An upcoming art exhibit in Long Island City will showcase memorabilia from the 150-year-old Floating Hospital that has not been displayed publicly.
The Floating Hospital (TFH), founded in 1886, is one of the city’s oldest health care charities. It provides primary health care to domestic violence survivors living in safe houses and families living in homeless shelters, and for years, doctors operated out of a ship along the East River. It recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.
In 1875, the first Floating Hospital on the vessel “Emma Abbot” was launched, and families living in cramped and polluted tenements were able to have a respite from their living conditions while receiving preventive care.
On April 17, “The Floating Hospital—A Legacy of Caring Since 1866” opened at the Citigroup Building at