DNAinfo: NYU’s Expansion Plans
GREENWICH VILLAGE — New York University’s plans for a massive 2.5-million-square-foot expansion began winding its way through the public review process on Tuesday, with residents and elected officials calling for the plan to be scaled back.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Stringer suggested the school nix a proposed 180,000-square-foot hotel and back down from acquiring “park strips” around buildings it owns along Mercer and LaGuardia streets in testimony to a planning department hearing.
“Like other major developments, this project must balance local needs with the university’s need to expand,” Stringer said in prepared testimony, where he also asked NYU to provide space for a new public school.
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