School Status | Natural Gourmet Institute

Natural Gourmet Institute is **OPEN**.

(updated 7:15 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018)

Our building has been reopened and classes will resume today with a delayed start.

  • CTP Full Time will begin at 10:15 am
  • Culinary Nutrition will begin at 10:30 am

The street has only been partially reopened. If you are stopped at the gate, inform the officer that you are in building 48 and have been cleared for re-entry. If you have any trouble, call the front desk at 212.645.5170.

What happened: Following the steam pipe explosion on 21st Street and 5th Avenue on Thursday, July 19, the City of New York has closed off all streets in the immediate neighborhood for asbestos cleaning. This includes 21st Street where NGI is located.

Is the building safe? Yes. Our building was not directly impacted, and all air samples have tested negative for asbestos.

See the city’s updates here

Please call 311 if you have additional questions.

For travel related information, read below:

On Monday, July 23, the 23 St F, M station will temporarily close for extensive renovation and will reopen in December 2018.

  • Go to nearby F subwayM subway stations along 6 Avenue at 14 St or 34 St-Herald Sq.
  • Or, go to the nearby 23 St 1 subway station at
    7 Avenue, 23 St C subwayE subway station at 8 Avenue, or 23 St R subwayW subway at Broadway.

For more information, visit MTA Info.

Click here for MTA/LIRR/Metro North travel updates.

Click here for NJ Transit travel updates.

Click here for NJ Path travel updates.