“We Took Trash and Turned it into Treasure” – City Plans to Demolish Brookdale Campus

HUNTER COLLEGE–New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled a new plan on Thursday to build a $1.6 billion academic and public health center on a several-acre site in Kips Bay – the Brookdale campus.

The new park and life sciences research facility will be Mayor Adams’ largest economic development project thus far, according to Politico. The Science Park and Research Campus is intended to be a space for CUNY students pursuing health, science and education careers. Adams will use over 1.5 million square feet of the campus to turn it into a state-of-the-art science center, and is expected to generate $25 billion in economic impact over the next 30 years and create 10,000 jobs.