Campus Status and Emergency Information

Due to a crane accident adjacent to the school, access to campus will be limited today, Friday, Feb. 5, and through the weekend, Feb. 6-7. We expect to be fully operational on Monday, Feb. 8th.

Please see more details below:

Friday, Feb. 5 – currently no campus access.

SaturdaySunday, Feb. 6-7 – we expect to restore partial campus access including the Mendik Library and the first floor student org center and locker area.

Update: Tribeca Crain Collapse and NYLS Operations

Dear NYLS Community,

We’ve concluded our inspection of the Law School facilities with City officials, and I’m writing to update you regarding campus access and operations. Please be advised that NYLS expects to resume normal operations on Monday, February 8th. We are working with the authorities regarding street closures around the campus. As you know, NYLS has a close relationship with City government and the Office of Emergency Management is hosting their interagency coordinating meetings inside our facilities today and throughout the weekend. Safety and security are always a critical concern of ours and we will be back in touch soon with more information regarding building access during the weekend and next week based on the City’s street closure plan. Please watch for information updates and be on the lookout for communications from Notify NYLS.

Our thoughts are with the individuals and families of those who were tragically impacted by this incident.

Anthony W. Crowell

Dean and President

New York Law School

Please keep your NOTIFY NYLS contact information current and up to date to receive urgent messages regarding campus operations. To register please sign up at, for assistance please contact

NYPD Snowstorm Tips and Awareness

Due to the anticipated arrival of winter storm Jonas this Saturday, the New York City area needs to stay informed and be ready for possible high winds, snow accumulations, and whiteout conditions as well as the potential for power outages, high tides, and other problems caused by these types of storms.

National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning effect beginning this afternoon and continuing  through Sunday afternoon. The storm is described as a significant Nor’easter with sustained winds 25-35 mph, and gusts up to 55 mph. The National Weather Service is now stating that the trend of the storm indicates accumulation of 12-18 inches of snow in NYC.  Snow is expected to begin earlier than expected, and we could see 2 inches of accumulation by daybreak Saturday. The snow is expected to end on  Sunday morning. There may be moderate coastal flooding with a 2 ½ to 4 foot surge at high tide. They describe the storm surge as 2-3 feet higher than the highest point of the normal high tide. NYC DOE has not yet decided on weekend cancellation of school events, including the SAT exams. MTA  is currently expecting normal weekend service. They intend to run bus and subway service throughout the event.  Bridges, Tunnels and Ferries have not announced any service interruptions. Generally bridge closures occur when winds of 60 mph are present. There could be sporadic closings in the event of white-out conditions.

Since storms of this nature are often unpredictable, we want to encourage our community to keep the following in mind:

  • Develop a plan with your household members that outlines what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes.  A Family plan to utilize may be downloaded; HERE.
  • Stay alert to weather reports and conditions over the next few days (by clicking: HERE) and pay attention to any instructions from local authorities.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers with you.
  • Secure loose objects in your yard.
  • Close and lock windows and doors.
  • Prepare a “GO BAG.”  A list of items to include may be found by visiting; HERE.
  • Keep on hand non-perishable food which can be eaten without cooking.
  • Check flashlights or other emergency lights to make sure they are in working condition, and an ample supply of functional batteries.
  • Keep a battery operated radio on hand.
  • Fill your bathtub with water for flushing the toilet.
  • Gas up your car. If electrical power is off, service stations may not be able to operate pumps.
  • Prepare appropriate emergency supplies to sustain yourself and your family for a few days if the storm’s path becomes more evident of impacting your area.
  • For more information on how to be prepared, please visit; HERE.

Blizzard Watch in NYC

New York City Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory for Saturday, January 23, 2016 through Sunday, January 24, 2016. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for all of New York City from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 8 – 12″.  Use caution when driving and allow for additional travel time, as roads will be dangerous due to the weather conditions.

This storm is not expected to impact Monday’s operations at this time. However, please continue to monitor this page and your local news for the most up to date information.


