Mount Sinai Hospital Queens is about to get upgraded: a large, six-story ultra-modern building, being completed at a fast pace.
Beyond aesthetics, its completion will not only enhance medical services, making it comparable to Manhattan, but will also give a boost to the entire surrounding area.
The project, with a budget of over $100 million, is scheduled to be completed in about a year.
I happen to pass by the site every day – at 30th Avenue and Crescent Street – as I go to my office and remain amazed at the speed at which the work progresses.
A month ago, the bulldozers were digging, and now, the exterior skeleton is almost complete.
This is a necessary undertaking for the community – after all, it is the only hospital serving the 700,000 residents of Astoria -Long Island City.
Something had to be done. People simply cannot run to Manhattan for serious illnesses, let alone emergencies.
The capable Hospital’s Executive Director, Caryn A. Schwab, in a recent meeting, could not contain her excitement, pride, and sheer joy for the project. And with good reason.