When designing the Paulson Center, public spaces were also created to not only foster connection amongst our NYU community, but to allow intersection with our neighbors.

Open for Use

Jump to:   Public atrium   |   Greene Street Walk   |   Greene Street Playgarden

Paulson Center north public atrium

Public atrium looking east towards Mercer Street

Public Atrium

The public atrium is accessible to the public from Bleecker Street on the north side of the building and provides entrances to NYU community members and their registered guests.  There are benches in the climate controlled space. 

Hours open to the public:
Sun–Thu:  8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Fri–Sat:    8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Greene Street


The Greene Street Walk, a privately owned public space (POPS), which runs along the west side of the Paulson Center at ground level.

24 hours, 7 days a week


Designed for children 2 to 5 years old, the Greene Street Playgarden equipment provides learning through play.

All days: dawn–dusk

Aerial view of the Greene Street Walk and Playgarden

Aerial view of the Greene Street Walk and Playgarden

For more information about these public spaces, please contact: community.engagement@nyu.edu