NYU-Poly officially opened a major expansion of its MetroTech campus—the first in a series of developments that look to transform Downtown Brooklyn into a high-tech educational mecca.
"Today's ribbon-cutting is yet another win for Brooklyn as NYU-Poly and the broader tech industry continue to bring students, jobs, and innovation to our community," said state Sen. Daniel Squadron, D-Cobble Hill, at today's event.
The ribbon cutting was for 120,000 square feet of classroom space at 2 MetroTech to be used by the school's engineering students, as well as faculty and administrators.
Borough President Marty Markowitz, Deputy Mayor for Development Robert Steel and NYU President John Sexton were also in attendance.
Squadron, a vocal backer of new development in Downtown Brooklyn, said he hoped today's unveiling would be paired with an even more ambitious project, which also involves NYU as a key player.
"I hope to celebrate with NYU-Poly again, around the corner at a new at 370 Jay St.—and I'll continue to push to make it a reality," Squadron said.