Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia V. Schrader summed it up best by saying “It’s a special day to celebrate.” KCC unveiled its first satellite location on Tuesday, October 4 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony of Chestnut Commons, a 14-story building at 110 Dinsmore Place in East New York/Cypress Hills Brooklyn that will provide 275 permanently affordable homes, retail space and a community center. It is one of the first developments from the East New York Neighborhood Plan.
KCC partnered with Mutual Housing Association of New York Management, a mutual housing association, and worked with the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to open two classrooms and an office space in the Cypress Hills East New York Community Center within Chestnut Commons.
“It’s a special day for Kingsborough Community College because we will occupy two classrooms and afford many who call this community home an opportunity to enter the pathway of higher education. Today, we plant the CUNY flag in East New York/ Cypress Hills. It is a flag that has flown since 1847 with the establishment of City College and with the belief that education of free people is the hope of humanity. Thank you for the opportunity to advance the CUNY mission,” Schrader said in her remarks to a standing-room audience of elected officials, community residents and business owners and partners.
As Brooklyn’s only community college, this satellite location is an extension of the main campus in Manhattan Beach.
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