3. The Many Lives of Queens Hall

Back exit of Queens Hall. The sign above the door reads, “Junior High School 218”.

Right next to the John Bowne High School farm is Queens Hall, the furthest building from the main campus. Queens Hall is notable for having housed three different institutions within its walls. It first began as Campbell Junior High School, which unfortunately gained a reputation for unsafe conditions in the late 1970s. The school eventually closed in 1982 and was turned into the CUNY School of Law in 1986. The building then became formally integrated into Queens College in 2012, after the CUNY School of Law moved to a new campus in Long Island City. Queens Hall now houses the speech communications and language departments and is infamous among students for its inconvenient location in relation to the rest of campus.