University Heights Campus, early 20th Century

In 1894, when Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken decided to move the undergraduate college to a spacious campus in the Bronx, he hired Stanford White (whose father Richard Grant White was a 1839 graduate) to design the new campus. Relocating the actual University Building to the new campus was briefly considered but ultimately rejected due to the cost. The campus, now Bronx Community College, was sold by NYU in 1973. The original grounds remain intact and have been featured in movies such as A Beautiful Mind (2001), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Sophie’s Choice (1982), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), and Maid in Manhattan (2002).

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