Posts Tagged ‘NYU’

Can a Community Garden Stop the NYU Expansion?

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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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NYU to Make Bobst Library Suicide-Proof

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New paneling along stairwell aims to prevent potential jumpers It seems the ’2031 plan’ isn’t the only alteration NYU is making to its urban campus— they’re also making adjustments to the storied Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, and for an eerie reason. To preclude the possibility of more suicides inside its library, the school will be [&hellip
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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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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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