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Old 04-23-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN NYU will build a new, high-tech campus in Downtown Brooklyn, on the heels of the multi-million dollar deal that will place a cutting edge Cornell campus on Roosevelt Island.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYU President John Sexton announced a deal Monday to construct the new Center for Urban Science and Progress or CUSP at 370 Jay St., an old MTA building, using $15 million in city funds.

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The new school is also expected to spur development in Brooklyn's emerging Tech Triangle, which stretches from Downtown Brooklyn to DUMBO to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The area, home to $3.13-billion-a-year industry supporting more than 32,700 jobs in 500 companies, is expected to to grow by 87 percent to a $5.85-billion-a-year industry with more than 600 firms and 61,000 jobs by 2015, according to a survey by the Tech Triangle Coalition of firms released Monday.
"This is a game changer for Downtown Brooklyn and for New York," State Sen. Daniel Squadron said.
City Gives $15M to Bring NYU Tech Campus to Brooklyn - DNAinfo.com

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Yesterday, their efforts were brought to fruition when 14 speakers came to NYU-Polytechnic University to announce that the city had agreed to sponsor the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), at 370 Jay St. This would be a partnership between NYU and several other universities worldwide City University of New York, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Toronto, University of Warwick and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as well as IBM and Cisco.
'Game Changer:' After Years of Talk, High-Tech Rehab OK'd for 370 Jay St. | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Finally, I thought they forgot about this project but it seems like it's finally happening. I'll post some renderings in a few. What are your thoughts? I personally think it's a great idea the current building is defunct and the scaffolding has been up forever. It's about time some real work begins!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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Current MTA Building



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NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) Renderings:



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Old 04-23-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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So they're closing down Jay St from cars? Wow that's a major street too. I went to Polytech across the street and it looked like crap back then. This would really class up the area.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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So they're closing down Jay St from cars? Wow that's a major street too. I went to Polytech across the street and it looked like crap back then. This would really class up the area.
No I think they just removed them to focus better on the school and architecture. The last rendering has the cars and the actual scene it'll have. I think it's a step up as well.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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This is GREAT for Downtown Brooklyn.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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That area has certainly changed over the years, especially with the new stadium about to open up. I was down there at the Brooklyn flea over the weekend and I am always startled at how much of a change in the stores and the population has gone through over the past 10 years. It's becoming a branch of Manhattan. I also wonder why the city would give NYU money to build there considering CUNY City Tech is already in the neighborhood. Why not just give them the funds to boost things up?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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So they're closing down Jay St from cars? Wow that's a major street too. I went to Polytech across the street and it looked like crap back then. This would really class up the area.
Should be interesting. They'll have their own "University City" (like the one in Philly). You have LIU-Brooklyn, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn Law and City Tech, all within walking distance from one another.

Last thing for them to do is spruce up fulton mall and the area should be in good shape.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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great news for downtown brooklyn! it was disappointing when this plan lost the nyc competition a few months ago to cornell's roosevelt island plan, so we're really glad nyu is going ahead with the plan anyway! this will be a great boost to the tech boom in brooklyn and will help push the movement from dumbo further into downtown brooklyn. really a coup for the neighborhood. we at [url=http://commoncharges.com]commoncharges.com | get together[/url] can't wait to ride the wave!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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That area has certainly changed over the years, especially with the new stadium about to open up. I was down there at the Brooklyn flea over the weekend and I am always startled at how much of a change in the stores and the population has gone through over the past 10 years. It's becoming a branch of Manhattan. I also wonder why the city would give NYU money to build there considering CUNY City Tech is already in the neighborhood. Why not just give them the funds to boost things up?
Well it's two different types of schools but I think it'll fit in perfectly. I also think the arena will further add to the Brooklyn 'boom'.

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Should be interesting. They'll have their own "University City" (like the one in Philly). You have LIU-Brooklyn, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn Law and City Tech, all within walking distance from one another.

Last thing for them to do is spruce up fulton mall and the area should be in good shape.
They're working on that too. . .New plans were released for the City Point Towers too.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Should be interesting. They'll have their own "University City" (like the one in Philly). You have LIU-Brooklyn, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn Law and City Tech, all within walking distance from one another.

Last thing for them to do is spruce up fulton mall and the area should be in good shape.
Just to add, St. Francis too. Pretty cool.
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