaCon but with margaritas") outside Doublewide yesterday.

This afternoon has been pretty hellish. There were lots of people outside talking and yelling and drinking. They were coming out of the bar with clear plastic cups and drinking on the sidewalk and being totally obnoxious ... I heard the chant "chug, chug, chug" coming from Doublewide Bar. No kidding!

The resident did file a complaint with 311.

Doublewide isn't the only bar taking part in this mayhem. I don't get why they do this if they aren't going to control their patrons.

The Houston/Bowery Mural Wall coming to Life

Work continues at the Houston/Bowery Mural Wall, where Logan Hicks and crew continue on the stenciled painting titled "Story of My Life" ...

Work started up here again on Wednesday after the first attempt in late July was aborted due to stormy weather and extreme heat.

[Photo of Hicks yesterday by Marjorie Ingall]

Meanwhile, the wall continues to provide a fine backdrop for wedding photos...(here and here)

A photo posted by Logan Hicks (@loganhicksny) on

Updated 8:30 p.m.

Here's a look at the final product at the end of today...

A photo posted by TheDustyRebel (@dustyrebel) on

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tonight and tomorrow at the MoRUS Film Fest

Via the EVG inbox...

Saturday, August 20
Dias Y Flores Community Garden East 13th St. between Ave. A and B
Inhabit and Unbroken Ground
This double-feature focuses on new ways to think about our relationship with the land and the oceans.
Inhabit — Exploring the tools for and promise of meeting human needs while also caring for and regenerating ecosystem health, this 2015 documentary elevates the idea of conscience inhabitance through permaculture.
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes

Unbroken Ground — In this 2016 short film, surfer/director Chris Malloy highlights some of the great chasms in modern food production while offering a potential solution: in this case following the credo of Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food line and offshoot of the outdoor apparel company, to cause no unnecessary harm to the environment in the harvesting and preparation of food and inspire solutions to the environmental crisis.
Runtime: 26 minutes

Sunday, August 21
Hemp Night — Bringing it Home
La Plaza Community Garden Corner of 9th St. and Ave. C
An evening devoted to the past, present and future of hemp, a panel of speakers will precede a screening of Bringing it Home, a 2013 documentary that follows a father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leading to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback — although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers.

There's a suggested donation of $7. You can find more details on tickets and the films here. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is located at 155 Avenue C between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

Reminders: Last Saturday (today!) for Summer Streets

You have until 1 p.m. to take advantage of vehicle-free corridors in the city... the above photo of Fourth Avenue near 11th Street is from 8 a.m.

There are several Summer Streets-related activities along the way. At Astor Place, there is something that may possibly be sponsored by Citi...

Among the activities, you can race against Allyson Felix (sort of)...

In addition, you can test your robbery-fabrication skills with those of Ryan Lochte ... then, in the next booth, issue an apology.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Rio Games

In honor of the current Rio Games... here's Echo & the Bunnymen from 1987 with "The Game," filmed in Rio for some reason... the band plays at Webster Hall on Sept. 12, though that show is sold out.

Rally to protest East 11th Street demolition on Monday

As we first reported on Aug. 8, the Lighthouse Group filed permits with the city to demolish five buildings — 112 to 120 E. 11th St. — that will yield to a 300-room hotel for Marriott's Moxy brand.

On Monday, the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation is hosting a rally/protest in front of the buildings between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.

Here are details via the EVG inbox...

Are you as angry as we are that the City is allowing five "landmark-eligible" 19th century buildings at 112-120 East 11th Street, which formerly contained long-term tenants and affordable housing, to be demolished to make way for a 300-room hotel geared towards globe-trotting millennials?

Are you as appalled as we are at the hypocrisy of the administration for refusing to save these buildings, which are being developed by a donor to and political appointee of the Mayor?

Are you disgusted by what this will mean for this block and this neighborhood?

