The expansion in our neighborhoods of New York University, the largest private university in America, remains a top concern for Village Preservation. NYU and all of our learning institutions are valued parts of the fabric of our neighborhoods. But the NYU administration has pursued an aggressive policy of expansion of the university’s footprint and envelope within our neighborhoods, changing their character.  Village Preservation led the fight against NYU’s twenty-year expansion plan, resulting in significant reductions in its size and scope, and against various plans by the university to destroy historic buildings and construct out of scale new development.  We have secured landmark designation of several NYU properties and blocks around the university, helping to ensure those important sites are preserved, and stopped the university’s plan to build the tallest building ever in Greenwich Village, a proposed 400 ft. tall tower on Bleecker Street.


  • January 2, 2024

    Great News Regarding Proposed 32-ft.-Tall 5G Towers in the West Village, Saving Charas/Former P.S. 64 at 605 East 9th Street, and Bleecker Street Morton Williams Supermarket

    Read More
  • May 17, 2023

    NYU Lawsuit Seeking to Expand in NoHo and SoHo Rejected!

    Read More
  • February 21, 2023

    Judge Accepts Our Motion to Intervene Over the Objections of Both NYU and NYC

    Read More
  • January 25, 2023

    Village Preservation, Councilmember Christopher Marte, Coalition for Fairness in SoHo and NoHo, and Allied Community Groups File Motion to Intervene in NYU SoHo/NoHo Rezoning Expansion Case

    Read More
  • April 15, 2022

    NYU Sues to Overturn Provision in SoHo/NoHo/Chinatown Upzoning that Prohibited University Facilities

    Read More
  • April 30, 2021

    Look At All We’ve Accomplished!

    Read More
  • April 5, 2012

    Borough President’s Decision on NYU Within the Week; Next Hearing April 25

    Read More