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NYC has more undergraduate and graduate students than Boston has people."

New York City colleges and universities have become powerful magnets for talent and an excellent generator of new jobs.

Recently the City approved expansion plans for Columbia and Fordham campuses and the planned tech campus on Roosevelt Island by Cornell University.

Applications for admission are being accepted for the “beta” class of computer science students at Cornell NYC Tech, the new world-class applied sciences campus in New York City. This first class of full-time students will begin in January 2013, pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science. Applications for the small and highly selective beta class are due on October 1, 2012. The program will be housed at the temporary campus location in Chelsea, in space donated by Google. In 2017, the campus will move to its permanent home on Roosevelt Island. Information about the program and the application procedure for prospective students is available online at

The latest approval is New York University’s 2031 development plan.

NYU Expansion

For the 20-year project, NYU will develop more than 1.9 million square feet which will provide necessary space for classrooms and other educational facilities, a new athletic facility, study areas, performance and theater spaces, faculty office and research space as well as student and faculty housing.

The project calls for open space enhancements, including making the Sasaki Garden accessible to the public, and early commitments to build public spaces on Bleecker Street and LaGuardia Place. Plans also include a commitment to convert a 6,000 square feet of existing space in Washington Square Village to accommodate a community use.

The University’s expansion will add to this economic impact by creating an estimated 18,200 construction job as well as 2,600 long-term employment opportunities.

NYU’s 2031 development plan is another example of enhancements made by universities to attract top-notch brainpower that in turn will benefit our great city.

The NYU plan allows for growth on its own property while maintaining the neighborhood character of Greenwich Village.

To all the new undergraduate and graduate students entering NYC, I wish you all great success.

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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You always come up with the coolest and most interesting facts about NYC Mitchell..........amazing!

Sep 07, 2012 02:36 AM #1
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Thanks Roger, There was an article in The Boston Globe recently titled NY vs Boston The End Game.

Here is a quote:

"They’ve dwarfed us in size, eclipsed us in culture, and dominated us on the diamond. And now they’re coming for the one thing we have left: our smarts."



Sep 07, 2012 05:02 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great stat...more students than people in Boston is a definite vow.  A

Sep 07, 2012 09:25 AM #3
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Alexandra, Hope you and Ron had a wonderful summer. Here is another NYC school stat:

New York's public school system has more children enrolled in its public schools than 12 states and the District of Columbia have in total population!.

Sep 07, 2012 09:56 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some amazing stats for education in NYC, Mitchell.  

Sep 07, 2012 10:15 PM #5
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

That's amazing, Mitchell. But, I guess with a population of 8-10 million people (depending on the day of the week), it makes sense that student numbers would be so high.  I wonder how many folks who live in  the tri-state area, who commute to NYC for work, have their children attend school in the City.... hmmm.

Sep 09, 2012 07:28 AM #6
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mitchell, its good to hear that NYU is doing their part with their expansion program to prepare our children for the future.

Sep 09, 2012 11:07 PM #7
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Sep 09, 2012 11:40 PM #8
Vanessa Saunders
Global Property Systems Real Estate - White Plains, NY
From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York

The links between a well developed educational infrastructure and a strong local economy are many and certainly worthy of our support.

Sep 09, 2012 11:43 PM #9
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Gabe, Thanks for the re-blog

Peggy, While you have to live in NYC to attend NYC public schools, NYC also has some of the finest private schools that attract students from the tri-state area.

Hi Michael, The final expansion plan that was approved took 5 years and was whittled down by opponents to 26 percent slimmer than the original plan.

Hi Phil, Thanks, I folowed the link. Great video...New York, New York it's a wonderful town.

Vanessa, Thanks. I agree. it's difficult to expand an urban campus because of the limited space and the neighbor's concerns.


Sep 10, 2012 02:52 AM #10
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
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Mitchell.....Because I like you, I will let that comment about Boston go!  LOL!  Seriously though, I did not know that fact but it makes sense.  Much as I love Boston, NYC is great too!

Sep 10, 2012 03:42 AM #11
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Christine, I like you and Boston too! There has always been a friendly rivalry since both towns were colonies. Because our mayor is from Boston I think he likes to point out that fact.

Sep 10, 2012 04:01 AM #12
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I had no idea about that...I always thought about Boston and Colleges.  Oh, and I love On the Town.  Congrats on the feature.

BTW, you could do a post about all the movies in NYC (and another on the TV shows).

Sep 10, 2012 08:05 PM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mitchell. How funny, I was thinking about you yesterday and then Janis reblogged this. Great job my friend.

Sep 10, 2012 09:29 PM #14
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Debbie, I've been out all day. ThAnks for the comment. I did a blog recently about all the TV shows made in NY on my outside blog not AR> I try not to duplicate content.

Made in NY Shows Back on Television

Hi Sheila, Thanks to Janis... I appreciate her re-blog.

Sep 11, 2012 11:01 AM #15
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