A 1,000-bed navy hospital ship. The 1.8 million square-foot Javits Convention Center. Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks.
As New York braces for a surge in coronavirus cases requiring hospitalization, state and local officials as well as hospital executives are thinking about requisitioning massive spaces to make room for a flood of patients. The efforts are part of a tremendous push to cobble together additional space for a surge in patients before hospitals are overwhelmed. In the near term, hundreds of beds are being added this week, with far more ambitious solutions under discussion.