Lenox Hill Hospital’s Inaugural Designer Showhouse of New York Opens This Spring

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Interior Designers Showcase Their Talents from May 16 to June 29 to Raise Funds for Lenox Hill HealthPlex

Lenox Hill Hospital today announced the inaugural Designer Showhouse of New York, in support of the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex now under construction in Greenwich Village. The Showhouse features top interior designers from the New York metropolitan area who will showcase their design talents and innovative ideas to the public. The Showhouse opens with a Preview Party on Thursday, May 15,and is open to the public from Friday, May 16, to Sunday, June 29. New York Cottages & Gardens will serve as the Design Magazine Media Sponsor and NBC TV’s Open House will serve as broadcast sponsor of the Showhouse, and renowned interior designers Alexa Hampton and Richard Mishaan will serve as co-chairs of the event.

The Designer Showhouse of New York is located on the 55th and 56th floors of The Residences at W New York – Downtown, a luxury condominium development at 123 Washington Street with spectacular views of New York Harbor’s iconic vista.

All precedes from The Designer Showhouse of New York benefit the new Lenox Hill HealthPlex, scheduled to open this June. The Lenox Hill HealthPlex represents a new model of community-based care for West Side residents who have had to travel out of their neighborhoods to access emergency and other critical health care services for the past four years. It will offer health and wellness services with seamless access to 24-hour emergency care and a full range of medical specialists. The complex will be anchored by Manhattan’s first freestanding Emergency Department and future phases will include an imaging center, ambulatory surgery suite, outpatient rehabilitation programs, health and wellness services, and a host of other medical specialties designed to meet the needs of the community.

“We look forward to serving the downtown Manhattan community with innovative emergency medical services at the HealthPlex” says John Gupta, executive director of Lenox Hill HealthPlex, “The Designer Showhouse of New York provides us with a wonderful opportunity to work with various corporations and community organizations in addition to supporting programs for the new complex.”

“We're so excited to be the media sponsor of the first ever Designer Showhouse of New York,” said NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom. "Not only are we showcasing the very best design talent in our region, but we're also thrilled to be involved in such a worthy and important cause.”

The Designer Showhouse of New York opens with a Preview Party on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Preview Party tickets are $500 each. The Showhouse is open to the public Friday, May 16, 2014 to Sunday, June 29, 2014. Showhouse hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays). Admission to the Showhouse is $35 and includes a Showhouse Journal. Children under six, strollers and pets are not admitted in the Showhouse.

About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery, and Ear, Nose and Throat, and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 10 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. It is also recognized nationally as a leader maternal/child health and offers a wide range of services in radiology, and medical and surgical specialties. For more information, go to http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org.

About The Residences at W New York – Downtown:
The location for The Designer Show House of New York is The Residences at W New York - Downtown (http://www.wnyresidences.com). Located at 123 Washington Street in the heart of the Financial District, this condominium residence features modern design, incredible views and a wide array of amenities including the 24/7 Whatever/Whenever concierge service and in-room dining by BLT Bar & Grill. Developed by The Moinian Group (http://www.moinian.com), one of the country’s largest privately held real estate firms, the building's prismatic tower rises from the 23rd to the 56th floor and offers the most magnificent views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and beyond.

A Moinian Group project. The Residences at W New York - Downtown are not owned, developed or sold by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or their affiliates. The Moinian Group uses the W Hotels® trademarks and trade names under a license from Starwood. If this license is terminated or expires without renewal, the project will no longer be associated with or have any right to use, the W Hotels brand trade name or trademark.

For more information on the Lenox Hill Hospital Foundation, contact the office at 212-434-2410.

For information on the Designer Showhouse of New York, visit http://www.dsony.org.

For Showhouse press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates at 212-980-1711 or info(at)mitchellmanning(dot)com.

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