NYPD Holiday Safety Tips

Stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Secure bags and valuables before exiting or entering parked vehicles and public transit facilities.

Avoid leaving valuables in your car. Whenever possible, place items out of sight prior to arriving at your destination. (GPS, Electronics, etc.

Travel on populated, well-lit streets. Plan your trip in advance.

Avoid cell phone usage while walking, this is a prime time for a thief to grab your phone and run.

Carry only the cash and credit cards you will be using on your shopping trip. Divide the cash between your purse, pockets and wallet. Keep a record of account numbers for each card.

While dining or shopping don’t leave your handbag over the back of a chair or stroller.

Don’t wait until you have reached your front door to look for your keys. Have them ready in your hand.

Carry your purse close to your body. Never wrap the strap around your body.

A wallet should be carried in the front pants pocket or breast pocket of your jacket.

89th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade


The 89th Annual Thanksgiving Day parade is scheduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday November 26, 2015 at  West 77th Street and Central Park West.   The parade will then continue south on Central Park West and turn east on Central Park South. When the parade reaches 6th Avenue, it will proceed south to West 34th Street. At West 34th Street it travels west to Macy’s Herald Square and ends at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue at approximately 12:00 noon.


The following is a list of street closures for the duration of the parade from 9:00 am – 12 noon:



Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street

Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street

81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue




Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street

Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street

58th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue

59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue

6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street

34th Street between 6th Avenue 7th Avenue



33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue

34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue

36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

39th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue

7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street


Helpful Tips: 

Arrive early.  Several road and pedestrian closures will be in effect throughout the duration of the parade, so allow extra time to arrive to your destination.


Dress comfortably.  If you intend to be a spectator, please be aware that the duration of the parade is approximately three hours, outdoors.  Please note the weather conditions prior to your arrival.


Meeting Spot.  The parade attracts more than 3.5 million people to the streets of Manhattan every year,  making it one of the most popular events in New York City and easily the most famous parade in the country.  So if you and your party become separated at any point of the parade, designate a meeting spot.


Enjoy.  The Macys Thanksgiving Parade features more than 1,500 dancers and cheerleaders, close to 1,000 clowns, almost 30 parade floats, a dozen marching bands, and nearly 8,000 participants in all.


Paris Attacks

The NYPD is in close touch with our French police counterparts as well as our FBI partners here, following the tragic events in Paris. Out of an abundance of caution, as part of an enhanced counterterrorism overlay the Counterterrorism Bureau has made the following deployments: the NYPD Counterterrorism Response Command (CRC) resources as well as the Critical Response Group (SRG), and Hercules Teams have been dispatched to crowded areas around the city out of an abundance of caution to provide police presence, and public reassurance as we follow the developing situation overseas. Specific deployments, at French government locations in New York City, were made immediately after the attacks.


NYPD Intelligence Bureau Detectives in France are conducting liaison activities to assist the Paris Police in any way possible, while keeping the NYPD updated on the on-going situation.


There is no known indication that the attack has any nexus to New York City. We will continue to follow events closely and adjust our deployments accordingly.

Be fit, but be smart!

A healthy lifestyle has many rewards, and for many people this means going to a gym or workout facility. But when you pack your exercise gear think about what you really need and think about safety….


Get a good lock! Center dial combination locks are not recommended due to the relatively easy way they can be opened. YouTube is full of examples of locks being opened in seconds.


Leave it at home! Do you really need to wear jewelry to the gym? Carry credit cards? If you don’t take it with you, it can’t be stolen! Remember, gym lockers are not intended to secure high value items!


Ask if the club has special lockers for valuables, located in an area under constant surveillance of staff and/or video cameras.


Be alert! Look for suspicious persons and report them to the police and gym staff immediately.


Now enjoy that workout – you deserve it!

Cyber Tip of the Week

Given the significantly increased presence of malware-infected (advertisements)-some of which execute without being clicked-enable click-to-play plugins for your web browser, uninstall plugins such as Java or Flash if you do not use them, and ensure that your browser and its plugins are undated.

for additional information visit here.