Posts Tagged ‘Greenwich Village’

Imagining Greenwich Village in 2031

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

James KelleherIMG_9441 Residents, politicians, activists envision impact of NYU’s long-term expansion plan New York University scored a key victory last week as the City Council approved a slightly scaled back version of the school’s controversial 2031 expansion plan. While the project was pared down, it will still add close to 6 million square feet of academic space [&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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St. Vincent’s AIDS Memorial Park to Break Ground Next Year

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

Drastically smaller memorial will “honor” AIDS victims If you’ve ever wanted to see life-size origami, although it’s pretty hard to imagine why you would ever, then you’re in luck. Say hello the new St. Vincent’s AIDS Memorial. In a full overhaul of the memorial’s original plan, which basically called for a 17,000 ft. sq. “infinite [&hellip
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NYU Sexton Plan Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full Council By Alissa Fleck NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with [&hellip
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NYU “Sexton Plan” Overwhelmingly Passes City Council Committees

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

COmmunity members wait to hear the vote. Photo by James Kelleher. University makes modifications to plan, likely to be approved by full council NYU’s modified expansion plan is one step closer to fruition, much to the disappointment of staunchly opposed community members. The City Council’s Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Committee voted back-to-back on Tuesday, in overwhelming support of NYU’s expansion plan, with certain mutually agreed [&hellip
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Former Beastie Boy’s South Village House Slated for Demolition

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Fight for your right…to get historic sites landmarked? Developer Stephan Boivin has filed for demolition permits for an “1824 federal style house” recently purchased from Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, according to a statement from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. The Beastie Boy’s former residence is at 186 Spring Street in the proposed South [&hellip
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A Look at Some of Manhattan’s Urgent Care Centers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

by Amanda Woods “In the past, the emergency room was your only option for receiving care for any minor or not-so-minor injury,” said Mark Melrose, D.O., co-founder of Urgent Care Manhattan on the Upper West Side. “The ER was the only game in town.” Today, about 40 percent of visits to hospital emergency departments are for nonurgent or semi-urgent problems, [&hellip
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2012 Vimeo Awards: Celebrating where film meets the web

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Lifestyle, Our Town Downtown

Lucy Walker Out of 15,000 submissions received, Vimeo, the web-based video platform favored by filmmakers from up-and-comers to well-knowns, handed out 13 online films awards at the company’s 2012 award ceremony last Thursday at NYU’s Skirball Center in Greenwich Village. While the vote was public, the selection process included an esteemed and varied panel of judges, which [&hellip
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Debate Over NYU 2031 Plan Rages On

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

Debate on both sides of the incendiary NYU expansion plan—NYU 2031—continues as the plan remains in limbo until voted on by City Council in July. The proposal passed the City Planning Commission 12-1, with Michelle de la Uz being the sole holdout against NYU’s controversial plan, which has come to be known as “Sexton’s Plan” [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Approves NYU’s Massive Village Expansion

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The City Planning Commission voted today to approve NYU’s massive proposed Village expansion plan, sending the proposal on to the City Council. (by Alissa Fleck) NYU’s proposal encompasses 2.5 million square feet of land—the equivalent of the Empire State Building—just south of Washington Square Park, a press release details. The plan would “overturn neighborhood zoning [&hellip
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