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A 200-Bed Field Hospital Is Going Up In Van Cortlandt Park In The Bronx

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

A 200-Bed Field Hospital Is Going Up In Van Cortlandt Park In The Bronx

After convention centers and sports complexes, now NYC Parks are becoming spaces to construct temporary hospitals.

Last week tent hospitals were being constructed in Central Park, and this week the city’s third largest park, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, will become a hospital.

New York City Council Member Andrew Cohen, who represents the Northwest Bronx, announced yesterday (April 5) that a field hospital would be constructed on the “Parade Ground” section of the park.

It will “provide 200 beds across 12 acres.” Work is being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & FEMA, and should be finished in about three weeks’ time.

Proud the Bronx will support New York’s COVID-19 response and our historic park will provide critical relief for our City’s hospitals during this moment of need,” he said.

See also: A Tiger At The Bronx Zoo Becomes First Animal In U.S. To Test Positive For COVID-19

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