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Articles about "NYU 2031"

  • Your Complete Guide to Understanding the NYU 2031 Plan By Nikki Hess | August 05, 2013

    Image Courtesy of NYU For decades, NYU has dealt with strong opposition from New Yorkers. Whenever they voice their desire to expand their campus and influence throughout the city, a battle ensues and Manhattan residents rise to the occasion to fight both the university and the city government to prevent such changes from occurring. The latest controversy? NYU's 2031 Expansion Plan. Teachers hate it. Community activists despise it. Even NYU students are against it. So this all begs the question, what the heck is it?

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  • Developers and Preservationists Square Off in South Village By Brittany Tenpenny | October 04, 2012

    The concept of a quiet neighborhood may be going the way of the phone booth in New York City. First, Greenwich Village opponents failed to stop New York University’s 2031 Expansion project. Residents and activists alike protested against the proposal but were thwarted by the City Council and the City Planning Commission. Now Greenwich Village’s neighbor, South Village, may be fighting a battle of its own against plans to develop 180 Sixth Avenue.

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  • NYU Sued By 11 Greenwich Village Groups Over Expansion By Brittany Tenpenny | September 27, 2012

    Manhattanites can hardly go a day without hearing news about New York University’s 2031 Greenwich Village Expansion plan. 11 Village based groups have filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, claiming that the City Council and the City Planning Commission obtained 2 million square feet of public land for the expansion illegally. Included in this lawsuit is the claim that the city’s public approval process disregarded the vocal negative opinion of Greenwich Village residents that arose after the announcement of the project.

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  • NYU 2031 Approved to Both Chagrin and Delight By Yuan Feng | July 27, 2012

    The NYU expansion has taken Manhattan on quite a long and winding road, but the final verdict is here: NYU 2031 is here to stay. By a vote of 44-1, the City Council gave NYU its stamp of approval yesterday, setting into motion a 20-year construction plan that will lead to the creation of four new buildings constituting classrooms, dorm rooms, and office space. Naturally, this plan has been rife with controversy since it was first proposed, and its ultimate approval has proven to be no different. Although NYU claims that the benefits of its plan will far exceed the potential damage of construction, residents of Greenwich Village as well as NYU faculty continue to loudly protest the plan.

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  • Opposition Inspires Change in NYU Plans By Yuan Feng | July 18, 2012

    NYU’s original plan for a Greenwich Village campus expansion is not sitting all too well with many residents of Greenwich Village apartments. In particular, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization, has decided to register this year as a lobbyist to oppose the development.

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  • Revised NYU Expansion Plans Still Garner Controversy, Opposition By Daniel Muhlenberg | 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.

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