BULLETIN:  From July through September NYU will be testing the new Co-Gen Plant. 
See the schedule of tests and affects here.


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Monday, August 9th, @ 6:30 PM-P.S. 41, 116 W. 11th Street, Auditorium.  Discussion of NYU proposals for projects in the superblocks and blocks east of Washington Square Park.  Media coverage:  DNAInfo

Wednesday, August 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Land Use Education Forum on NYU Plans 2031, American Institute for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, (between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets). Sponsored by:  Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Councilmember Margaret Chin and Community Board 2, along with
Congressmember Jerrold L. Nadler, NYC Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn,
State Senator Thomas K. Duane and Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010, 9:00 A.M.  - NYU Task Force at 1 Centre St, 19th floor. NYU provided a response summary to the Task Force's Development Report recommendations.  The meeting then continued to discuss the Task Force's roll during the Superblock ULURP application review period. 

Task Force agreed to convene on a quarterly basis, allowing its members, the current majority of whom are connected to this particular application, either in their "official" capacities in elected and appointed positions or representing groups within the affected ULURP area, to be fully engaged in that due process.

Mon., 6/21 @ 6:30 PM- Manhattan Developmental Center, 75 Morton St. Activity Center, CB#2 Arts & Institutions Committee.  NYU presentation of the proposed 4th tower on the Silver Towers superblock site (Bleecker, LaGuardia, Houston and Mercer Streets). Media Coverage:  Curbed, The New York Observer, Villager,

Monday, June 7 at 6:30pm -- University Settlement, Speyer Hall - 184 Eldridge Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey Sts), CB#3 Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee. 
Discussion of guidelines and principles for participation in the NYU planning process.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 9:00 A.M.  - NYU Task Force at 1 Centre St, 19th floor. The discussion centered on several options and possible configurations for the 4th tower that is in NYU’s Superblocks plan.

Click here for larger view of graphicMon., May 17, Community Board #2 Arts & Institutions Committee,  6:30 PM- Manhattan Developmental Center, 75 Morton St. Activity Center.  Presentation by NYU regarding the sustainability aspects of its NYU 2031 plan Here is the presentation.

Monday, May 10, 
Community Board #3’s Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee, Cooper Union Foundation Building, Peter Cooper Suite, 8th Floor (West elevator), 7 east 7th St.  Public hearing on NYU’s 2031 Expansion Plan.   The discussion will focus on how the plan will impact the area east of 4th Avenue.  Though there is not an official report, you can read coverage at DNA Info

Thursday, May 6th , 6:00 PM, CB1, Planning and Community Infrastructure Committee, 49 Chambers Street, 7th floor.  Overview of NYU Plans 2031: NYU in NYC.

Monday, May 3rd, 9:00 AM, the Task Force reviewed the deed restrictions and other land use agreements pertaining to the Superblocks.

The following documents pertaining to the "Superblocks" were obtained from the City Planning Commission through a FOIL request, by Task Force member, David Reck.  They address aspects of the Washington Square Southeast Urban Renewal Area, established in 1954 and the Large Scale Residential Development Plan for the southern superblock, established in 1961.  Additional details regarding these parcels will be available soon, but these base documents are useful.
Letter to Councilman Alan Gerson, July 2009 from City Planning 1953 Approved Urban Renewal Plan Short History of Southern Superblock

Thursday, April 22nd, 9:00 AM The Task Force met to discuss the area that NYU has identified as the “neighborhood.”

Mon., 4/19 @ 6:30 PM- Public School 41, 116 W. 11th Street, Community Board #2, ARTS & INSTITUTIONS Committee, David Gruber, Chair, Presentation regarding NYU 2031: NYU in NYC - A citywide strategic vision for how the University will look to grow more transparently and predictably over the next two decades. 

