Monday, November 15, 2010

Now reading

From New York magazine this week:

NYU — The School that Ate New York. Read it here.


esquared said...

excellent. thanks for the share.

Anonymous said...

Overall, I thought the article was balanced, but people have already formed their opinions on NYU and this article won't convert anybody to either side.

LiberationNYC said...

I meant to comment sooner but I had to wipe all of the vomit off my screen. 1. Boston has been ruined by the colleges. Having lived there for a significant portion of my life the "nightlife" consists of guys getting black out drunk and picking fights with anything that moves. And don't get me started on Lansdown Street! There's a reason the city shuts down at 1 AM. 2. Speaking if nightlife, NYU is certifiable if they think their students add to the fabric of the community or the "nightlife". In fact, the rest of us AVOID going out on the weekends BECAUSE of them. Have a look at 2nd Avenue between 11th and 14th on any given weekend. It's a douche-a-palooza! Some real estate mogul NYU is becoming!

Anonymous said...

Queue the NYU haters... oh wait, they already started posting.

Colleges don't make for douchey bars. Douchey bars make for douchey bars.

OWR said...

Having been a douchebag college student (actually most college students are douchebags), I can vouch that Greedy NYU has taken ove and destroyed the fabric and lifestyle of the Good Old Lower east Side. Saw it coming 15 years ago. Now if they would also downsize and release some property back to the citizens of this neighborhood...(Not a chance with a mayor who loves big Busine$$, Big $chool$ and all Big dollar$.

blue glass said...

NYU is unable to see things on less than a global scale (dubai is a good example).
sexton does not see the city he feels nyu is a part of - he only sees nyu's grand scale in the city. and he feels that any growth of nyu enhances the city, and therefore himself. he is nyu!
what he fails to see is that nyu is destroying what makes new york such a special city: the various neighborhoods, residents and business. the mix of history with balanced change.
years ago, at a public meeting, then public affairs representative evelyn wood (i think) envisioned washington square park as their campus. i was at that meeting and heard her. they have destroyed landmarks, ruined the view from the arch, had the fountain moved, and while i can't think of specifics i walk in the village and know that something is missing. a lot is missing. nyu has their own private transportation at the same time they say that they want to "be a part of the community". a year or so ago nyu tried to evict the only supermarket on second avenue from houston to 14th street. they dragged the fight on for almost a year.
this would have been the one time they could have come out the heroes. they could have had a smile and the best press they've had in years.
but no. they are very hungry. they feast on land they don't even own. they are eating up the east village at a pace not quite equal to the west villag. but watch out. it's happening.

November 15, 2010 2:32 PM