Thursday, March 29, 2012

Updated: NYU Expansion Plan - News and Events

In today's (Mar. 25th) New York Times, reporter Michael Kimmelman proposes an alternative to the NYU Expansion Plan in "It Riles a Village" at

WNYC host Leonard Lopate will air a segment on "the controversy surrounding the plans to expand

NYU" on March 26th.  Listen to Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society; Brad Hoylman, Chair of Community Board 2; and Mark Crispin Miller, an NYU faculty member at

The Municipal Art Society will host a panel discussion on "The University in the Neighborhood: Debating NYU’s Expansion Plan" on March 27th at 6 p.m. featuring Hilary Ballon, deputy vice chancellor NYU Abu Dhabi and professor of urban studies and architecture; Gary Hack, former dean and professor of urban design, University of Pennsylvania; Brad Hoylman, chair, Manhattan Community Board 2; and Ron Shiffman, professor, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning. The discussion will be moderated by John Alschuler, chairman of HR&A. Learn more at

New York Observer reporter Jennifer Maas profiles Assemblymember Deborah Glick's stance against the NYU Expansion Plan.  Read the article at

Updated, 3/30/2012 (original, 3/25/2012):

The New York Times has published another article about the NYU expansion plan, this one written by Joseph Berger about BP Scott Stringer's calls for a reduction in the scale of the university's plan.  Read the article at

The March 29th The Villager carried an article about the "Anti-NYU Plan Coalition" demands for BP Scott Stringer to hold public hearings on the expansion plan before he makes his decision.  Read the article at

Gotham Gazette, "The Place for NYC Politics and Policy", covered the NYU 2031 Expansion Plan this month.  Read Igor Kossov's article at

Hanqing Chen covered the Municipal Art Society panel about the NYU Expansion Plan for the Washington Square News.  Read the entire article at

Several newspapers have written editorials supporting the NYU Expansion Plan.  You can find links to this material at the NYU 2031: NYU in NYC website.

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