The address for Polyclinic Hospital was at 50th St between 8th and 9th Aves. It was on the North side of the street. For awhile, across the street on the South side of 50th, was Madison Square Garden. When the new MSG was built over Pennsylvania Terminal on 32nd St, the old one was torn down. There was a parking lot there for quite a few years and you could see it from 49th St where I had some friends. My father was operated on there in the 1950s and although I was very young I still remember it. I also had dental work done in a clinic there in the 1960s.
As hospitals go it was a bit on the small side, but it was very clean and they kept it updated pretty well. The area it was in was called "Hells Kitchen" and is now known as Clinton.
Here are some pictures of it from the Web.
LINK #1: http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/wyeth/wyeth462a.jpg
LINK #2: This is how it looks today (it's Apartments or a Co-Op - apparently Rudolph Valentino passed away there): http://www.valentinoforever.com/Polyclinic_Hospital.html
LINK #3: According to this NY Times article from 1918, the hospital went to the Columbia University (which is presently part of Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital). http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00D1FFD3A5F1B7A93C7A9178AD95F4C8185F9
I also found a book that has information of the earlier NY Polyclinic before this one was built: http://books.google.com/books?id=3EwCAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PR13&lpg=RA1-PR13&dq=new+york+polyclinic+hospital+in+the+1880s&source=bl&ots=L5lM2SeomI&sig=BdfwkHpwoQ8iQlOY4wxHFKb9eLA&hl=en&ei=wUhLTszRBsXe0QHz3qHrBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Hope that helps.
Last edited by Sid DaBunneh (2011-08-16 23:52:51)