New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
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Artist's rendering of renovated main entranceNew York, NY (February 2009) -- As part of the our Facilities Modernization Program to enhance your health care experience while visiting The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, renovation of the Hospital’s Main Entrance on 14th Street  will begin Friday, February 20, 2009. This work will require complete closure of the 14th Street Entrance for the initial 6 weeks of the project.

While we will be making every effort minimize the impact of this work on patients, visitors and our staff, we kindly request your patients and ask you to anticipate the following temporary changes in our operation.

  1. Map showing 2nd Avenue entranceDuring the period from February 20th to April 6th, the Hospital’s Main Entrance on 14th Street will be closed to all traffic.

  2. All access in and out of the North Building will be directed through the 2nd Avenue Entrance and the West lobby.

  3. All Transportation services and those people waiting to be picked up from the Hospital will also be directed to use the waiting area in the West Lobby.

  4. Limited additional seating will be made available in the West Lobby for patients and visitors who will be waiting for Transportation Services

  5. During construction, all services provide in or adjacent to the Main Lobby will remain in full operation at all times.  This includes the Waiting Area, Elevator Lobby, Admissions and Urgent Care areas.

When planning your visit, please allow a little extra time for any minor delays which may occur.

We thank you for your cooperation as we work to enrich our more than 189 year history of providing the highest quality of care to patients.

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