It looks like the 2031 NYU plan for expansion still has a future.
In August of 2012, Greenwich Village residents, living in Washington Square Village residential towers, filed a lawsuit against NYU. WSV Green Neighbors, as these residents titled themselves, claimed that NYU’s planned expansion would take away their apartment complexes private park-grounds, grounds that these residents are legally entitled to.
In the decision made this past Thursday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Ellen Coin dismissed the claim on the basis that it was too early to quantify what the impact will be. According to DNAinfo.com, the judge recommended these residents bring their claims to the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
NYU is pleased, yet not surprised, by this outcome. Their expansion plan was approved by the City Council in July of 2012 and will result in the creation of four additional buildings.
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