New community group Preserve Park Slope is holding a meeting tonight to discuss the proposed expansion of New York Methodist Hospital, pictured in a rendering above, FIPS reported. The group aims to maintain the character of the neighborhood and worries the expansion, which would demolish at least 15 existing buildings, will bring not only a multi-year construction project but also additional traffic and ambulances. As they put it in an email to FIPS: “The massive amounts of construction, influx of additional hospital employees, traffic and ambulances will hugely impact our neighborhood. A group of concerned residents has formed Preserve Park Slope to galvanize our community and influence Methodist’s plans to preserve the essential character of Park Slope.” Concerned citizens can attend the public meeting tonight at 7 pm at St. Savior’s High School, 588 6th Street.
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Rendering via Preserve Park Slope