NYU

Henry Stern in NY Daily News: DeBlasio, Side with Villagers vs. NYU | + New York University & Washington Square Park

Henry Stern in NY Daily News: DeBlasio, Side with Villagers vs. NYU | + New York University & Washington Square Park

October 7, 2014

DeBlasio, side with Villagers vs. NYU by Henry Stern, Opinion, New York Daily News, October 4, 2014 As the gap between rich and poor in New York City widens and a raft of new real estate plans are approved, the public has been losing ground in the tug of war over parks and open spaces. […]

Read the full article →
Rally To Protect Parks & Open Space from NYU Wednesday, Sept. 24th Noon

Rally To Protect Parks & Open Space from NYU Wednesday, Sept. 24th Noon

September 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 24th join committed park advocates, open space advocates, neighbors and more at a press conference/rally at LaGuardia Park, LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets, reaffirming the belief that NYU’s expansion plans are way out of scale and cannot seize parkland and open space. More information: Rally and Press Conference Featuring a […]

Read the full article →
ICYMI: NYU's History of Expansion Around Washington Square and the Village

ICYMI: NYU’s History of Expansion Around Washington Square and the Village

March 24, 2014

In light of the recent court victory preserving dedicated parkland that New York University planned to massively build upon via its mega “NYU 2031″ expansion plans — and to which the Bloomberg Administration’s City Council and Planning Commission gave the green light — last week’s terrific piece, After a Long war, Can NYU and the […]

Read the full article →
Thus Far: Yes to "Hot Dogs," Good Bye Bloomberg, and Now NYU Expansion Gets a Defeat -- 2014 is Looking Pretty Good!

Thus Far: Yes to “Hot Dogs,” Good Bye Bloomberg, and Now NYU Expansion Gets a Defeat — 2014 is Looking Pretty Good!

January 8, 2014

On the heels of the “hot dog” vendor victory, the farewell to Mike Bloomberg, and a New Year with a New Mayor, news rolled in late yesterday that State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills in Manhattan ruled that New York City had violated rules set in place to protect parkland when it gave New York […]

Read the full article →
NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White Appears Before City Council Parks Committee Misinformed About "Evolution" of Conservancy at Washington Square | Parks Department Says "No Danger" NYU will "Take Over" The Park

NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White Appears Before City Council Parks Committee Misinformed About “Evolution” of Conservancy at Washington Square | Parks Department Says “No Danger” NYU will “Take Over” The Park

September 27, 2013

The following is an updated version of a post that first appeared yesterday 9/26. Last week, the New York City Council held a public hearing on an important and under-scrutinized topic, Oversight – The Role of Conservancies in Managing Public Parks. Except for the listing on the City Council’s website calendar, there was no real […]

Read the full article →
Next Stage Against NYU 2031 Expansion: New Court Date Thursday, July 18th

Next Stage Against NYU 2031 Expansion: New Court Date Thursday, July 18th

July 10, 2013

The next stage in the fight to stop New York University’s massive Village expansion plan — “NYU 2031″ — will take place in New York State Supreme Court next Thursday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. Per NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan: “There are six causes of action filed against various City and State Agencies. Our […]

Read the full article →
NY Post: NYU gotta be kidding! Matthew Broderick rips $6 billion NYU expansion

NY Post: NYU gotta be kidding! Matthew Broderick rips $6 billion NYU expansion

February 28, 2013

Yesterday’s New York Post: Matthew Broderick made a matinee appearance in Manhattan Supreme Court [Tuesday 2/26] to show his opposition to the planned, 20-year, $6 billion expansion of New York University in Greenwich Village. “I live in the Village, I have children, I like parks. The issue is personal,” the actor, currently starring in “Nice […]

Read the full article →
Lawsuit Against "NYU 2031" Mega Expansion Goes Before Judge Based on Affidavit from Former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11:15 a.m.

Lawsuit Against “NYU 2031″ Mega Expansion Goes Before Judge Based on Affidavit from Former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 11:15 a.m.

February 25, 2013

Just when it was getting a little quiet on the NYU front (well, before last week’s Village Voice cover story), Former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern has come forth with information that works against the University’s – and, in reality, the City’s - plans, as first reported in the Wall Street Journal on Friday. This new information allows […]

Read the full article →
Village Voice Cover Story: Planet NYU - How the School's Global Ambitions Triggered A Revolt From Within

Village Voice Cover Story: Planet NYU – How the School’s Global Ambitions Triggered A Revolt From Within

February 21, 2013

Village Voice cover story this week worth reading: PLANET NYU: How the School’s Global Ambitions Triggered A Revolt From Within. A lot of interesting news coming out in relation to NYU lately. To help out the opposition to the massive “NYU 2031″ expansion plan — still going strong (and thanks to Mark Crispin Miller for […]

Read the full article →
Site of NYU's Kimmel Center on Washington Square South Was Almost a Stately Apartment Building and Was Once Home to "Bohemians" -- aka Noted Writers like Stephen Crane, Eugene O'Neill, O. Henry

Site of NYU’s Kimmel Center on Washington Square South Was Almost a Stately Apartment Building and Was Once Home to “Bohemians” — aka Noted Writers like Stephen Crane, Eugene O’Neill, O. Henry

January 30, 2013

Updated — When Brick Underground asked “Any buildings that feel out of place with the feel of the neighborhood?,” I couldn’t help but point to NYU’s Kimmel Center on Washington Square South. However, other than the low rise structure that was there previously which I recall as sort of bland but not necessarily offensive, I […]

Read the full article →