Shortly after reducing the size of its proposed expansion in Greenwich Village, NYU is spreading its wings elsewhere in the city: in Downtown Brooklyn. The university?at the head of a consortium of several schools?has made an agreement with the city to create a Center for Urban Science and Progress at 370 Jay, according to City Room. The deal isn't a total surprise?NYU made the proposal for DoBro back when the city was taking bids for an applied science campus. Cornell walked away with the money and campus space on Roosevelt Island, but NYU and the MTA kept negotiating over 370 Jay. The terms of the new deal call for NYU to pay $50 million to move MTA equipment and employees out, and the city will give NYU $15 million in benefits. Classes for the new program?Carnegie Mellon, CUNY, and the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay are also involved, along with several other schools?will begin elsewhere in fall 2013 while 370 Jay gets renovated. And of course, NYU still has other plans for Downtown Brooklyn.
· N.Y.U. to Create Research Institute in Brooklyn [City Room]
· NYU 2031 coverage [Curbed]