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New Far Rock. library designed by 9/11 memorial architect
Forest Hills event off ers prospective CUNY
students information on how to apply
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
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State Senator Joseph Addabbo is teaming
up with Th e City University of New
York (CUNY) to bring important information
about applying to college to prospective
On Saturday, Oct. 13, CUNY representatives
will host an information session
for prospective college students
from across the district. At the session,
students will learn information about
CUNY’s many undergraduate colleges
and academic off erings, as well as off er
an overview of what student life and
activities at a CUNY college and services
they off er, including fi nancial aid
and scholarship opportunities, as well as
how to apply for them.
Th e event will take place at Forest
Hills’ Metropolitan Expeditionary
Learning School (MELS), located at 91-30
Metropolitan Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Th is College Information Session
with CUNY is a great way for those
thinking about attending a city university
to gain a wealth of knowledge about
all of CUNY’s off erings,” Addabbo said.
“I encourage all high school students —
as well as anyone else who is ready to
make the leap into higher education —
to come out to this information session
as it could put you on the path to a great
college experience. I would like to thank
CUNY for again partnering with me
on this important event and MELS for
opening up their amazing school for us.”
To fi nd the event, down the driveway
at MELS and enter the school through
the yellow doors in the back. Staff will be
onsite to help direct participants.
For more information on this event,
contact Addabbo’s offi ce at 718-738-1111.
Rendering courtesy of Queens Borough Public Library
BY JOSH TOWNER
Th e Far Rockaway Library will
move to a temporary location for
the next three years as a stunning
two-story, $33 million building is
constructed on the current site.
Th e new library will double the size
of the existing building. Th e development
will feature a glass curtain wall,
pyramidal entrance and a large central
Th e building will also have a minimal
environmental impact, between
the large use of natural light and
the blue roof, which collects stormwater
to mitigate runoff impact.
Th e development has been certifi
ed by the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design, one of the
most popular green-building certifi -
cation programs in the world.
Among the new library’s features
are designated children and teen
spaces, an elevator, a large meeting
room, additional computer stations,
a quiet room and self check-in/out
Th e current library, located at
1637 Central Ave., will close on
Friday, Sept. 28. Th e single-story
brick building was built in 1968,
but it will be demolished to pave
the way for the new development.
Th e temporary location will open
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1003 Beach 20th
St. Mobile library service will also
be available on Monday, Oct. 15 and
Monday, Oct. 22 in front of the temporary
Th e new library was designed by the
architectural fi rm Snøhetta, which
also designed the National September
11 Memorial Museum and Pavilion.
Th e construction is expected to be
completed in 2021.
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