NEW YORK, NY, March 18, 2014Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) announced today that it is considering its options for a potential relocation of its Manhattan campus to a new facility and/or property in Manhattan. The college’s Manhattan Campus is currently located at 431 Canal Street in Hudson Square.  MCNY has engaged Kenneth Siegel, Janet Woods and Robert Martin of the brokerage firm Jones Lang LaSalle to represent and advise on the acquisition of facilities for a new campus in the downtown area.

“As a result of enrollment growth and sound fiscal management, the college is looking at options to secure a new long-term campus in Lower Manhattan via lease or acquisition,” said Vinton Thompson, President, and Metropolitan College of New York.  “As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, the time is right to create a long-term home for our first rate professional degree programs in the areas of business, human services, healthcare management, public administration, emergency management and education.” 

MCNY, formerly Audrey Cohen College and the College for Human Services, was founded in 1964 and has operated at four Lower Manhattan addresses over the years.  It also offers programs in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Avenue and is building a new full-scale Bronx Campus in Triangle Plaza Hub at 459 East 149th Street.

The college pioneered the academic field of Human Services and is recognized for programs that combine study with practical experience and promotion of positive social change.  It offers degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s level, is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),  the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and is chartered by the New York State Education Department.

About Metropolitan College of New York

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, MCNY was founded in 1964 as the Talent Corps by Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square/ SoHo at 431 Canal Street, NY, NY 10013. For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.