Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is located on the wooded north shore of Long Island, 35 miles east of Manhattan in New York City. Long Island is a glacial moraine left by the Ice Age, with islets and natural harbors facing Long Island Sound to the north and expansive beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The nearby village of Cold Spring Harbor, a whaling town in the 19th century, attracts weekenders from New York City. Thirty miles east of the Laboratory is the Stony Brook University, and ten miles further is the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory employs more than 1000 people, including 42 heads of laboratories, 140 postdoctoral fellows, and 100 graduate students.
The Townsend Knight House: First year student housing
Graduate student housing. The Laboratory provides housing to all Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory graduate students through a network of subsidized on-site and off-site housing. Single graduate students are offered single rooms in shared houses married students are housed in apartments. First year students of the Watson School of Biological Sciences are offered housing in one of the two renovated 19th century houses located on the road to the Village of Cold Spring Harbor.
The Beckman Neuroscience Center’s Hazen Tower
The Campus. The main campus of the Laboratory is located on 110 acres on the west shore of Cold Spring Harbor. Within five miles of the main campus are the 50-acre Banbury Center, the 12-acre Uplands Farm Agricultural Field Station, the Cancer Genome Research Center and, in the village of Cold Spring Harbor, the Dolan DNA Learning Center. On the main campus, more than 40 buildings are devoted to research, education, and residences, as shown on the campus. The Laboratory is recognized for the beauty and splendor of its grounds; within minutes, one can leave the intensity of the laboratory environment and relax in beautiful surroundings. The area is a resting spot for migratory birds in the spring and fall, making the Laboratory an excellent place for bird-watching.
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