New Bronx and Manhattan Campuses Will Transform College and Local Communities

New York, N.Y. (March 17, 2016) – Beginning in May 2016, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) will make a stunning transformation, moving the entire college of 1,200 students into two new quarters which the college has purchased. MCNY’s new facilities in the South Bronx and downtown Manhattan’s Financial District will replace existing rented properties and permit the College to improve service to both its students and its communities.

“These moves represent major community investments which will strengthen the long-term institutional and financial stability of the College and support cultural outreach and engagement with local community groups,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson.

Scheduled to open in May 2016, the new Manhattan and Bronx locations will provide MCNY with expanded capacity to accommodate additional students and enable current students to take advantage of up-to-date technology and spaces specifically configured to serve changing college needs.

In Manhattan, MCNY has purchased a commercial condominium at 40 Rector Street, with 110,000 sq. ft. of space and a prominent, dedicated entrance on West Street, three blocks south of the World Trade Center. The new space will provide significant advantages including greatly improved transportation options for students and a better location to partner with local businesses and community groups.

The new campus in the Bronx, located at 463 East 149th Street, is part of Triangle Plaza hub, a mixed commercial project that is a centerpiece of new development in the Hub shopping area, the second busiest subway stop in the Bronx.  Having outgrown its existing extension center, MCNY will turn this new 26,000 sq. ft. space into a full branch campus with student and academic support services and library services with the capacity to serve up to 500 students.

The Bronx site will feature seventeen classrooms, 3 computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events and to build neighborhood partnerships; the campus will be an integral part of the local community.

“The completion of our new facilities will help transform MCNY and the communities we serve,” Thompson added, “giving the college enhanced public presence, improved facilities for students and staff, and enormously strengthened possibilities for community outreach and service.”

About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. 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). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with 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 locations are in Soho/Tribeca at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.

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