FAQ for Brooklyn Friends School: 370 Jay Street
Frequently Asked Questions
How will NYU handle abatement?
NYU follows strict abatement protocols to ensure that any asbestos-containing materials are safely removed from construction sites. Our procedures begin with regulations set forth by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NY State Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and US Environmental Protection Agency, and go on to include additional, internally driven safety guides as well to minimize the dispersal of asbestos fibers. More information can be found on our general construction FAQ page.
How will parking be affected?
NYU's renovation of 370 Jay Street will not impact street parking. However, the Department of Transportation has directed the NYPD to enforce existing parking regulations around the construction site.
Where will construction activities be staged?
Construction activities will be staged in an enclosed, fenced-off area at the North end of Pearl Street.
When is construction scheduled to begin an end?
Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015 and is expected to be completed by fall of 2017.
What does the renovation entail?
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.
What are the scheduled work hours for this project?
Work hours are scheduled from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Neighbors will be given advanced notice of weekend or after hours work.
Is the 370 Jay Street building a Historic Landmark or located within a Downtown Brooklyn Historic District?
There are no historic landmark designations associated with 370 Jay Street. However, since its design does represent a decisive moment in post-war architecture, NYU will endeavor to appropriately celebrate the building’s visual and structural significance in the final renovation.
What were the previous uses at 370 Jay Street before renovation?
Before construction, the building housed MTA communications equipment, but was otherwise vacant.
How will 370 Jay Street be used following renovation?
NYU is working with the City of New York to transform the long-empty 370 Jay Street building into an innovation hub for engineering, applied science, urban science, digital technology, and digital media arts.