NEW YORK CITY-New York University has agreed to pare down its core two-million-square-foot 2031 expansion plan by nearly 20% after negotiating a deal with local officials and community stakeholders. The university will cut out 377,000 square feet of commercial and academic space originally planned for the school’s Greenwich Village campus, and in turn, has received conditional approval from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer under the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for the project.

The decision – which still awaits a blessing from the city’s planning commission and city council – is viewed as a victory for both the university and the neighborhood at-large.

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