After a tense five years between Greenwich Village residents and NYU, it seems the battle over the university's 2031 expansion plan might be coming to an end.
Today, the City Council gave a preliminary thumbs up to the university's expansion plan, leading up to the decisive Council vote on the issue July 25.
It was a late start for one of the city's most hotly contested development issues -- the hearing began over two hours after its scheduled time.
"We're just dotting all of our 'i's' and crossing our 't's'," Mark Weprin, chair of subcommittee on zoning and franchises, said to the anxious crowd.
Council members have had an intense two weeks of discussion about the university's plan.
"It has been a lot of very late nights and early mornings," said Councilmember Margaret Chin, who represents the area of the proposed expansion. More »