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 2019.  Work will entail 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. Construction work will continue throughout the rest of the building. Additional academic programs will be moving in between 2018-2019.

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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

April 26, 2019

370 Jay Street Project Update

  • Contractors are currently working on the upper floors to complete interior fit out and mechanical installation.
  • Contractors are scheduled to work Saturdays for the remainder of the project. Saturday work hours are 7:00am - 4:00pm.
  • Contractors are currently working overnight hours to complete interior finishing treatments and mechanical installation. Works hours are from 6:00 pm until 2:00 am, Monday through Friday.
  • A packer truck will be used intermittently to remove waste from the project site.
  • Deliveries and waste removal will occur on Pearl Street. All Pearl Street deliveries and waste removal will be monitored through a manned guard shed.
  • A temporary boiler is currently located within the construction fence on Pearl Street. The boiler helps to provide domestic hot water services for the building. Routine maintenance of the boiler system will be conducted to ensure that it is operating properly. The boiler will be in place until National Grid completes work for the building's needs.

Jay Street MetroTech Station, Escalator and Stair Replacement 

  • MTA NYC Transit, working in conjunction with New York University, will be completing a project to repair and replace the staircases and escalators at Jay Street MetroTech A/C/F/R station under 370 Jay Street. Both the North and South arcades at the station will be temporarily closed between Willoughby Street and the pedestrian plaza. This project is scheduled to begin on May 20, 2019 and continue until early 2021. All work is weather and site conditions permitting. Subway service will not be impacted during these temporary closures. All other station entrances will remain open, as will the elevator at Willoughby Street.
  • This project will include demolition of the existing stairwells, infrastructure reinforcement, fabrication of new elements, and installation of new escalators and stairs.
  • The North arcade by the pedestrian plaza will close first on May 20, 2019. The stairwell will reopen in Spring 2020 and the escalator will reopen in Summer 2020.
  • The South arcade will close in Spring 2020 and reopen in early 2021.
  • The station elevator at Willoughby Street will remain open throughout the duration of the project.
    All other station entrances across Jay Street at MetroTech Plaza will also remain open during the project.
  • Subway service will not be impacted during these temporary staircase and escalator closures. Signage will be posted in the station before each closure to inform customers of the changes.
  • Work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm.
  • For MTA service and station questions, customers can visit http://www.mta.info/ or call 511.

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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