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Kaufman Hall Neighborhood Construction

FIT's Kaufman Hall is located in Manhattan's Hudson Yards, an area of Manhattan which is currently undergoing some significant construction that will result in a vibrant and exciting new community of shops, restaurants, and a large central landscaped plaza open to the public in the coming years.

While everyday noise from traffic and construction can be expected on an urban campus—particularly during daytime hours—the college has learned that overnight construction is disrupting the studies and sleep of a number of Kaufman Hall residents.

The developer, Brookfield Properties, has informed FIT that some of the work during the first phase of this construction project, which involves building a platform over the rail yard along Ninth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd streets, can only be done after hours when it will not disrupt train operations. As a result, the company has obtained an after-hours work permit allowing construction from 10 pm until 5 am, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends. See the night construction schedule for the current week.

Because FIT makes every effort to ensure a pleasant and productive quality of life for students, college administrators are working with Brookfield Properties in order to identify measures that can be taken to reduce noise. Two meetings with company representatives have taken place and several noise reduction measures have been put in place as a result.

Learn more about the Manhattan West project on the developer's website at


  • File a complaint with the City by calling 311 every time the noise is excessive.
  • Contact Brookfield Properties: Henry Caso, vice president, Manhattan West Construction, (212) 560-0746 or via email.
  • Submit noise reports to the Dean of Students office. Please include the date, time, and duration that the noise is occurring as well as room number. Reports should be submitted each night that disruptive noise is experienced.