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
- NYU Presented `2031' Expansion Plan at a Public Open House,  from 5:30 to 8 P.M. at the Kimmel Center at 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place), 10th floor.  Press coverage:  NY Times, Crains NY Business, Business Week, The Real Deal, The New York Observer, NY1.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - Press Conference Announcing Phase Three of Community Planning Process, 11:00 a.m., 1 Centre St., 19th Floor.  Press coverage:  NY Times, NY Daily News, Curbed

2009 Meetings (to be added)

Nov. 18, 2008,
Silver Towers Complex Designated a Landmark
The 'University Village' Site (commonly known as the Silver Towers Complex) was awarded landmark status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Tuesday, Sept . 23, 2008, 6:30 p.m. - CB#2 Joint Parks, Recreation and Open Space and Institutions Committee Meeting, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 3 Clarkson St. 3rd Floor.  Tobi Bergman & David Gruber, Chairs. Discussion of ideas for improved open space allocations on the Superblocks for Plan 2031.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 , 2008, 5:00 p.m.- Task Force Meeting at 1 Centre St., 19th Floor. The agenda discussed process and timeline as they relate to NYU's 2031 urban campus planning and development projects prior to mandated public hearings (Community Board Committees, for instance). Additionally the Community Task Force reviewed the initial "Working Principles" adopted in Sept 2006. These can be seen at the bottom of the Principles page.  Minutes
Tuesday, August 14th, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Task Force Meeting, 1 Centre St., 19th Floor. The agenda will be discussion on process, as well as timeline. Additionally, there was a discussion regarding the role of the Task Force and the responsibilities of the members. Minutes
May 28, 2008, Wednesday - CB#2 Institutions Committee, 6:30 p.m., at Greenburg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South. This meeting reviewed NYU Provincetown Playhouse and 133-139 MacDougal Street plans. CB#2 June Resolution .
Friday, May 16, 2008 . 4:30-6:00 p.m., 1 Centre St., 19th Floor - NYU Task Force Meeting - Agenda: Update on design concepts and ideas for the Provincetown Playhouse.

John Sexton Reply to BP Scott Stringer Letter RE; More Information on Provincetown Playhouse - May 15, 2008

NYU Response to CB#2 Questions RE: Provincetown Playhouse

NYU Presentation: Rebuilding the Provincetown Playhouse and Honoring a Cultural Institution

Scott Stringer
Letter Re: Further Review on 133-139 MacDougal

May 14, 2008, Wednesday , Bleecker Area Merchants and Residents Association (BAMRA) monthly meeting included an NYU presentation.

New Design 133-139 MacDougal St.Provincetown Playhouse Presentation,
April 29, 2008: 

Rebuilding the Provincetown Playhouse and Honoring a Cultural Institution

Wednesday, April 23, The fifth NYU Open House, where NYU's planning consultants presented recommendations based on the past nine months of feedback. Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. See Presentations page
March 27, 2008, Thursday, Coalition to Save the East Village, 6:48PM-8:45PM, Barney Building. 
March 26, 2008, Wednesday, Washington Square Area Quality of Life Task Force Meeting, 6:00 p.m., 505 LaGuardia Place, community room.
March 24, 2008, Monday, Silver Tower Tenants, 6:00PM-8:00PM, 110 Bleecker Street. 
March 19, Wednesday, at 5:30pm at 1 Centre St., 19th Floor. Borough President Stringer Chairs this full Task Force meeting.
March 18, 2008, NYU SUPERBLOCKS TASK FORCE, sponsored by Councilman Alan Gerson, at 6:30, NYU Silver Building, Rm 809. Attendance: 25
March 18, 2008, SoHo Alliance, 6:30PM-7:30PM, 196 Mercer, Attendance: 20
March 14, 2008, The Caring Community, 2:30PM-4:30PM, 20 Washington Square North (The Caring Community), Attendance: 20
March 13, 2008, AMC, 12PM-2PM, Rosenthal, Attendance: 60
March 13, 2008, Washington Square Village Tenants Association, 6PM-8PM, Rosenthal, Attendance: 50+
March 12, 2008, Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), 12PM-2PM, The Torch Club, Attendance: 40
March 12, 2008, Central Village Block Association, 6PM-8PM, 196 Mercer Street (tentative), Attendance: 10
March 11, 2008, Washington Square Association, 5:30PM-7PM, WSA Members at private residence. Attendance: 10
March 10, 2008, The New School, 12PM-2PM, 66 W. 12th Street, Attendance: 4
March 10, 2008  at 5:30pm, Community Task Force on NYU Development, 1 Centre St., 19th Floor. NYU provides an overview of its thinking and ideas about one of the sites which it owns - 133-137 MacDougal (which also includes the site of the Provincetown Playhouse).
March 6, 2008, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 536 La Guardia (bet W. 3rd & Bleecker).6:00 P.M.,
Sponsored by the Bleecker Street Resident & Merchants Assoc., NYU Plans regarding the core campus superblocks presented.  Attendance: 25
March 6, 2008, Assemblymember Glick, 1PM-2PM, 853 Broadway

