Tag Archive: NYU 2031

/ January 26, 2016 1:17 pm / Comment / 404 Lafayette Opening Pushed To February

Opening day for the new athletic facilities at 404 Lafayette intended to replace the Coles Sports Center has been pushed back to February 22, according to an email sent to students last week. The new opening date comes four weeks later than the original date of January 25. “From the outset, the University has said it would not close Coles until the new facility is...

/ September 9, 2015 11:50 am / Comment / John Sexton Will Return to NYU as Professor in Fall 2016

Yesterday afternoon, outgoing NYU President John Sexton announced his post-presidential life plans in an email memorandum sent to the NYU community. “Following this final semester as your president, and even as I begin my duties as president emeritus and as an active faculty member, I will begin a six-month appointment at the Library of Congress as the Kluge Chair in American...

/ September 2, 2015 9:30 am / Comment / Anti-2031 Expansion Group Holds Rally in WSP

Yesterday, a rally organized by Faculty Against the Sexton Plan (FASP) drew a crowd of over 200 people in Washington Square Park to protest the NYU 2031 expansion plan. The rally featured voices not only from FASP, but also support from the Student & Labor Action Movement, NYU Divest, the Roosevelt Institute, New York State United Teachers, Students for Justice in...

/ April 24, 2015 3:33 pm / Comment / Why The 2031 Plan Is Untenable

While NYU administration continues to try and will the 2031 plan into action, the final say on the plan’s legality will be coming soon when the New York State Court of Appeals hears the case on its legality this June. Despite claims by President Sexton and 2031 supporters, indications from the finances of the plan point to significantly increased burdens...

/ January 26, 2015 12:25 pm / Comment / NYU’s $400 Million Profit

NYU made $400 million in profit last year. Well, technically not “profit,” seeing as NYU is a nonprofit organization. But having nonprofit status does not necessarily prevent the university from hoarding excess funds. NYU’s tax records show the university’s revenue exceeded its expenses by $398,812,562 for 2013. This “profit” came in a year in which increases in tuition outpaced increases in...

/ October 28, 2014 9:51 am / Comment / NYU Purchases New Athletic Facility Site For $157 Million

  NYU has purchased two adjoining buildings to be renovated and converted into a temporary athletic facilities. The University purchased 404 Lafayette Street and 708 Broadway for a combined $157 million, Vice President for Public Affairs John Beckman announced yesterday. The lower floors of the 151,000 square-foot space will serve as a temporary replacement for Coles Sports Center while Coles is demolished...

/ October 17, 2014 2:45 pm / Comment / Coles Gym Replacement Moving Beneath Bursar’s Office, Admissions Sources Claim

A temporary athletic facility will be constructed beneath the NYU Bursar’s Office at 25 West 4th Street, sources within NYU’s Admissions Office report. The new facility, according to these sources, will host small athletic rooms as a replacement for Coles Sports Center. According to one Admissions Ambassador, NYU officials “are planning to gut the academic rooms below the offices. They plan on having...

/ September 29, 2014 3:30 pm / Comment / Village Residents And NYU Faculty Protest NYU 2031, Call Sexton’s Defense “Complete Bullshit”

Greenwich Village residents and members of NYU Faculty Against the Sexton Plan held a rally at LaGuardia Park Thursday afternoon to protest the NYU 2031 expansion plan, which protestors say will unnecessarily strip the historic neighborhood of its open space. The rally coincided with NYU’s appeal of a January court ruling that the university could not redevelop the neighborhood’s three...

/ May 16, 2014 4:45 pm / Comment / Lost Confidence: NYU’s Culture Within Expansion And Controversy [Part Three]

Earlier this year, John Leguizamo played a game of half-court basketball with a group of kids. A bidder won this chance to shoot hoops with the movie star through the Faculty Against Sexton Plan’s online auction, supported by a multitude of celebrities who call Greenwich Village home. “I came to support the faculty of NYU,” said Leguizamo. “We don’t really...

/ May 16, 2014 3:43 pm / Comment / Lost Confidence: NYU’s Culture Within Expansion And Controversy [Part Two]

Part Two of Three. [Part One] [Part Two] The original NYU 2031 plan, as proposed in 2010, would bring radical redevelopment to the Northern and Southern Superblocks. Created through the process of “slum clearance,” in the 1950s and now primarily owned by the university, these large slabs of land sit in the heart of Greenwich Village, just above Houston Street,...

/ April 17, 2014 10:16 am / Comment / John Sexton Provided His Son With University Housing

If you’re a Tisch graduate looking to make it on Broadway, or just someone aspiring to be an actor in the Big City, you may be concerned about finding affordable housing. Finding convenient living spaces in New York can be a bit of a hassle, especially if your paychecks aren’t exactly reliable. Fortunately for Jed Sexton, a former aspiring actor and...

/ April 14, 2014 4:48 pm / Comment / Martin Lipton To Step Down As Chairman Of Board Of Trustees [UPDATED]

Martin Lipton will step down as chairman of NYU’s board of trustees next year, the New York Times reports. “I am getting too old and have served too long,” Lipton told the Times this Friday. Lipton, who has been head of the board of trustees for 16 years, will remain on the board, but in a lesser capacity, as one of...

/ March 5, 2014 12:30 pm / Comment / University Space Priorities Working Group Recommends NYU Move Forward With Construction On Coles Site

The University Space Priorities Working Group (USPWG) issued its final report yesterday, providing the university and John Sexton recommendations on how to proceed with construction on the two superblocks below Washington Square. As no new construction can begin on the north block – that housing the Washington Square Village – until 2022, the report focused on the south block and suggested the...

/ February 24, 2014 3:20 pm / Comment / What Re-Accreditation At NYU Really Means

A week and a half ago, John Sexton snuck an email into our inboxes with the subject, “Middle States Re-Accreditation Process.” It’s safe to say that some of us let it slip past without a proper look, but the topic is important—particularly at this stage of NYU’s history. So what exactly is the deal? Essentially, it revolves around the Middle...

/ February 18, 2014 9:30 am / Comment / De Blasio Appointed Some NYU Faculty, But What Does It Mean For NYU’s Future?

It’s still only the second month of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term, but his delayed appointing of city officials to key positions has led to some flack in the media. But those same appointment decisions are now bringing NYU into the picture. Last week, NYU Local covered De Blasio’s appointment of former NYU law professor Vicki Been as commissioner for...