The Cornell Club-New York history, a look at yesterday.

For over a century, The Cornell Club-New York is where Members come together to
Reconnect. Reminisce. Relax.


A small group of Alumni formed The Cornell Club of New York.


The Club rented rooms at the Royalton Apartment Hotel on West 44th Street.

1900 – 1939

The Club moved from the Royalton Apartment Hotel to 65 Park Avenue and then to Madison Avenue at 38th Street.


On its 50th anniversary, The Club moved uptown to the Hotel Barclay (now the InterContinental) at 48th Street.


The Club moved further uptown to 50th Street at 3rd Avenue.


The Club started searching for a permanent home while temporarily relocating to first the Women’s National Headquarters and then to NYU’s Town Hall facility.

1985 – 1989

The Club found its current home at 6 East 44th Street in midtown Manhattan, between Fifth & Madison Avenues. Formerly the offices of the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Corporation, the building was a gift to Cornell University. After the University acquired the building in 1986, a three year renovation was undertaken. The firm of Gensler & Associates of San Francisco, CA completed the renovation.


The Clubhouse opened its doors to Cornell Club Members on December 1st, 1989.

December 2009

The Club celebrated its 20th Anniversary at its current clubhouse.

December 2014

The Club celebrates its 25th Anniversary at its current clubhouse and recognition as a Five Star Club -
A Platinum Club of America.

December 2019

The Club marked 30 years on Club Row and introduced bright and polished new looks to the Cayuga Dining Room and first floor. 


The Club continues the tradition of making The Club a home away from home for Members and uphold the standards of a Platinum Club of America. As we prepare for our 35th anniversary in our current location, we invite you to join us here at The Club!