Marist Purchases Space in Manhattan to Expand Campus and Offerings

Julia Fishman

June 13, 2018 - In a decisive move to expand into New York City, Marist College has purchased 18,000 square feet of space at 420 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

The College’s $18.4 million purchase encompasses the entire 14th floor of the building, which is situated at the corner of 38th Street near Bryant Park in a key commuter area convenient to Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, and the Port Authority.  

420 Fifth Avenue with Empire State building in background

The space will be home to the Marist College Executive Center and serve as a central New York City location for its innovative academic offerings for graduate, adult, undergraduate, and corporate programs. Additionally, it will serve as a featured location for prominent events such as the Marist Fashion Program’s ongoing involvement with New York Fashion Week, programs featuring the nationally recognized Marist Poll, seminars and lecture series, receptions, and alumni networking events. 

The premier New York City location will allow for expansion of a wide variety of programs, including the very popular Marist in Manhattan internship program and the School of Management’s Career Trek, which connects business students with potential employers in New York City. “Marist’s ties to New York City are numerous, and the Marist College Executive Center in midtown will allow us do even more to connect our comprehensive academic and professional education programs to the New York City market,” said Geoffrey Brackett, Executive Vice President. In addition to its main campus in Poughkeepsie, NY, Marist has a campus in Florence, Italy, and academic program centers in Madrid, Paris, and Dublin.

The College anticipates that the Center will be open in spring 2019. 

About Marist

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

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