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NYU Seeks Downtown Brooklyn Expansion Into 370 Jay Street

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Downtown Brooklyn would become a global hub for urban sciences if a noted local university wins a contest to develop a new applied sciences graduate school in the city.

 

New York University wants to take over the MTA's derelict former headquarters building at 370 Jay St. and turn it into the Center for Urban Science and Progress - where scientists and engineers would work on problems vexing cities around the world, from traffic congestion to energy efficiency.

 

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2011/10/26/2011-10-26_nyus_boro_dream_eying_370_jay_for_new_urban_grad_school.html#ixzz1bzrm8zQQ

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I think this should go in the off-topic section.

 

I don't. You have a subway station right under 370 Jay Street... I wonder what this could do for subway service at the Jay Street station if NYU took over that space? Jay Street could become a major transportation hub.

 

Besides, 370 Jay Street was a dump even when I was working there back in the summers of 1997 and 1998. That place was always stuck in a time warp. Meanwhile I would have to take my timesheets over to the Livingston street building and boy what a difference. Since the (MTA) isn't doing much with the space, just sell it already. BrooklynBus mentioned that they renovated most of the floors but still. The outside still has that bloody scaffolding over it. Talk about an eyesore. :mad:

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I thought it was recently all removed...

 

It's possible because I haven't been down there since I worked there at the (MTA) and that was when I was back in high school working there as a paid intern during the summer months. Last I heard about it was on the news, and then the scaffoling was still on it, which was maybe a few years ago.

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While I know its no fun for NYU students to travel such big distances, I think this is a fantastic idea to expand into Brooklyn (and hopefully Queens some day). I'm also hoping this is NYU signaling that it gets people in that Washington Square neighborhood dont want them to build any new schools in their area.

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