Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #76

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Architect: C.B.J. Snyder
Style: Renaissance Revival
Use: Education
Opened: 1903
Borough: Manhattan

Originally the home of DeWitt Clinton High School, and later Haaren High School, this splendid main campus hall on Tenth Avenue has only been part of John Jay since 1988. Today, it houses classrooms and offices for the institution, as well as the main library, theatre, and gymnasium. In some quarters, the institution is called “John Jay College of Criminal Knowledge”.


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