After an apparent dispute over rent and birth control, North Shore-LIJ and VillageCare have abandoned plans to open an urgent care center at the now-shuttered St. Vincent's Hospital and will instead open a 20,000 square foot facility on West 20th Street. North Shore-LIJ's president and CEO Michael Dowling said to NY1, "It's just a few blocks from Saint Vincent's Hospital. It's very central to the community -- more to the west, which is actually preferable to a lot of people. And if we had been in the Saint Vincent's facility we would have only been there for a short period of time anyway."

North Shore-LIJ has a nearly $10 million grant to open an urgent care center, which will treat "mild to moderate illnesses and injuries." City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told the Daily News, "The West Side of Manhattan still needs a full service emergency room and hospital," said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who represents the area. "But this is a good intermediary step."

The State Health Department must approve the project (it's expected it'll be approved quickly for a fall opening).