If you’re dreaming of finding a rental apartment anywhere near Washington Square Park–and, especially, if you’re planning on sticking around for awhile–you should know this: that whole area, from the park to Houston street, is going to change, thanks to NYU 2031, aka The Sexton Plan.
Opponents of the NYU expansion plans have won round one. To Greenwich Village residents: the neighborhood as you know it (and, one hopes, love it) appears NOT to be heading toward complete takeover by New York University’s monstrous, multiple-building, two-MILLION-square-feet construction project, at least for the moment.
One of three NYC neighborhoods could be going through major changes in the next few years if some big-player universities go forward with plans to develop a huge new city tech campus, spurred on by Mayor Bloomberg’s offer of (basically) free real estate AND $100 million worth of city-funded infrastructure.
Anyone who’s ever lived in or looked for a Greenwich Village apartment is well aware of New York University’s dominance in the area. So when NYU development talk heats up, people listen. For as long as I can remember, in fact, NYU has been listed as one of the Top 5 landowners in Manhattan, joining [...]
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