NYU opens Brooklyn dorm, may merge with Polytechnic

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New York University is coming to Brooklyn — and so is its voracious appetite for real estate.

The fast-growing private institution, based in Greenwich Village, is opening its first non-Manhattan residence in a Brooklyn Heights apartment tower, and is negotiating what it described as a “merger” with Downtown Brooklyn-based Polytechnic University.

The Brooklyn Paper has learned that 115 graduate students plan to move this month into the “sliver building” at 67 Livingston St., between Clinton and Court streets. The building was formerly used as a residence hall by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

The dormitory news follows a statement by NYU earlier this week that it is negotiation a merger with Downtown Brooklyn–based Polytechnic University.

NYU spokesman John Beckman could not be reached for this story.

The owner of 67 Livingston St., listed as GC Clark LLC with a Manhattan address on city records, did not return a call from The Brooklyn Paper. The company paid $18 million for the 26-story tower in March. It was leased NYU in June, according to the East Village institution’s website.

A van will provide late night service between campus and the across-the-bridge dorm, the website said.

Judy Stanton, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, welcomed the new arrivals.

“Brooklyn Heights has absorbed quite a few students already,” she said. “It is a good and safe community for students to live in and concentrate in their studies.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story misattributed a quotation to NYU spokesman John Beckman. The Brooklyn Paper regrets the error.

Updated 4:31 pm, July 9, 2018
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