New York City ~ More of a College Town Than Ever

Reblogger Janis Borgueta
Real Estate Agent with Key Properties of the Hudson Valley NYS DRE #40BO1055114

A short ride on Metro North brings me from Newburgh NY to the Big Apple. Mitchell has some great statistics on how many students there are in NYC going to the Universities and Colleges. I never realized how much of a college town it is. I was always under the impression that Boston has more, but New York City has quite a few students.. and a plan for more!

Lucky for Newburgh... New York City is only 60 miles away! 

Original content by Mitchell J Hall

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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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I thought I was the only one noticing this for a sec lol. Bless it though! :)

Sep 10, 2012 12:35 PM #1
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Laura.. i think it is really cool.. and what could be better than going to school in NYC and being close to family if you wanted to be... so many opportunities!

Sep 10, 2012 01:00 PM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

What a wonderful opportunity to be able to study in favorite city!

Sep 10, 2012 07:55 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Janis. I had missed this, so I am glad you reblogged it. Have a great day my friend and stay positive.

Sep 10, 2012 09:31 PM #4
Anja Kerstens
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Morgan Hill, CA
GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real

Who would have thought of New York City as a college town.  It makes sence of course; lot's of activity in the Big Apple; who won't want to live there?

Sep 11, 2012 01:04 AM #5
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Hi Roger... it is a great city..I can't wait to have a day to go and play...I have just had too many things going on lately.. but the fall is a fabulous time to be there!

Sep 11, 2012 06:01 AM #6
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Janis, having gone to school in Boston, it's hard for me to think about New York as a college town-but it's true, and they are in very distinct areas with different personalities-Columbia vs. NYU and a whole lot more!

Sep 11, 2012 11:40 AM #7
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Joanna.. who would have even known this? and with all their plans it is certainly going to increase the number of students... Mitchell will be selling more condos!

Sep 11, 2012 01:46 PM #8
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Janis, count me too, I once graced those strrets as a student. FIT was my home, and other campuses my playground.

Sep 11, 2012 09:05 PM #9
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

You certainly know your way around the city Ellen! I did not attend school there, but love to visit and only wish i could have the opportunity to have a "do over" LOL .. no not really .. I went to school in Miami.. it was warm.. and a long time ago.

Sep 11, 2012 09:17 PM #10
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Janis,

I would have never guessed New York City as a college town....and I'm from Upstate N.Y. It just shows you how long I have been gone:).  There is lot's of activity in the Big Apple; it's an exciting town!!


Sep 11, 2012 10:48 PM #11
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Great blog Janis! Keep up the good work. Have a nice week!

Sep 12, 2012 12:51 AM #12
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Thanks Will.. Enjoy your day

Dorie, Yes I can see you as a New York native!! a good thing..=)

Sep 12, 2012 12:55 AM #13
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