NYU's Expansion Plan

New York University's plan to add 6 million square feet of new construction to its campus in the next 20 years, half of that in Greenwich Village, has neighborhood residents up in arms. Urban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz, author of The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, and Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Arts Society, discuss what those plans mean for the Village, and how this fits in with larger, citywide development issues.

( Courtesy of New York University )
( Courtesy of New York University )
Proposed Bird's Eye View, looking northwest.
Proposed Bird's Eye View, looking northwest. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Existing view taken from LaGuardia Place, looking East at the WSV Retail.
Existing view taken from LaGuardia Place, looking East at the WSV Retail. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Proposed view taken from LaGuardia Place, looking East to the proposed Philosophy Garden.
Proposed view taken from LaGuardia Place, looking East to the proposed Philosophy Garden. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Existing view looking South through 1 Washington Square Village's driveway.
Existing view looking South through 1 Washington Square Village's driveway. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Proposed view looking South through 1 Washington Square Village's entrance to the Philosophy Garden.
Proposed view looking South through 1 Washington Square Village's entrance to the Philosophy Garden. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Existing view taken from the corner of the former Greene Street and Bleecker Street, looking South.
Existing view taken from the corner of the former Greene Street and Bleecker Street, looking South. ( Courtesy of New York University )
View taken from the corner of the former Greene Street and Bleecker Street, looking South to the Proposed Greene Street Walk.
View taken from the corner of the former Greene Street and Bleecker Street, looking South to the Proposed Greene Street Walk. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Existing view taken from the corner of Mercer Street and Bleecker Street, looking North.
Existing view taken from the corner of Mercer Street and Bleecker Street, looking North. ( Courtesy of New York University )
Proposed view of Mercer Building, taken from the corner of Mercer Street and Bleecker Street, looking North.
Proposed view of Mercer Building, taken from the corner of Mercer Street and Bleecker Street, looking North. ( Courtesy of New York University )
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