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Support for NYU satellite campus plan continues to build

The call by GVSHP and a coalition of seven other Village, NoHo, and East Village community groups for the City and NYU to work together to site one or more secondary campuses for NYU OUTSIDE of our neighborhoods continues to gain support (for more information on the proposal, click here).

GVSHP is leading this campaign because under current conditions our neighborhoods have to absorb nearly all of the ongoing growth by the country’s largest private university, and we run the risk of losing the diversity and special character of the Village, NoHo, and East Village as NYU expands. This week Community Board #3 (East Village, Lower East Side) joined Community Board #2 (Greenwich Village, Soho) in unanimously endorsing the proposal, and the Greenwich Village Block Associations joined the growing list of community organizations which have also endorsed the proposal.   

At last night's NoHo/SoHo/Lower East Side Community Forum, both Borough President Scott Stringer and representatives of City Councilmember Rosie Mendez — who have been vocal supporters of this proposal — spoke out strongly to a packed house of City officials and neighborhood residents in favor of the City and NYU working together to explore this possibility, and both offered assistance to help make this happen.


  • Please write to the Mayor and City Planning Commission Chair STRONGLY URGING that they work with NYU to make a secondary campus for the University a reality, to remove some development pressure from our neighborhoods. Click here for sample letters.
  • Please spread the word to others and get involved in this campaign -- pass this along to friends and neighbors, or invite GVSHP to speak to your group about this effort and how you can get involved (just reply to this e-mail to arrange if you're interested).

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