CHELSEA—One annoyed tipster and neighbor of Neil Denari's much-lauded HL23 says that the neighbors are fed up with noisy sidewalk power washing that starts every morning at 6am. Why doesn't it bother HL23 residents? Our tipster believes it's because the building is barely occupied, with most of the apartment purchases being used as investments. [Curbedwire Inbox]
GREENWICH VILLAGE—As the City Planning Commission met to discuss NYU's proposed expansion, NYU President John Sexton released a statement pressing for its approval.
When I was named NYU's president, one of my first actions was to start a process to examine what was necessary to sustain NYU's momentum towards academic excellence. That transition report identified a lack of space as the key impediment to recruiting new faculty and highlighted the need for better instructional spaces for students. The NYU 2031 plan achieves those goals in a balanced manner -- ensuring that in the future NYU can remain a leading university and an important contributor to maintaining New York as one of the world's great idea capitals, while at the same time addressing the concerns of our neighbors.