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Opponents to Approved N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Tossed out of City Hall, Considering Next Step

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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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Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&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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Column: Are City Council Hearings Better Than Broadway?

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There’s no “behind the scenes” of a City Council hearing, particularly one as contentious and impassioned as the recent hearing on NYU’s proposed expansion. Indeed the spectacle unfolded without pretense. (by Alissa Fleck) Last week at 8 a.m. on the morning of the hearing, plan opponents clutching massive, colorful banners flooded the City Hall steps [&hellip
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Seven Ways to Have an Offbeat Fourth of July

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If you’re like me, you’re tired of the same old hot dog-eating contests and day-drunk doldrums of Fourths of July past. This year, you’re looking for a new way to declare your independence that doesn’t involve increasingly stimulating ways of risking life and limb to outdo the last year’s thrills. I’ve compiled the following list [&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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Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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A series of epiphanies will strike city movers and shakers. NYU President John Sexton will realize that if he can build campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, he can shift some of his massive 20-year NYU expansion plan two subway stops south to the Financial District, rather than seek to overturn neighborhood zoning protections and [&hellip
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