Cooper Union


Cooper Union is a privatey funded art school located in the East Village, Manhattan. Founded by Peter Cooper in 1859 it is one of the most selective schools in the country, with an acceptance rate below 10%. Mr Cooper believed all tuition should be free to attending students. Every student at this school is on a full paid scholarship, valued in 2010 to be worth $140,000. This is paid for primarily by donations, and income from real estate owned by the school (like the land beneath the Chrysler Building).

I always find it interesting researching these shots because I learn stories about this city that I may never have known otherwise. Every block seems to have another tale, and you never know what you will uncover until you start to dig!

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  • Jesse Pafundi

    Nice little history lesson there, had no idea. Like the off kilter angle