DNAinfo, November 7, 2012
A week after Hurricane Sandy forced five of the city's hospitals to shut down and evacuate their water-logged and powerless facilities, four remain closed, with no dates set for when they will reopen. Both New York Downtown Hospital in Lower Manhattan and the VA Hospital in Kips Bay were closed and evacuated. Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center and Coney Island Hospital were all shuttered after Sandy hit. But so far, only New York Downtown Hospital has reopened fully. Officials did not offer specific dates for when the other four hospitals would reopen, but the process of repairing damage done during Hurricane Sandy is expected to take weeks at some facilities.