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$12M Bid Comes in For No. 6 School

Hospital outbids all other interested parties.

A Manhattan-based hospital has outbid all other interested parties by $3 million for the Number Six School property in Woodmere, the Nassau Herald reports.

Mount Sinai Hospital, along with Bronx-based developer Simone Development Companies, bid more than $12 million for the former elementary school, which was shuttered in 2009, a school official confirmed to the newspaper. The offer includes about $600,000 for building cleanup. The property could potentially be used as a multi-doctor practice.

If the bid is accepted by the board of education, it goes on a public referendum for a vote. However, the Town of Hempstead would have to grant the hospital and developer several variances if it were to build a practice there.

The next highest bids for Number Six School — at the corner of Peninsula Boulevard and Branch Boulevard — are from , for $9.5 million, and the , for $9.1 million. Another bid comes from an unnamed developer.

In 2007, the school district sold the Number One School in Lawrence for $29.1 million.

Sam Livingston August 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Could be a great idea, but one major concern is parking!!! Go near almost any hospital and try and find parking (an exception is St. Francis which planned well). There is NO reason to make the local residents suffer during the day and possibly in the early evening by having spots in front of their houses taken by patients, employees and visitors.
Bojames August 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM
There is a huge field. Does the buyer get that too? There is your parking lot.
Alisa Henderson August 28, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I think this is awesome! We need a change in the area.
Alisa Henderson August 28, 2012 at 01:50 PM
The more bidders the better.
mark boat August 28, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Is this the time to sell? Why does the number 1 property go for 29 Million and this for 12? Because it is a bad time to sell real estate. Tine favors the district. Let's wait for an improved Real Estate market.
5TResident August 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
If they turn the playing field into a parking lot, the community will lose a heavily used recreational facility. That would be a real shame.
Concerned Resident August 28, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Parking and traffic will be terrible. And it will have a devastating effect on the current doctors in the neighborhood. I hope the school board will have the community's best interests at heart, and not just go after money. Two million dollars is a drop in the budget, the repercussions of this sale will go on or decades.
Gladys Frydkowski August 28, 2012 at 05:45 PM
There's a large parking lot there at this point, and sufficient space to make it even larger if it's needed. A medical practice/facility would do a lot for the businesses on Peninsula & Branch, and would provide more jobs for our community. Sounds like a win/win to me.
Parent August 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
The property is huge. Plenty of room for parking lot once they tar over OUR baseball fields etc...And the school board does not give a fig about the residents.
phyllis October 12, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I still feel that a vibrant JCC would contribute a lot more to our community. Sometimes purpose should win out over financial gain.
inwood queens Resident March 05, 2013 at 10:15 PM
This Properties sale was poorly marketed. It should be Relisted Nationally.
inwood queens Resident March 05, 2013 at 10:16 PM
The Community Coaliion of the Five Towns is having a Meeting Tonight Just in case you didn't Know.. 5 March 2013 Save the date and tell friends to join our next information session at the Goldstein Residence, 6 Keewaydin Road in Lawrence, Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.

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