Community officials in Lower Manhattan have made it pretty clear that they'd like a piece of the ever-expanding NYU pie in their neighborhood, and as recently as yesterday, it looked like NYU was receptive to their overtures. According to a letter from an NYU VP, the university was even looking at the World Trade Center's Tower 5, to be built on the site of the Deutsche Bank building.
But FiDi woke up today to discover it was all a sweet, out-of-reach dream. DNAinfo checked with NYU officials, who say the university cannot afford to developer Tower 5. Community Board 1 is still campaigning for NYU to take part of the tower, and the university does plan to explore other sites in Lower Manhattan. But it looks like anti-NYU Villagers can't rely on FiDi to ride to their rescue. Perhaps more animations would do the trick?
· NYU Throws Cold Water on World Trade Center Move [DNAinfo]
· Lower Manhattan-NYU-Village Love Triangle Heats Up [Curbed]