Digital rendering of NYU expansion plan near its existing Greenwich Village campus; though 11 community groups are fighting the plan in court, as they don't want the added traffic and more crowded subways, etc. (The buildings shown only in white are present ones).
City Is Sued Over Approval of N.Y.U. Expansion Plan
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: September 25, 2012
Eleven groups have filed suit against New York City for approving a plan to expand New York University’s footprint in Greenwich Village, a move that critics say could destroy the university’s historic neighborhood.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, accuses government decision makers, including both the City Planning Commission and the City Council, of illegally turning over public land to facilitate the university’s plans. It also claims that the approval process lacked transparency and denied the public a chance for meaningful input.