Yesterday, we brought you the news that NYU is using your tuition dollars to provide loans for and, in some cases, outright purchase multimillion-dollar homes for top administrators and faculty. In case you weren’t shocked by the realization that your hard-earned tuition is going to finance faculty’s luxury apartments, today we’re bringing you photos of these lavish residences. By the time you see them all, you’ll want to trade that Wall Street career for a path in University administration:
Richard Revesz, Dean of the Law School, Loaned $5.7 million:
Richard Revesz, Dean of the Law school, has the highest outstanding loan from NYU, at over $5.7 million. That money helped finance this three-story West Village town house. With neighbors like Matthew Broderick and Hugh Jackman, who wouldn’t want to go into education?!
Jacob Lew, Former VP Operations, Loaned $1.4 million ($400,000 forgiven):
Jack Lew, NYU’s former VP of Operations, came under scrutiny in the Senate for the $1.4 million loan — $400,000 of which was forgiven — that he received for this Riverdale house. Located at the end of of a quiet, leafy block Lew’s house was mysteriously absent from Google Street View, so we had to make the (admittedly pleasant!) trek up to the Bronx to snap these photos.
Dr. Robert Grossman, Dean of the Medical School, NYU Purchased $6.5 Million:
NYU’s largest outright purchase of a home for a faculty member was the $6.4 million Upper East Side apartment given to Dr. Robert Grossman, Dean of the Medical School. The building is located on a block dotted with luxury shops like Gucci and Tom Ford. We tried to take photos of the lavish lobby, but were held at bay by the building’s two security guards.
Mary Brabeck, Dean of Steinhardt, $500,000 Loan:
Dean Brabeck received a $500,000 loan towards this Murray Hill apartment. Unlike some of the more controversial loans, Dean Brabeck’s was fairly straightforward, with her receiving it after two years spent in university housing and terms set by NYU. Still, her apartment in this historic mansion highlights what the baseline home looks like for top administrators.
So if competing for precious inches of fridge space and praying for air conditioning in your low-cost triple is getting you down, consider a career in higher education administration, where if enriching students with timeless wisdom doesn’t satisfy you, there’s a fat paycheck and a swank apartment awaiting you at the end of the day. And hey, NYU is hiring!
All photos by Rishi Bandopadhay, except #5 via StreetEasy