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.
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