The Chelsea Neighborhood and Our Space
AAP NYC provides an extraordinary home base, located within one of Manhattan's largest concentrations of galleries, architecture firms, and artist studios. Eateries, boutiques, markets, and book and art supply stores abound. Near Union Square, students can enjoy park space and connections to most subway lines within a two-block walk.
Bright, expansive, and versatile, the AAP NYC loft hosts student groups ranging in size from 12 to 50 and public lectures of up to 150 people. Events open to the larger metropolitan and Cornell alumni community are scheduled throughout the term, and students are encouraged to participate.
AAP NYC is staffed by a full-time program coordinator, Brooke Moyse
, as well as an executive director, Bob Balder
. Both Brooke and Bob are valuable resources for students as they prepare to move to New York City, and throughout the semester.
AAP NYC is equipped with wireless internet access, seven desktop computers, two scanners, and a VLS 460 laser printer. In addition, the center has two plotter printers (HP DesignJet 110 plus nr and HP DesignJet 500), an HP LaserJet 5550n color printer, an HP LaserJet 9050 PCL black and white printer, and a Canon PixmaPro 9500 Mark ii photo printer. Wireless printing is available to the laserjet color printer. There is also a small tool shop with hand tools for model making and art projects, and a selection of New York City history books and maps. All students are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with all appropriate software to AAP NYC.
Books from Cornell's libraries in Ithaca are available to students through an online request system. The books are shipped to and from AAP NYC free of charge. Cornell is a member of the SHARES network of libraries which allows Cornell students visiting privileges at New York University, and borrowing privileges at Columbia University. Access hours and policies vary, and students are encouraged to call ahead or to visit the library websites prior to visiting. AAP NYC students can also register for borrowing privileges with the New York Public Library (NYPL).
Hours and Address
The center is open to students from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, and visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
50 W. 17th Street
New York, NY 10011