NYU 400 ft tall Tower Landmarks Hearing; Huge Turnout at Rally
REMINDER: There will be a public hearing and vote on November 8th by Community Board 2 on the landmarks application by NYU for their proposed 400 ft. tall hotel/residence tower on Bleecker Street in Silver Towers, the first part of their massive proposed 20 year expansion plan (see details on our Landmarks Application webpage HERE). IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE HAVE A STRONG TURNOUT TO URGE THAT THE PROPOSAL BE REJECTED! The hearing takes place on Nov. 8 at Grace Church School, 94 Fourth Avenue (nr. 11th Street), starting at 6:30pm. You can sign up to testify, or just come and wear a sticker GVSHP will provide to show your opposition. See the flyer for tonight’s hearing HERE.
GVSHP worked very hard to secure landmark status for the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex, its Picasso sculpture, and the surrounding open space, and strongly opposes this proposal.
Tonight’s hearing follows a huge turnout at the rally yesterday led by GVSHP and the Community Action Alliance on NYU 2031 by hundreds of Village residents, NYU faculty and students, and other New Yorkers to show opposition to the NYU 2031 plan, especially the 400 ft.tall tower proposal. Speakers at the rally included not only a broad cross-section of Village community leaders, but representatives of NYU faculty and students. See images of the rally HERE. The event received extensive press coverage, including on NY1 News, Channel 11 News, El Diario (in English), the Epoch Times, Curbed, and Washington Square News.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped organize the rally and make it such a success!