Thursday, September 1, 2011

This Halloween, illustrate how scary you find NYU’s massive expansion plans

On Tuesday, Off the Grid — the blog by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) — noted NYU and Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade. There's a contest to design an image for this year’s parade.

Per Off the Grid:

Well, we couldn’t think of anything scarier than NYU’s massive proposed 20-Year Expansion Plan, in which the university asks the City to give them public land, lift zoning restrictions, loosen open space requirements, and eliminate urban renewal deed restrictions in order to allow the addition 2.5 million square feet of space (the equivalent of the Empire State Building!) south of Washington Square Park...

So GVSHP invites you to submit your best design illustrating just how scary you find NYU’s massive expansion plans. See the rules and contact information here. (Bottom of the post.) Deadline is Sept. 8. OK, designers — get to work...

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