Metropolitan College opens South Bronx Cmapus

Cyril Josh Barker | 9/15/2016, 11:57 a.m.
Metropolitan College of New York officially opened its new Bronx campus on East 149th Street, moving from its previous location ...
Bronx Borough President’s Proclamation presentation – Charles Armstrong, Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Laura Pires-Hester, Founding staff member of MCNY, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., MCNY President, Dr. Vinton Thompson, Wendy Cohen, Vice Chair, MCNY Board of Trustees, Carmen E. Arroyo, District 84 Assemblywoman, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, MCNY Trustee, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., District 17 Councilmember MCNY photo

Metropolitan College of New York officially opened its new Bronx campus on East 149th Street, moving from its previous location on Courtlandt Avenue. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a mixed commercial project.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the new campus was attended by college officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, including Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr., Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation Marlene Citron.

The MCNY Bronx center is a 26,000 square foot facility that has the capacity to serve more than 500 students. It features 17 classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events.

The campus will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff. Officials at the college said the campus will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.