News NYU to expand engineering school in Downtown Brooklyn New York University announced it will be expanding its engineering school in Brooklyn. Above, a rendering of NYU's Tandon School of Engineering, which will open new labs in Downtown Brooklyn this fall. Photo Credit: NYU Tandon School of Engineering By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated January 26, 2017 1:08 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Next stop, the future! NYU is moving into the former MTA headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn this fall, adding 500,000 square feet for its engineering school, the university said Thursday. The building at 370 Jay St. will include state-of-the-art labs and classrooms for the Tandon School of Engineering. The new building will nearly double the size of the school. The university hopes the new facility will appeal to the growing number of startups and tech companies in the area, according to NYU Executive Vice President Bob Berne. “This will have transformative implications for not only the University but also for Brooklyn,” he said in a statement. The top floors of the building will be dedicated to NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, which will use data science to analyze and improve urban issues. The school also started renovating Tandon’s Rogers Hall in Downtown Brooklyn and will update its chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and urban engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering departments. Both facilities will be able to take on 40 new faculty members and researchers and 1,100 more students. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.