CAAN2031 is Composed of the Following Organizations:
15 Washington Place Tenants'
200 Mercer Street Board
505 LaGuardia Place Board
77 Bleecker Street Board
88 Bleecker Street Board
Central Village Block Association
East 5th Street Block Association
East 10th Street Block Association
East Square Neighbors
Friends of NoHo
Grove Street Block Association
Horatio Street Association
Lower Manhattan Neighbors' Organization (LMNO(P))
Mercer Street Block Association
Mulry Angle/West 11th Street
NoHo Neighbors' Association
Perry Street Block Association
Silver Towers Tenants' Association
Village Reform Democratic Club
Washington Place Block Association
Washington Square Auxiliary American Legion Post 1212
West 10th Street Block Association
West 12th Street Block Association
West 13th Street Block Association
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Some recent NY Times articles about the NYU Administration and real estate, construction, loans, etc.:
and one from the NY Post: http://nypost.com/2014/04/16/nyu-scion-scored-spacious-faculty-apartment-during-housing-squeeze/
See this article today in the Gotham Gazette. Feel free to comment….
Please sign, and share this petition link with others, to help us show that we care about our parks!
After insisting to CB2, the Borough President, City Planning Commission and City Council that NYU had carefully examined its space needs, and after receiving approvals based on those stated needs (that we hope the lawsuit rolls completely back!), NYU convened an internal Space Priorities Working Group. Their final report was released today. You can read it at: http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/spacePriorities/documents/USPWG_Final_Report.pdf
You’re Invited: “Victory for Parks” Party – Sat., March 15, 2014, 1pm, LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and W. 3rd Streets
The “Victory for Parks” party will be on Saturday, March 15, at 1pm in LaGuardia Park (LaGuardia Place between Bleecker and W. 3rd in front of the statue of Fiorello LaGuardia). Note: this is a change of date – please let everyone know of the change to 3/15.
Come – and bring your friends/neighbors – to this important event!
Join the “Victory for Parks” party (was 3/9, now 3/15 – see above!), 1pm at the LaGuardia Statue on LaGuardia Place between Bleecker & W. 3rd
Judge has ruled that three of the open space strips on the Superblocks are PARKS and cannot be taken by NYU!
From the judge’s decision:
“…the court concludes that the public trust doctrine applies to three of the four parcels of land involved, the Mercer Playground, LaGuardia Park, and LaGuardia Corner Gardens. That does not mean, however, that NYU will ultimately be prevented from going forward with its Project, as approved by the City Council. Rather, it means that NYU must obtain the approval of the New York State Legislature if it intends to substantially interfere with the parcels of land which are now used as parks, either by using them as construction staging areas, or by altering them by incorporating them into larger areas of public spaces. Despite the assertion of petitioner Glick to the contrary, NYU may be able to obtain the approval of the State Legislature. If, however, NYU is unsuccessful in its efforts, it will, at the very least, have to develop alternative areas for construction staging that will not interfere with the use by the public of Mercer Playground, LaGuardia Park, and LaGuardia Corner Gardens.”
Note that the judge specifically did not include the open space strip in front of Coles Gym, so it is possible that the Zipper Building may be able to proceed. Gibson Dunn is the firm that brought the lawsuit on behalf of several co-petitioners including NYU FASP, NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick, GVSHP, LaGuardia Corner Garden, LMNO(P), Washington Square Village Tenants’ Association and many more. Randy Mastro, lead attorney for Gibson Dunn on the case, has stated his belief that the judge’s decision stops NYU 2031 in its tracks and the entire project cannot proceed. NYU spokesman John Beckman, however, counters that the Plan can proceed except for on the three strips.
More information to come as it is available.
This holiday season, how would you like to have dessert and drinks with Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni? Have lunch with Bill Moyers, Fran Lebowitz or Lewis Lapham? “Hulk Out” with a signed mask and set of figurines from Mark Ruffalo? Go on a two-hour shopping expedition, to curate your pantry and spice collection, with Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi? Play basketball with John Leguizamo? Get a signed copy of Bianca Jagger’s ‘Arts for Human Rights’ event catalogue? Get a book signed by E.L. Doctorow, a manuscript page from Philip Glass, an uncorrected galley of Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Vol.1, an Alex Katz print, a photograph of William S. Burroughs by Gary Indiana, a painting by actor Joel Grey, signed copies of all Eric Bogosian’s published works, or a signed personal photo by Matthew Modine from the set of Full Metal Jacket? Become the owner of the rare Omas fountain pen that former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine used to write The Mercy? Snap up a poster signed by Edward Norton?
Starting today, all those boldface names—and others—will take part in an online auction to help fund the struggle that NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (NYUFASP) and Village residents and supporters are waging against NYU’s ruinous 2031 expansion plan—a project that will crush the Village. The auction lasts until December 18th
If the link above does not work, access the auction at http://auction.nyufasp.com
Tuesday, November 26, 6:30pm at 505 LaGuardia Place just south of Bleecker St. (Community Room)
Please come to a public meeting on the city-owned lands on the North Superblock (LaGuardia Park with the statue of Fiorello LaGuardia, and Mercer Playground for older kids) plus on the South Superblock the chain-link-fenced area between Coles Gym and Morton Williams supermarket. NYU is required to improve these spaces per the Restrictive Declaration that was implemented upon approval of the NYU 2031 Plan.
Let’s provide input on what is wanted and needed in OUR parks, rather than allow NYU’s architects to simply tell us what we’ll get. The more used and loved we make our neighborhood parks, the harder it will be for NYU to commandeer them for construction equipment parking or access plazas.
Your input is crucial! Please attend (and bring your friends/neighbors) to show that we care about our parks.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 6:30 at 505 LaGuardia Place.
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