A deal to keep an emergency room on the site of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn has collapsed, a huge setback to Mayor de Blasio’s plan to keep a health care facility there.
NYU-Langone Medical Center, which was supposed to operate the emergency room, walked away from the project following a labor dispute with the nurses union.
“The future of the facility is uncertain,” said a spokesman for SUNY, the hospital’s owner.
As a candidate for mayor, de Blasio fiercely opposed SUNY’s plan to close the money-losing hospital and turn the site over to a real estate developer.
A compromise reached in February called for the closure of the hospital and the creation of an emergency room as part of a planned residential development on the site.
Fortis Property Group, the current developer, said Friday that it is trying to find a new health care provider to operate the ER. The company said it