NYU is renovating the long-dormant, City-owned 370 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn to create a modern, sustainable, academic center for New York University’s expanding Engineering and Applied Sciences programs in Brooklyn. The project began in winter 2014 and will continue through summer 2020.  Work will include interior demolition, exterior roof demolition, facade restoration, and window replacement work. Interior renovations will continue throughout the duration of the project.

In December 2017, 370 Jay Street welcomed its first occupant. NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) occupies the top two floors of the building. Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, additional divisions from Tandon School of Engineering, Tisch School of the Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, as well as the Future Lab Incubators also moved in. Additional administrative offices have also relocated into the building.

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Work Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday work will continue for the duration of the project. Work hours are 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Current Project Update

August 12, 2020  

New Updates

  • Contractors are scheduled to work on Saturday, August 15 from 7:00am-3:30pm.

Ongoing Work

  • MTA work continues to upgrade the stairwells and escalators at the Jay Street Metrotech subway station.
  • Contractors are currently working to complete interior fit out and mechanical installation on the ground and cellar floors.
  • Contractors are scheduled to work on Saturdays as needed in order to meet project completion dates. Saturday work hours are 7:00am-4:00pm.

Scope of Work

  • The project consists of internal renovation, facade restoration, roof work, installation of new windows and shading mechanisms, and an overhaul of the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Abatement will require the use of specialized disposal truck. Contractors will follow safe abatement protocols for the removal of all hazardous materials.
  • Vehicular traffic may be partially obstructed during work hours on Pearl Street. Flagmen will be stationed to help control traffic leading into Pearl Street at these times. Pedestrian traffic will remain open throughout the course of the project.
  • Sidewalk bridging will be installed on Jay, Willoughby, and Pearl Streets along the perimeter of the building. In addition, scaffolding will be installed along the Renaissance Plaza side of the building for facade restoration.
  • Perdiodic use of a packer truck will be required to grind debris as it is removed.
  • Still have questions? Explore this project's FAQ for the parents at Brooklyn Friends School.

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