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"Board, City Push Hunt for York Site"

This article from the New York Daily News details an early push from civic leaders to find a temporary location for the nascent York College in Jamaica, Queens. Founded in 1966, two years prior to this article's printing, the college initially relied on rented space in Bayside, Queens with the intention of eventually settling in Jamaica. As the article notes, community leaders feared for the college's future in Jamaica after the city "failed to secure two of the three sites it had promised to the BHE [Board of Higher Education]."

Though established in 1966 as the fifth senior college of the City University of New York, York College spent two decades without a permanent campus. Relying first on rented space in Bayside, Queens, the school temporarily re-located to the Queensborough Community College campus from 1968-1971. The administration then relied on a mix of rented and purchased buildings in Jamaica until the opening of the first building of their permanent campus in 1986.

Source | York College Archives
Creator | Safransky, Sy
Date Created | June 28, 1968
Rights | Copyright New York Daily News
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Safransky, Sy, “"Board, City Push Hunt for York Site",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 10, 2019,

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