It is perhaps the largest project ever proposed for Greenwich Village, and it has angered many residents in the area as few issues have recently. Opponents say the development would mar one of New York’s signature neighborhoods. A huge expansion of New York University is vital, school officials say, but some neighbors oppose its size and density.
Now the project’s future has fallen on the shoulders of two high-profile politicians who aspire to become the next mayor — Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, and Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president.Read more of Joseph Berger's article N.Y.U.’s Plan for Expansion Draws Anger in Community.
Updated 3/17/2012: Read CAAN's analysis of Joseph Berger's article here.