Sloan Kettering, CUNY to create new health spaces in UES
The former Upper East Side site of a Sanitation Department garage is set to be turned into a state-of-the-art health center and school.
Once transformed, the 66,000-square-foot space, purchased by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Hunter College for $215 million, "will create opportunities for cooperation in health sciences and learning," the mayor said during a news conference Monday.
Sloan-Kettering will build a cancer care facility there, while Hunter College will make the space the new home for its health-science and nursing centers.
Hunter College will give the city the building it currently uses for its health science and nursing school programs in Kips Bay as part of the deal.