From the Daily News:
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Carla Craig denied the request filed this week on behalf of the Village Management Group, the runner-up in the Oct. 16 auction for St. John's Hospital in Elmhurst and Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica.
Village Management had said it hoped to place health care facilities at the sites. It also charged the bidding process was unfair.
The court's decision was a disappointment for Borough President Helen Marshall and others who say Queens desperately needs more medical centers. Guttman had originally ruled out using the buildings for health care, but seemed to leave the door open in a statement Wednesday.
"We are satisfied with the court's ruling and excited to begin the process necessary to put these properties back in use," said Guttman, president of Pearl Realty. "We have spoken to the borough president and are ready to work with the community to explore development opportunities that will make sense for Queens."