A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility, a state-of-the-art medical facility on 122nd Street and Park Ave.
The two-building facility holds 365 beds and promises a high quality of life for patients.
The city says that the 400,000-square-foot health care facility was built at a cost of $285 million.
"It's going to really help the community in more than one way," said Henry J. Carter, the founder of Wheelchair Charities Inc. "It's not going to just help the community by the building. It's going to help the community because the patients are going to go out there, go to the stores. It'll help the economy here too."
"I heard it's really high tech," said Jamel Freedom, a future resident of the building. "I heard this is the model for all the new nursing facilities that will be built in the future."
"There's really nothing quite like this in New York City," said Barbara Geddis of Geddis Architects. "There's really nothing quite like this in the United States of America.
The first residents will move in later this year.