City plans to convert vacant Greenpoint hospital into housing

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The city announced that it plans to turn the vacant Greenpoint Hospital complex into affordable housing.

The complex has been shuttered since the days of Ronald Reagan. The property is home to overgrown bushes and graffiti, but if the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's plan moves ahead it will soon be home to 500 affordable housing units.

The new site will also feature a homeless shelter and will have a new community space for incoming tenants.

Neighbors say they are happy that something is finally being done with what they call an eyesore.

The project still has to go through the city's land use review process. The city hopes to break ground in 2021.
 

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