New York University says it needs to expand by 6 million square feet in the next 25 years, and battles waged in the Village by preservationists to curb NYU’s appetite for space have forced the university to look elsewhere. Now it’s looking to grow in Brooklyn and Queens.
NYU has eyes on Brooklyn, Queens
In a June 28 open house presentation made on campus about NYU’s plans for the next 25 years, a map showed possible expansion sites in Downtown Brooklyn, Long Island City and Governors Island.
According to Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, this should raise concerns.
“I strongly urge [local groups] to engage NYU to ensure the process contributes to the quality of life there,” he told Metro yesterday. “And not to its detriment.”
Well, Andrew, they chose LIC for a reason - no one there will oppose them.