NYU Faces Opposition To Greenwich Village Expansion

Thomas K. Duane

December 06, 2010

Excerpt from 1010WINS/WCBS 880's December 5, 2010 story on a rally opposing New York University's plan to take more than two acres of City-owned land in  Greenwich Village for its own use.

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- About 100 people turned out for a Sunday afternoon rally in Greenwich Village to demand NYU withdraw its application to acquire public land south of Washington Square Park.

NYU has asked the city to transfer ownership of the land — currently home to playgrounds, a dog run and community gardens — so they can be used for the university’s expansion plan.

Greenwich Village, New York City Community Board 2 recently passed a resolution rejecting NYU’s request and wants to see the space turned into park land, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported...

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Thomas Duane, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Councilmember Margaret Chin were among those joining local residents in opposing the plan, WCBS 880′s Ginny Kosola reported.

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