City to work with NYU and other universities in locating new areas for expansion
Please see the NY Sun story on newly released plans by the City to work with NYU and other universities to address their growing space needs by helping them to locate new farther afield satellite campuses. The city’s Economic Development Corporation is in charge of this initiative, and they are targeting sites like Governor’s Island, Downtown Brooklyn, and Long Island City.
In our 2002 report to city officials titled “After the Kimmel Center,” GVSHP called for changes in city policy and university planning in light of the debacle of the new Kimmel Center. GVSHP recommended that “the City...assist institutions in finding locations to begin secondary campuses...as part of the City’s economic development infrastructure, through the Economic Development Corporation” (see report item 2 “Comprehensive Master Planning from Institutions,” recommendation 2) When GVSHP began its community-wide push to get NYU and the City to pursue satellite campuses for the university almost two years ago, we specifically called upon the City to look at developing areas such as Governor’s Island, Downtown Brooklyn, and Long Island City (see here and here). GVSHP and other representatives of the coalition calling for the secondary campus plan also met in 2006 with several top city officials to promote the idea.