A Massive $1.6B Science Hub Is Coming To Manhattan

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By the year 2031, Science Park and Research Campus Kips Bay will bring thousands of jobs to New York in the life science and public health industry. The project will transform the Brookdale Campus on East 25th Street into new, state of the art teaching and commercial facilities. Via SecretNYC

Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams announced earlier this month plans for a $1.6 billion “[innovation] hub for the life sciences industry” called Science Park and Research Campus Kips Bay (SPARC). It will be the first-of-its-kind in the New York State, establishing New York as a global lead for available careers in life science and public health.

SPARC will partner with the City University of New York (CUNY) to generate a projected $25 billion for the city over the next three decades and create 10,000 jobs.

More than 1.5 million square feet in Kips Bay will be transformed into “state-of-the-art teaching and commercial facilities” on Hunter College’s Brookdale Campus. The project will further a career pipeline in life science for local students, in addition to rebuilding a pedestrian bridge that will connect East 25th St. to Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.


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