Support for NYU satellite campus plan continues to build
Community support for the plan by GVSHP and several other neighborhood organizations to get NYU to locate a secondary campus outside of the Village, East Village, and Noho continues to grow. Recently, the Greenwich Village Block Associations strongly endorsed the proposal. At the same time, GVSHP has learned that NYU has been negotiating to buy and develop the site at the northeast corner of 10th Street and 3rd Avenue (the former Bendiner and Schlesinger site), though no deal has yet been reached. GVSHP has strongly urged NYU to end negotiations for that site, particularly as its current secret efforts to acquire and develop this site would seem to belie the university’s promise to engage in a public discussion about its long-term planning and development goals.
GVSHP and allied neighborhood groups have been meeting with elected officials and city officials to discuss the satellite campus plan and garner their support. Borough President Scott Stringer and City Councilmember Rosie Mendez have already announced their support for pursuing such a plan. Today the New York Sun published an Op-Ed arguing for NYU and the City to support the community proposal for NYU to locate a second campus outside of the Village so that our neighborhoods do not have absorb all of their future growth.
HOW TO HELP:
SEND A LETTER TO THE EDITOR TO THE NY SUN EXPRESSING YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS PLAN AND SAYING WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT THE CITY SUPPORT IT AS WELL
. Letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to (212) 603-7348 and should include your address and daytime phone for verification.
Write to Mayor Bloomberg and City Planning Chair Amanda Burden NOW urging that they support this plan — CLICK HERE
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