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Revised NYU Expansion Plans Still Garner Controversy, Opposition
April 26, 2012
Earlier this month, New York University revised their massive 2031 core campus expansion plan – an initiative that originally planned to build 2 million square feet of newly constructed buildings in Greenwich Village - and they reigned it in enough to win the conditional approval of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. He gave their project the green light assuming that they follow through on their promises to reduce the total building density by 377,000 square feet, preserve public strips of parkland and two community playgrounds near Washington Square Village, eliminate the Bleecker Building dormitories, and set strict guidelines for construction hours. Nonetheless, these concessions to community opposition have done little to quell that opposition, because many claim that the size and scope of the university’s expansion plan will overwhelm the surrounding downtown Manhattan neighborhood.Read More
Community Board 2 Unanimously Rejects NYU's Expansion Plans
February 27, 2012
New York University’s contentious relationship with residents of Greenwich Village was on full display last week when Community Board 2 unanimously voted against NYU’s 2031 expansion plan. This came as no surprise; in dozens of public hearings held earlier this year, the vast majority of community members were clearly opposed to NYU’s plans. Last Thursday, that opposition crystallized in the one venue that residents of Greenwich Village apartments have to voice their concerns.Read More