Important Reminder: NYU Town Hall Wed. 1/4, Critical Public Hearings to Follow
With the new year upon us, it’s time to gear up for the seven-month public hearing and approval process for NYU’s massive and precedent-setting twenty-year expansion plan (see images and more info HERE). Either we stop the plan now, or we live with it and its consequences forever.
To get organized and informed, and to start letting decision-makers know you want them to vote AGAINST the plan, come to the Town Hall meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the AIA, 536 LaGuardia Place (Bleecker/W. 3rd St.). More than fifty community groups from the Village, East Village, SoHo, Chelsea, and Union Square are co-sponsoring the meeting. Please post and circulate the flyer HERE.
Times and locations have now been set for the following Community Board #2 public hearings on the NYU plan (CB 2 will vote on the plan in February based upon January’s public hearings – this is the first official step in the public review and approval process).
- Monday, January 9th, 6:00 pm, CB 2 Zoning Committee, AIA 536 LaGuardia Place (Bleecker/W. 3rd). NYU will present its plans; the Zoning Committee will make recommendations to CB 2 regarding the zoning changes NYU is seeking to allow its plan to move ahead. A STRONG TURNOUT AT THIS MEETING IS CRITICAL! (Note: NYU is the second item on the agenda for this meeting)
- Thursday, January 12th, 6:30 pm, CB 2 Parks Committee, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Father Demo Hall, 25 Carmine Street (Corner of Carmine and Bleecker Sts). The Parks Committee will review NYU’s proposals to take over and build upon open space and green space and make recommendations to the CB 2. A STRONG TUNROUT AT THIS MEETING IS CRITICAL!
- There will also be hearings on the traffic impacts of NYU’s plan on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Father Demo Hall, 25 Carmine Street (Corner of Carmine and Bleecker Sts), on its impact upon schools and social services on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 pm at Judson Church Meeting room (upstairs), 55 Wash. Sq. So. (at Thompson St.) (note: NYU is the second item on the agenda at this meeting), and on its environmental impacts on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Father Demo Hall, 25 Carmine Street (Corner of Carmine and Bleecker Sts).
Comparative views of NYU's proposed construction. Click image for details.
Please be sure to tell Community Board #2 to vote NO on the NYU plan at these public hearings!
Find out more at www.gvshp.org/nyu.
This is the single largest proposed development in the Village since Robert Moses’ days. Its impact will be felt not just in the immediate area, but throughout the Village and surrounding neighborhoods. We only have ONE CHANCE TO STOP IT – We hope to see you at this month’s public meetings and hearings.