Then join us on Monday, August 22 at 12:30 in front of 112-120 East 11th Street (3rd/4th Avenues) to protest the development and the City’s negligence and hypocrisy...

The Lightstone Group paid Pan Am Equities $127 million for the portfolio.

In July 2015, Mayor de Blasio appointed Lightstone Chairman and CEO David Lichtenstein to the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. According to the Post, when de Blasio was public advocate, "he supported Lightstone's controversial plan for a massive, 700-apartment complex along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn."

Previously on EV Grieve:
6-building complex on East 10th Street and East 11th Street sells for $127 million

Report: 300-room hotel planned for East 11th Street

Preservationists say city ignored pitch to designate part of 11th Street as a historic district

Permits filed to demolish 5 buildings on 11th Street to make way for new hotel (58 comments)


Ideas for your dorm room via Kmart on Astor Place.

No idea what product is in the tube...and if that is supposed to be part of the display...

And in case you were wondering, NYU's Fall Welcome Week begins on Aug. 28.

Photo by Edmund John Dunn

EV Grieve Etc.: Remembering Patrick J. Eves; previewing the Taste of East Village Fest

[A look downtown this morning via Bobby Williams]

RIP Patrick J. Eves, 41 (The Villager)

15 years to life for teen who murdered 16-year-old Raphael Ward on the Lower East Side in 2013 (The Lo-Down)

Details on next month's Taste of East Village Fest (DNAinfo)

To pair with your FringeFest: Check out the schedule for Fringe Cafe on Fourth Street (The Lo-Down)

Some great films, including Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation," showing this weekend as part of the Voyeurism, Surveillance, and Identity in the Cinema series (Anthology Film Archives)

An appreciation of Punk Magazine covers drawn by founding editor (and East Village resident) John Holmstrom (Dangerous Minds ... previously)

East Village-based devil-themed ska band Mephiskapheles have a new video... and they're playing the 5th annual Devil’s Night Danse at Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 30 (Brooklyn Vegan)

[Baby hawk action via Grant Shaffer]

Hawks in the heatwave (Laura Goggin Photography)

Four classics with Cary Grant by Alfred Hitchcock through Monday (Metrograph)

Is the new Astor Place an example of "Zombie Urbanism?" (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)

When a robber baron was shot dead at this Broadway hotel in 1872 (Ephemeral New York)

... and a video showing the brief life yesterday of the Donald Trump statue on Union Square...

Permits filed to demolish Mount Sinai's 13th Street residential building

In announcing plans to shutter the Mount Sinai Beth Israel campus on First Avenue and 16th Street in the coming years, officials said this past spring that they'd open a smaller, 70-bed facility on 14th Street and Second Avenue. (Mount Sinai plans to sell the 16th Street property, which is valued at about $600 million.)

Per a news release issued in May:

Central to the downtown transformation is the new, smaller Mount Sinai Downtown Beth Israel Hospital, which will include approximately 70 beds and a brand new state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED), located at 14th Street near Second Avenue — just two blocks south of the current Beth Israel campus. This ED will accept ambulances and will be able to handle all emergencies, such as heart attack, and stroke, on site. It will also include a pediatric ED. Patients with the most complex conditions will be stabilized and transported to other hospitals in the Mount Sinai Health System.

Officials have yet to divulge the full plans as to where all this will be housed. Here's one clue: On Monday, the DOB ok'd demolition permits for 321 E. 13th St., a 14-floor building (top photo) between Second Avenue and First Avenue that houses training physicians and staff of the nearby New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

DNAinfo, who first reported on the demolition yesterday, has the story of one of the building's residents, Billy Ortiz, a disabled former hospital employee who requires frequent dialysis treatments. Ortiz and several other residents, including some longtime nurses, say they are struggling to meet the deadline to vacate No. 321.

A hospital rep declined to specify what will be taking the place of the East 13th Street residence, DNAinfo noted.

It's also unclear how other buildings in the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai complex, such as 218 Second Ave. (below), might be impacted by the new facility.