Monday, November 26, 2012

New York at Night 19

This is Cooper Union, where you can study art, architecture,
or engineering and not pay a penny.  But you'd better
be talented.  I looked at admissions stats from 2010-2011—
only 8.4% of those who applied got in (and all
of the applicants scored 600 or above on their SATs).

[It's also Mellow Yellow Monday. To see more, go here.]


  1. I used to go here for adult ed classes when I lived in the village. they weren't free but they were affordable and very good too.
    Happy belated thanksgiving Alexa. I'm glad you got to be with your family & you didn't have to cook! I hope your Mom is ok too.
    Hugs to you & yours

  2. I could learn a little about Cooper Union by clicking the “Notable Patrons (#2)” link at yesterday’s McSorley’s link. Then from Peter Cooper (1791 – 1883) to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (est. 1859).

    If I grew a combo turtleneck/muffler like Peter Copper’s no one would ever notice my jowls and wattle. And if I let my ear hair go I could eventually use it as a combover if I need to.

    The 1859 building was: “...the first structure in New York City to feature rolled-iron I-beams for structural support; Peter Cooper himself invented and produced these beams.”

    Now I understand that modern building across from yesterday’s DL. Cerney. It is 41 Cooper Square, an adjunct to Cooper Union.

    By the way, is that Falafel Shawarma still there on the east of the intersection of 3rd Ave, St Marks Place, Astor Place, and Cooper Square?

    Your recent posts have been really fun and educational (today, literally).

  3. And I bet the students keep the lights burning all night!

  4. Marvelous night photo. Cooper Union sounds like a very creative (and exclusive) place to go.

  5. TG -- Who needs Wikipedia when I have you? (And you have a sense of humor.) I believe you're talking about Mamoun's Falafel, between Astor Place and Cooper Square; if so, they're still there—and they stay up as late as the students do.

  6. A place where Abraham lincoln made a famous speech...


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