March 5, 2008, CB 2 Institutions and Transportation Committees, 6PM-8PM, 20 Washington Square North (The Caring Community), Attendance: 30-40
March 5, 2008, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Members, 4PM, 536 LaGuardia Place, AIA
March 3, 2008, Bedford Barrow Block Association/ GVBA, 6:30PM-8:3OPM, 46 Barrow Street, Attendance: 15
March 3, 2008, Congressman Nadler's Office, 12:30PM-2:30PM, 201 Varick Street
February 28, 2008, Washington Place Block Association, 6PM-8PM, 196 Mercer Street, Attendance: 5
February 27, 2008, Convened by Councilmember Alan Gerson's Office, 6PM-8PM, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 536 LaGuardia Place
February 25, 2008, 505 LaGuardia Place Tenants, 5PM-7PM, 505 LaGuardia Place
January 2008 Community Board Resolutions on NYU Planning Principles. Resolution to adopted and passed by Full Board, Feb 2008
Community Board #3 Manhattan:
Housing, Land Disposition, Zoning, & NYC Housing Authority Committee approves Task Force Planning Principles.

January 30, 2008, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science 100 Washington Square East - the design team presented preliminary options and approaches for how the University might meet an anticipated 6 million square feet of space needs between now and 2031.
If you did not attend, see the full presentation which incorporates public feedback from the previous open houses and the Task Force here.

January 30, 2008, 10:30 a.m. Press Conference
Borough President's Announcement of Task Force Planning Principles

NYU Statement on the Task Force Planning Principles
Jan. 29, 2008 - Task Force review of University's
Strategic Space Planning initiative.
Jan. 17, 2008 - Task Force Meeting on final language for Planning
Principals and preliminary overview from NYU regarding
 January 30th community presentation


NYU in NYC - Overview,
Growth, Sustainability, Awareness, released April 14, 2010


Task Force Report on NYU Development

March 25, 2010
NYU Response - July 6, 2010

2031 Planning Milestones
December, 2009


Location and Design Concepts

 Jan 30, 2008:

Process and Community Feedback

Space Needs and Core Campus Options

Space Scenarios

Core Campus Concepts:  Washington Square
Village; Coles; South Block Towers

Public Space Improvements

Remote Options:  Health Corridor,  Governor's Island

Revised Core Campus Map,  Jan 2008


NYU Plans 2031 January
Comment Cards

Core and Remote Site Maps , Sept 2007

Survey of Open House Comments
Sept 2007

NYU Growth Projections
May 2007

NYU Greenwich Village Campus Properties,
May, 2007
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NYU Strategic Planning Initiative Presentation
May 24, 2007

NYU Consultant Planning Team May 17, 2007

NYU Overview - March 2007 
The overview provides a snapshot of NYU in the Fall of 2006. Information
in this document includes buildings
and uses in the Washington Square/Union Square/East Village areas and challenges faced by the University. 
Download PDF

Request for Qualifications -
New York University

Strategic Planning Initiative,
February, 15, 2007


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