Cooper Union

Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

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Discussing the Past and Next 50 Years of the NYC Subway Map

Posted October 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

Many Boogie readers and staffers are die-hard subway buffs. Growing up, we would enjoy competing with friends, connecting to as many train lines as possible in order to figure out the fastest routes through the boroughs. (Yes, we’re geeks, we admit it. Plus, we weren’t old enough to drink; we had to entertain ourselves somehow.) […]

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Today in LES History: Senator Barack Obama Makes a Campaign Stop at Cooper Union

Posted March 27, 2015 at 8:12 am

On this day in… 2008 – Campaigning Illinois Senator Barack Obama took the stage at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. The then-presidential hopeful gave a speech about the economy, and proposed an additional $30 billion stimulus package to help during the downturn. Obama was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg. The event was highly symbolic, as Cooper Union […]

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Peter Cooper Statue Boxed Up for Astor Place Reconstruction

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

You may have noticed that the statue of Peter Cooper sitting comfortably in his eponymous park is currently encased in an enormous plywood box; or that traffic barriers now cordon off a section of the roadway. These noticeable changes pretty much kick off the broader $16 million capital works project to redesign the entire composition […]

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‘Cooper Lumen Design Challenge’ Seeking Funds for Lower East Side Project

Posted January 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hurricane Sandy left one hell of a mark, exposing vulnerabilities with our attachment – nay – dependence on modern technology. Specifically in the communications department. Among the initiatives popping up throughout the city (e.g. AT&T’s solar-powered charging stations) is a new initiative specifically geared towards the Lower East Side. If successful, it will provide residents with […]

Op-Ed: Strong Communities Promote Sustainability

Last modified November 29, 2021 at 7:04 am

The Fourth Street Arts Block is the only official “cultural district” in NYC, but what interested me is that FABnyc has also embarked on a mission to green the block.

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Cooper Union Students Plan Press Conference for Noon Today

Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:27 am

Capitalizing on momentum from a seemingly successful student-faculty rally Saturday afternoon, Students for a Free Cooper Union are holding a press conference today at noon.

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Students for Free Cooper Union Plan Rally in Washington Square Park Today

Posted December 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

The Students for a Free Cooper Union, the eleven protestors holed up inside the Foundation Building, are intensifying their campaign.


Cooper Union Responds to Student Protest

Posted December 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Eleven Cooper Union students barricaded themselves on the eighth floorof the foundation building Monday and have been there since.  The protest action is a response to the “lack of transparency and accountability that has plagued this institution.”  Now the educational institution has officially responded to the matter. From the Boogie mailbag: On midday Monday, December […]


Cooper Union Day of Action: Students Lock Themselves Inside Foundation Building

Last modified December 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Twelve Cooper Unionstudents have locked themselves into the “Peter Cooper Suite” on the top floor of the facility’s historic Foundation Building. The action is a response to the “lack of transparency and accountability that has plagued this institution.” More specifically, they’re taking issue with the controversial move toward charging tuition. Students will reportedly hold the […]