Above and below right: NYIT's New York campus improvements include a new auditorium in Manhattan, a solar carport, and upgraded research facilities in Theobald Hall.
Big things keep happening at NYIT as the university expands its New York City presence with the acquisition of a new auditorium at 1871 Broadway, two doors down from our main building located on the corner of Broadway and West 61st Street. The new, 250-seat facility will be used for lectures, conferences, movie screenings, and film festivals, as well as other events for the NYIT and external communities. The 9,000-square-foot NYIT Auditorium on Broadway is slated to open in October 2009.
On the Old Westbury campus, the newly renovated Theobald Hall will house six state-of-the-art chemistry and biology labs, two prep rooms, three retrofitted classrooms, and new faculty offices. Funded in part by a New York state grant, the renovation includes sustainable design elements such as recycled building materials, low-water-consumption plumbing, and energy-efficient lighting, as well as improved heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems.
Also on Long Island, NYIT demonstrated its commitment to innovation and sustainability once again with the unveiling of its first solar carport at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27 in Central Islip. U.S. Congressman Steve Israel participated in the ceremony with President Edward Guiliano and other members of NYIT’s faculty and administration. Part of NYIT’s “One Spot, One Car, One Commute” solar plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (S-PHEV) project, the freestanding, four-car carport prototype uses overhead solar panels to collect energy that powers the auto-mobiles. The project is one aspect of NYIT’s “green print” initiative that Israel helped make possible through a $500,000 federal grant to research alternative fuel technologies and reduce energy emissions. Visit www.nyit.edu/green for details.