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
  • Some night and weekend work will be required. Neighbors will be given advanced notice of night and weekend work.

Current Project Update

February 6, 2019

  • Phase two of interior demolition has been completed. Contractors are now completing interior fit out and mechanical installation.
  • Contractors are scheduled to work on Saturday, February 9 and February 16. Work hours are 7:00am - 4:00pm.
  • 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.

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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