Plans Presented for a New City Island Senior Center

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 10:52

Italian Hospital Society, the organization led by Dr. Domenico Mignone, MD, held an informational meeting at City Island Community Center last night. The doctor and his group were seeking Civic Association support for the creation of another City Island Home for the Aged. The Society is responsible for building the first Italian Hospital in Manhattan, catering to New York’s immigrant population, back in the late 1930s.

If the non profit organization gains approval to build and manage the senior housing living facility, the proposed 200 unit, four story complex will rent 475 sq. ft apartments for approximately $1100 to 65 year old residents.

Those attending the meeting raised their concerns about quality of life issues like congestion next to our firehouse, limited parking spaces and the height of the structure.

City Island Realtor Jackie Kyle sees the assisted living facility as being an excellent use of the construction site, which is located on the corner of Schofield Street and City Island Ave. However Virginia Gallagher, who is Pilot Cove Senior Center Executive Administrator says these proposed units are way too small.