State Court Backs NYU Expansion in Greenwich Village

October 15, 2014

A state appeals court on Tuesday endorsed New York University's right to undertake a multibillion-dollar expansion of its Greenwich Village campus, rejecting complaints by faculty and other critics that the plan would destroy neighborhood parks and other landmarks, Capital New York reported. A lower court had thrown a wrench into the university's ambitious plans, siding with those who had argued that small strips of parkland had to be "alienated" by the state legislature before they could be used for other purposes. Tuesday's ruling by the Appellate Division of the state's Supreme Court found that the city had not designated the land as parks, and cleared the way for the development.

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