Tuesday, October 23, 2012
CUNY Law School opens in LIC
From the Daily News:
The state’s top judge has delivered his ruling: CUNY School of Law’s new location in Queens is a boon for the judicial system.
New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman christened the public service law school’s move on Monday from Flushing to Long Island City.
The school completed the move from Main St., Flushing, to the up-and-coming area of Long Island City in the shadow of the Citigroup Center. Large-scale tenants such as JetBlue and the city Department of Health have re-shaped the western Queens landscape, transforming the neighborhood from its gritty, industrial days.
The building was formerly a training center for Citigroup, but the Great Recession created an opportunity for CUNY honchos to pounce on the prime location, said Iris Weinshall, CUNY’s vice chancellor for facilities planning.
Michelle Anderson, dean of CUNY School of Law, said the new location will help its local students cut their commutes significantly.
Isn't it funny how the Machine's buzz words were used in this article? "Up-and-coming" "gritty" "landscape."
It was better before it was forcibly gentrified, when people could afford to live there and businesses could afford to operate there.