As you may have heard, NYU held its first open house last night since formally unveiling its ambitious NYU 2031 invasion expansion plan. Before the event, Andrew Berman from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation spoke out against the plan. We weren't there. But a lot of other people were. So here's a listing of some of the coverage....
The official NYU news release. And here's the plan from NYU.
Protesters dampen 2031 open house (Washington Square News)
Critics Turn Out at Open House on N.Y.U. Expansion (The New York Times)
Anti-Expansion Greenwich Villagers Calmly Storm NYU's Gates (Curbed)
Meanwhile, Alex at Flaming Pablum posted two illustrations of the future campus that a reader found and were since removed, evidently, from NYU's Web site. Here's one of them:
Finally, some words about the NYU event from Save the Lower East Side!:
Scarier still is their silence on the East Village. Looking at the fantasies-afar, you know it's going to pop up here, but they don't give a clue as to where.
The vocal anger of East Villagers prompted the creation of this NYU Expansion Task Force and all these open house presentations. It's good to know that NYU is still so afraid of the East Village that they don't want to tell us where they are looking for East Village real estate.