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Articles about "Scott Stringer"
NYU 2031 Approved to Both Chagrin and Delight
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.Read More
Chelsea Market Debates Rage On
July 20, 2012
Chelsea Market and its proposed expansions have become a battlefield commanding the attention of Chelsea apartment residents and, recently, of Manhattan as a whole. The current topic of debate comes from Manhattan borough president Scott M. Stringer, who has strongly urged for the expansion plans to be vetoed unless they are reduced significantly. Stringer in particular has argued that the expansion will overwhelm and overpower the surrounding neighborhood. As a very possible candidate for mayor, Stringer’s position raises an important debate of which should matter more: the development of economic opportunity or the desires of a neighborhood’s residents.Read More
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