International Socioeconomics Laboratory
International Socioeconomics Laboratory

An In- Depth Analysis of the Effects of Various Public Service Facilities on Corona, Queens

01/13/2021 | Christos Lolis, Nikos Andreopoulos, & Marilyn Alvarez.

As one of the highest growing populations in NYC, Corona, Queens has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the highest infection rate in the city, the current hospital for the area, Elmhurst hospital is running at 125% capacity, 40% more than it would on a regular day. As a result of the continued exacerbation of the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare inequity, thirty local students from the International Socioeconomics Laboratory, alongside generous donations from a Queens landlord, gained equity over a lot, sizing over 17,500 square feet in Northern Corona, Queens. The partnered landlord of the laboratory had been passed on this land for many generations and would like to have it play a role in revitalizing the city and the local community. The property holds great value and can be used in a multitude of ways for increasing healthcare access, as it is only a 4 minutes walk away from public transportation–which is extremely important in creating healthcare jobs. They will work with the local government, with the goal of building a healthcare facility on said property, as it is an investment to the Corona neighborhood both economically and socially.

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