As the date of the City Council's vote on NYU's expansion plan approaches, university officials and local politicians have been working on various deals to reduce the size of the expansion or allow for more community input. Now, as a City Council subcommittee prepares to vote on NYU 2031 today, there's one more potential deal in the works. This one, the Journal explains, would "maintain flexibility" about the way the open space between the boomerang buildings is designed. An independent group would oversee the ultimate look of the space.
One potential positive of this change for local opponents: the revised open space could incorporate parts of the Sasaki Garden, which had been slated for demolition. Since the boomerang buildings' design hasn't changed, though, there might not be much else for the community to work with here.
· NYU Near Deal on Growth [WSJ]
· NYU 2031 coverage [Curbed]