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NYU Acknowledges No One Can Afford Housing, Offers ‘Grandma’s Spare Room’ to Students

Posted November 29, 2016 at 5:13 am

New York University – the college and real estate behemoth – acknowledges that no one can really afford to attend anymore. Let alone dorm near the 4th Street “campus.” So it’s introduced a pilot program that pairs the young and the old with cheaper living quarters. “Grandma’s Spare Room,” as the name suggests, is an intergenerational […]

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Motherlode of Greenwich Village Archival Photos Unearthed

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Over the weekend we received an urgent message asking us to check out some archival photos from NYU. More after the jump

Journeys to Open at 626 Broadway on Friday

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

A mall-teration of a different sort is making its appearance known near the northeast corner of Broadway and Houston.  In this case, however, mall shoe store Journeys is set to open another city location at 626 Broadway, effectively joining the high-profile gang of big-box merchants (e.g. Adidas, Best Buy, Urban Outfitters) and other like-minded sneaker […]

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The Local East Village Blog to Launch September 13

Last modified September 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

That joint venture (nay, experiment) between NYU and the New York Times, which ruffled the feathers of many established neighborhood blogs already in the game, is almost here.  Business Insider is now reporting that The Local East Village (aka LEV) will go live on September 13. And NYU continues its quest to control downtown… [Photo […]

Coming Soon: Saigon at 114 MacDougal Street

Posted August 18, 2010 at 6:19 am

The dreaded block of MacDougal Street between Bleecker and West Third is about to welcome a new Vietnamese eatery to its ranks. Get ready for Saigon, a new sandwich shop slated to open at the former Esperanto Cafe within four to six weeks.

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The Provincetown and Wilf Hall Signage Unveiled

Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

The new NYU construction at 133-139 Macdougal Street, built on the ruins of the old Provincetown Playhouse, is almost ready to roll.  In just the last few weeks, much of the heavy-duty machinery, scaffolding, and traffic barricades have been relieved of their duties.  Instead, there are NYU security guards.  But that’s not all.

Mystery of the Man in White, Redux

Last modified June 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

The curious mystery of the man in white is nearing resolution, thanks to all the reader input.  Using the commentary as basis for research, we stopped into Rosario’s for a couple slices and to see if we could elicit more information.  One of the workers there was able to fill in some of the blanks.

3rd Avenue Rezoning Plan Up for Review

Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Department of City Planning sent out an email blast yesterday regarding the new Third Avenue Corridor Rezoning Proposal, which aims to limit out-of-scale development.  Case in point, the egregious 26-story NYU church dorm on 12th Street which towers over the rest of the neighborhood. The area included in the plan encompasses East 9th to […]

Brickwork at New NYU Legal Facility on MacDougal

Posted April 27, 2010 at 6:27 am

Remember the Provincetown Playhouse (est. 1916) on MacDougal?  Like so many buildings across downtown, the last remaining piece of the historic structure is now held hostage by NYU.  Nevertheless, after a year wrought with overzealous demolition, stop work orders, and new construction, the legal facility is finally taking shape.

Progress on New NYU Legal Facility

Posted January 15, 2010 at 6:26 am

The new NYU facility planned for the Provincetown Playhouse footprint is progressing rather briskly.  Indeed, since our last progress report back in November, four additional levels have been built. At this pace, the legal research center, which will reportedly top out at six stories, should be completed by the summer 2010 projected date.  Whether or not […]