The Real Deal New York

Methodist Hospital subpoenaed over expansion documents

Nonprofit seeks materials tied to zoning variances for outpatient facility
May 09, 2014 11:30AM

New York Methodist Hospital was hit with a subpoena from activist group Preserve Park Slope calling for the release of all information related to its expansion plan.

The subpoena demands all “books, papers and records” tied to the application for zoning variances required to build an outpatient facility. Hospital staff argued that lawyer Stuart Klein, who represents Preserve Park Slope, does not have the authority to issue the subpeona.

Klein intends to request that the Board of Standards and Appeals to hold off on a vote on the variances scheduled for May 20. A board spokesperson told the New York Daily News that the board “does not believe there is a need to allot additional time.”

Community Board 6’s Landmarks and Land-Use committee approved design plans for the facility at 506 6th Street in January, as previously reported. [NYDN]Mark Maurer