As many New Schoolers are undoubtedly aware, a water main broke in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 15 at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 13th Street, and has affected a number of our surrounding buildings. Repair efforts are already underway. Below is a brief update concerning areas that have been affected.
New School teams are currently working with the city to restore all services. Thanks to the hard work of these crews, spring semester courses will start on schedule on Monday, January 27 – and the new University Center at 63 Fifth Avenue will be open on time for classes.
However, certain spaces have experienced significant damage: areas of Fanton Hall (72 Fifth Avenue), the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (2 W. 13th Street / 66 Fifth Avenue), and the below-ground levels of the University Center are all currently closed and require repair. Staff and faculty who work in these buildings and who have not already received notice of alternative workspaces should contact the office of their supervisor, Dean or Chief/Vice President.
Please keep checking www.newschool.edu/status for updates. As in previous instances of unforeseen disruption, The New School has responded with resilience, understanding, and cooperation with the greater community as repairs are made.