NEW YORK—Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has purchased a 66,000-sq.-ft. parcel of land on the Upper East Side where it and City University of New York Hunter College will construct new buildings. The city-owned site, located on 73rd Street, had been designated for construction of a new Department of Sanitation garage.
The Newmark Grubb Knight Frank team of Mark S. Weiss, Justin DiMare and Howard Kesseler identified a replacement site for the garage that met the Department of Sanitations specifications so that MSKCC could acquire the 73rd Street parcel.
“In doing so, we were able to arrange the acquisition of the 73rd Street site, which is large enough for MSKCC to expand its New York City footprint and for CUNY to develop the Hunter College Science and Health Professions Building, advancing both institution’s important roles in New York City,” said Weiss.
The site, which stretches from 73rd to 74th Street, is located in close proximity to MSKCC’s main campus, located at 1275 York Avenue between 67th and 68th streets.
“The development site is also perfectly suited for Hunter’s Science and Health Professions Building,” Weiss said, “since it is near the main Hunter campus at 68th St. and Lexington Avenue and a number of the City’s great hospitals.”