...the city’s Economic Development Corporation had been “pushing” N.Y.U. to look at expanding in Long Island City, according to Alicia Hurley, N.Y.U. associate vice president for government and community relations. However, she said, the university doesn’t feel Long Island City is developed enough residentially as of now to be a fitting expansion area for N.Y.U.
LIC residents have to be relieved that the area won't be invaded by NYU undergrads any time soon, but still, that burn has to sting!
No, I don't think they feel slighted in the least.