Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cooper Union's plan to remake Astor Place — and the East Village

In case you haven't read it yet, head on over to Jeremiah's Vanishing New York for his take on Cooper Union's plan for Astor Place — and the East Village.

An excerpt!

The redesign of Astor Place is part of the Bloomberg program to remake the East Village into a haven for the upper classes and safety-seeking suburbanites. When considering what's about to happen to Astor Place, we must look beyond the pretty green trees to the motivations behind the plan. Why is it really being done and for whom? Who will benefit the most from it? What will the East Village lose in the long run?

Read the post here.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village — the new Midtown?


Scott said...

The current street configuration is dangerous and useless, has been forever, and is begging for a plaza - the planning of which has been thoroughly vetted and thoughtfully designed.

Anonymous said...

I still can't believe that people support what CU has done and continues to do....this is the biggest failure of our time and some alumnus has the nerve to continue to back this...bullshit! This is as severe and fascist as it gets.

students are submissive to the power and authority of the institution...

damienadupont said...

"the biggest failure of our time"

"as severe and fascist as it gets"

This is sarcasm, right?

Anonymous said...



Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

It's well worth following to link to Jeremiah's place. It's a really interesting post.

Anonymous, take a deep breath. This isn't the "biggest failure of our time." It's not "fascist" either. Although it might be a pretty good example of crony capitalism.