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The Cooper Union

11 locals recommend ·

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Helen
Helen
September 10, 2017
The only private, full-scholarship college in the United States dedicated exclusively to preparing students for the professions of art, architecture and engineering. The college, established in 1859, occupies several buildings, but the most recognizable and famous is the Foundation Building, which…
Ina
Ina
February 18, 2016
Legendary design&engineering school.
Janine
Janine
December 23, 2015
A world-famous, highly selective college famous for being "free as air and water," or tuition-free, until the abolition of that system two years ago
Martin
Martin
December 22, 2014
Famous Free University founded by Peter Cooper. Abe Lincoln spoke here.
Edgar
Edgar
October 16, 2014
Famous arts and architecture school where Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech in its auditorium. All around it are trendy specialty shops, tattoo artists, asian restaurants.

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Library
“Founded in 1884, Oswald Ottendorfer, editor of a widely read German-American journal helped create one of New York City’s first free libraries. Ottendorfer wanted to help German immigrants assimilate into American society with access to reading materials. It is one of the oldest Libraries in America”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the largest museum in the U.S. committed to Ukrainian cultural heritage. It opened in 1976 and offers several annual exhibitions and public programs.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
“great diner "like" food next door...try the Caribbean french toast. PS. This place is crowded anytime of day, and they play old school 90's rap music like Coolio and Snoop Dog”
  • 4 locals recommend
Charity Shop / Vintage Store
“This is literally down the block. It's a consignment store + can be hit or miss with selection, but there are often designer deals to be found. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You cant go wrong with any momofuku restaurant. This is the most veg friendly momofuku. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Location
30 Cooper Square
Manhattan, NY 10003
Phone+1 212-353-4100
Websitecooper.edu