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"York College Getting a New Home in Queens"

This New York Post article details the Board of Higher Education's approval of the 1970 master plan for York College's campus construction. While the plan still needed a final go-ahead from the Board of Regents and Governor Nelson Rockefeller, the proposed 50-acre, nine building campus was estimated to be completed by late 1976. The city's fiscal crisis during the decade, however, would delay construction and the college would not see the opening of its campus until 1986. Until then, York had relied on rented and temporary spaces throughout Queens since its founding in 1966. CUNY's commitment to a four-year college in Jamaica offered great promise for many in the often overlooked neighborhood.

Source | York College Archives
Creator | Delfiner, Rita
Date Created | November 24, 1970
Rights | Obtain From New York Post
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Delfiner, Rita, “"York College Getting a New Home in Queens",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 11, 2019,

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