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In the Middle of Everything

With Broadway a block to the east and Central Park not much farther, nearly every great thing you can imagine about living in New York is right at your doorstep: museums, restaurants, music, all of it.

In the mid-1950s, Fordham was invited to be part of the Lincoln Square Renewal Project which sought to replace substandard housing on the city's west side with a new performing arts complex that would become renowned as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Ballet. Fordham purchased most of the property from West 60th Street to West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, and in 1961 Fordham's Law School opened.

In September of 1968, while construction progressed on the Leon Lowenstein Building, Fordham began offering classes in the Law School as part of a new college called the Liberal Arts College which was renamed in 1996 to Fordham College at Lincoln Center. 

The 8-acre campus spans two city blocks, with a landscaped plaza where you can find a respite from the City without actually leaving it. It’s also home to our Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Education, and Graduate School of Social Service.