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NYU Gets Olive Branch; Pope-Designed Hospital Threatened

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GREENWICH VILLAGE—Members of the community and local government are extending an olive branch to the Village's Purple People Eaters. Just two weeks after a State Supreme Court Justice issued a ruling to protect neighborhood parkland from NYU expansion , a group of federal, state and local elected officials will speak at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on their vision for proceeding in cooperation with the University regarding their expansion plan. The discussion will occur on Friday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m.. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

JAMAICA—The historic "T" Building at the Queens Center Hospital is under threat of demolition, despite its eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Mixed opinions over the building's fate have been swirling since it was proposed as a residence for people with low incomes or chronic illnesses. The Queens Preservation Council has launched a campaign to save the John Russell Pope-designed building. [CurbedWire Inbox]