Gov. Paterson Attends Hunter/CUNY Groundbreaking

November 17, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015
Gov. David Paterson at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility for Hunter College and CUNY on Monday Nov. 16 in East Harlem. (The Epoch Times)
Gov. David Paterson at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility for Hunter College and CUNY on Monday Nov. 16 in East Harlem. (The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Gov. David Paterson attended a groundbreaking ceremony in East Harlem Monday morning for the Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the new facility, located at Third Ave. between 118th and 119th Streets will also house the CUNY School of Public Health.

The Hunter School of Social Work has been housed in a facility on East 79th St. provided by the Silberman’s, rent free, for the past 40 years. The new building will be named in honor of the Silberman’s $30 million contribution to the project, which will is also being funded by the state legislature with $101.3 million.

The new eight story, 147,000 sq. ft. green building will include an auditorium, library, café, and state-of the-art technology, in addition to classrooms and faculty offices.