Nyack College applies to operate solely out of Manhattan

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Nyack College announced Wednesday its plans to move from the quiet suburbs in Rockland to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

The Christian campus has applied to the state to solely operate out of its New York City campus starting fall 2019.

Jeff Quinn, the vice president for college relations, told News 12, "We're are pretty confident that we have the facilities down there, and we have relationships that will help us transport our NCAA athletic program."

The 450 students who live on campus will have to move as well.

The school says it plans to sell the Rockland campus, allowing it to minimize rising costs and maintain high academic standards.

Orangetown Town Supervisor Chris Day says he was “surprised” that the county wasn’t looped into the process.

Town and village officials are working together to make sure whatever takes the place of the school has a positive impact.

“It’s currently zoned for residential, but not for high-density residential," says Day.

Nyack College says classes will still be held at the Rockland campus for spring 2019.

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