17 Lexington AvenueA center of commerce by the 1840's, NYC attracted a growing immigrant population. Townsend Harris, President of the Board of Education, saw the need for publicly-supported higher education. In 1849, his vision was fulfilled when The Free Academy opened here, "for the poor man's children," with a class of 149 men. In 1866, it became the College of the City of New York. It is now Baruch College, known globally for excellence in business education.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585714 N 4510314|
|Decimal Degrees||40.73931667, -73.98481667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 44.359', W 73° 59.089'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 44' 21.54" N, 73° 59' 5.3399999999999" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 347, 646, 914, 917,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10010, US|
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