Posts Tagged ‘expansion’

Can a Community Garden Stop the NYU Expansion?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

garden_aa Neighbors and advocates argue that the university can’t build on what should be considered official parkland By Nora Bosworth Greenwich Village and Soho are brimming with individuals who lead wildly different lifestyles, and who oppose New York University’s gargantuan development project for reasons as distinct as their own personalities. Yet whether these people are managers [&hellip
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Opponents to Approved N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Tossed out of City Hall, Considering Next Step

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

nyu By Paul Bisceglio   “Chin and Quinn did us in!” jeered over 50 opponents to New York University’s expansion plan from a balcony overlooking City Council’s chamber. “Shame on you!” Greenwich Village residents, community activists and N.Y.U. professors filled the chamber to capacity yesterday to witness the full City Council’s final vote to approve hotly [&hellip
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Urban Planning Experts Debate NYU 2031

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Ever since NYU unveiled its behemoth 2031 expansion plan in 2010, it has drawn heated reaction from Downtown residents, community groups, activists and politicians alike. Hosted by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), last Tuesday’s panel of urban planning experts broke little in the way of new ground as the merits and failings [&hellip
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COMPROMISE ON COLUMBUS AVE. RETAIL PLAN

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli A compromise in the retail expansion proposal that will change the landscape of Columbus Avenue in the West 90s may be near. The Witkoff Group, the company that owns 248-unit Columbus House, wants to create 4,950 square feet of commercial space with a two-story ground-floor structure. This would extend all the way [&hellip
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Nursing Home Help For Crowded School

Written by admin on . Posted in Education, News West Side Spirit

P.S. 163 officials and parents are planning for an influx of new students, and help may come from Jewish Home Lifecare. The nursing home is in discussions with the public school to provide space in its new development on West 100th Street. Jewish Home Lifecare, based on West 106th Street, generated some controversy last year [&hellip
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SCHOOL EXPANSION CLEARS HURDLE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Community Board 7’s landmark committee approved Columbia Grammar & Prep’s rear-yard expansion Dec. 10. The committee voted unanimously in favor of a new proposal that members felt was contextual with the surrounding buildings. Columbia Grammar ditched plans for a glass enclosure opposed by neighbors of the school, which owns several buildings on West 94th Street [&hellip
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Glass ‘Donut’ Expansion

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A week after the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the Chabad School’s controversial expansion on West 86th Street, residents voiced their opposition to Columbia Grammar and Prep’s plan for growth. Much like recent plans for the Chabad School, the Dwight School and York Prep, Columbia Grammar wants to build a rear structure in the “donut,” the [&hellip
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CHABAD SCHOOL EXPANSION OK’D

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission approved a controversial school expansion into the rear-yards of neighbors of the Chabad School, on West 86th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The project would allow Chabad of the West Side Synagogue and Pre-school to take over two landmark-protected brownstones, 43-45 W. 86th St. The brownstones had [&hellip
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FORDHAM EXPANSION APPROVED

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The City Council gave final approval to Fordham University’s expansion of its Lincoln Center Campus. This ends the months-long public review process that started with hearings at Community Board 7. “We are pleased, naturally, that the City Council recognizes the importance of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus to the local community and to the city,” said [&hellip
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