Manhattan College Building Student Commons


Comment from Ben;

Readers of the Noma Blog may be excited to know about Manhattan Colleges continued construction of their Student Commons that will put another Starbucks as well as a sorely needed academic bookstore open to the community in Central Riverdale. Manhattan College’s website features a great video of what the student commons will look like when it is completed in 2014 as well as a live construction webcam. This is a very exciting development. Let’s hope academic-minded high school students from around the country agree.

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6 Responses to Manhattan College Building Student Commons

  1. Hi says:

    Wish they were putting in a real coffee shop, instead of yet another merely average chain coffee place. Riverdale does not have a single place that delivers a REAL cappuccino or latte.

  2. Hi says:

    I wonder how much of that will be open to the public. Maybe just the bookstore and the food area.

    • nomablogger says:

      Are you saying Manhattan College doesn’t have a history of acknowledging the neighborhood?

      • Hi says:

        Not really saying that, no. Most colleges, for security reasons, don’t open their gyms and other facilities to the public. You usually need a gym membership, or student ID to get into certain stuff. So it’ll be interesting to see what they do. They have to keep the students safe, considering it’s on the edge of where Riverdale ends, etc

  3. Anonymous says:

    From the FAQ section of their website:

    When the building opens, the Starbucks and bookstore located on the first floor of the student commons will be open to local residents. Additionally, some of the lectures and programs hosted in the building will be open to the public. Announcements about public programs will be listed on and possibly in the local Riverdale newspapers.
    More here:

    I hope the book store sells more than just textbooks. Riverdale area is starved for a bookstore after untimely death of Paperbacks Plus.

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