35 West 67 Street (William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, formerly Makor)

Address: 35 West 67 Street
Landmark status: Historic District

Block No: 1120
Lot No: 9

Contact

The CUNY Honors College:
University Scholars Programs
The Graduate School and University Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3313
New York, New York 10016-4309
General Information (212) 817-1811
Fax (212) 817-2990
Email info@honorscollege.cuny.edu
Web: http://www.cuny.edu/honorscollege


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Summary of site plans and status

Makor, operated by the 92 Street Y, was put up for sale on May 18, 2006. It has 9,000-10,000 square feet of available space along with air rights. The real estate firm CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) handled the sale.

On June 6, a number of individuals on the West 67 Street Committee met with Timothy Sheehan and Ned Midgley of CBRE, and Greg Brooks of the 92nd Street Y, to voice their concerns about the sale of this site. At this meeting, Sheehan, Midgley and Brooks stressed that they are hoping to sell the building to a foundation or other non-profit institution, which will bring little disruption to the neighborhood.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2006, the CUNY Honors College announced plans to purchase the property at 35 West 67 Street, which housed the Makor and the Daytime in the Steinhardt building. The Honors College will include state of the art classroom space, a lecture room, seminar and meeting rooms, administrative offices, and a dining hall. According to CUNY, “Bill Macaulay’s extraordinarily generous gift will make possible a permanent home for the William E. Macaulay Honors College (MHC) , in a neighborhood that includes some of our city’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions such as Lincoln Center and the nearby Museum of Natural History and the New York Historical Society.” The College moved into their new space during September 2007.

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