Was this written by Mort Zuckerman who was forgiven a $38 million forfeiture fee he owed the city of NY by Rudy Giuliani when Mort backed out of the Coliseum deal? Visit 120 E 12th St. and see the facade of *St. Ann's from 1847 that survived everything but NYU's need and greed to build yet another mega dorm. NYU mega dormed the East Village to death and is the Evil Empire of the E.V. with Cooper Union, NY Law, The New School and SVA following NYU's lead confusing the EV w/dorm fodder. NYU has crushed communities where ever NYU occupies real estate like Stuy Town that was meant to be affordable housing not NYU student housing. NYU uses Broadway & Lafayette St. as parking lots for their fleets of buses & trolleys. NYU uses the term "community facility" to supersize, bust thru zoning & exclude the community. I wrote Pres. Obama asking for his assistance to demand NYU give us community outreach resource centers in ever dorm so the kids will see a community struggling and get involved since John Sexton who earns 1.8 million as a base salary said no. No wonder he ran down to testify that Bloomberg needs a third term. Does Sexton even declare NYC as his home? Can he even vote in NY? NYU doesn't even need to abuse eminent domain to displace an entire community like Columbia University displaced Manhattanville.
The title "It takes a Village" shows how out of touch you are with the people of NYC being crushed by real estate magnates like NYU, Columbia University and Cooper Union who use and abuse their higher ed status to bust through our zoning and crush our community. We look less like a village and more like a bad xerox of Dubai thanks to NYU and Cooper Union in the East and West Village. Enough. I know Mort Zuckerman, Mike Bloomberg, Amanda the people's Burdens, the Clinton's and Jon Corizine are tight with John 1.8 million dollar a year Sexton but if they care about the people of NY they have to tell this guy to find a conscious and stop harming the community and displacing them.
* The USPS owned the air rights over St. Ann's and sold the air to NYU for I think 7 million dollars but did not notify the State of NY as legally obligated so the State of NY would have than come in and examined is this in the best interest of the community. It never happened and that pretty much sums up NYU and the USPS respect -- or rather the lack of for the community.