After months of fighting, Brooklyn VA spared from potential closure


The Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been thrown a lifeline, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Tuesday, after the Senate put a stop to feds’ plans to close both the Brooklyn and Manhattan VA hospitals and consolidate their services into other facilities.

Earlier this year, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs made clear in a report its plans to shutter both hospitals, and in March 2022, the department’s Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission — a group formed specifically to modernize the VA health care system — formulated a closure plan as part of a mandated review process.