New York News
NYU Langone Medical Center gets $50-million donation
NEW YORK -- Billionaire cosmetics tycoon Ronald Perelman is giving $50 million to expand the emergency department at the New York City hospital that was battered by Superstorm Sandy.
NYU Langone Medical Center announced the Revlon Inc. chairman's donation Friday.
The new, 22,000-square-foot facility will more than triple the size of the old emergency department. It's been closed since the October 2012 storm.
The Manhattan hospital has since launched an urgent care center to help handle needs. That center is seeing at least as many patients as the old emergency department.
The hospital says that underscores the need for the upcoming Perelman Emergency Center. It's due to open around April.
The new facility will include more treatment rooms, plus dedicated space for pediatric emergencies.
The New York Times first reported the gift.
nyc news, new york city news, new york news, new york city, new york news
- Missing Brooklyn boy found safe on subway 46 min ago
- AccuWeather: March Roller Coaster 9 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- 5 injured when car crashes into Bronx store
- Oheka Castle owner speaks out in video
- Newtown shooter's father speaks out for 1st time
- Metro-North worker fatally struck by train in NYC
- 4-year closure of Tarrytown Tappan Zee ramp begins
- Search continues for missing plane; 2 flew on stolen passports
- Photos: Malaysia Airlines missing plane
- NY-native bank robbery suspect nabbed after selfies
- UConn sophomore accuses sorority sisters of hazing
- Photos: 10 suspects caught in the act
- Missing Brooklyn boy found safe on subway
46 min ago
- AccuWeather: March Roller Coaster
9 min ago