The Julius Silver Residence Center. Completed in 1964 at a time that NYU was expanding its Bronx campus, this dormitory accommodated both male and female students but in a segregated manner. Each walkway led to the male or the female wing of the building.
In 1973, New York University sold its Bronx campus located in University Heights and withdrew from the borough, after being there for eighty years. The campus then was occupied by Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. This article explores the reasons behing the sale of a campus that had raditionally been considered as the crown jewel of New York University. The article is available here.
A version of this article was presented on 10/21/2010 at the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
This article has been incorporated in Tropics of Meta in a blog about the development practices of New York University.