In case anyone cares, NYU is filing for permits for the building to replace the gym
I a little surprised. Since this decision came down, no one seems to care too much. I think people have largely either forgotten about this, or just accepted that it's happening.
A pool, gym, varsity practice rooms, an indoor track, and locker rooms will occupy the basement levels, and there will be a few more gym spaces on the fifth and sixth floors.
sorry that was my oversight. So why are people complaining then?
There are people genuinely concerned about NYU's expansion across Greenwich Village, but sometimes the NIMBYs are a little overkill when it comes down to it.
There were a lot of arguments about this when the rezoning battle was going on (read this thread from the beginning if you want the recap.) There are just a lot of people in the Village who have an irrational hatred of NYU.
In point of fact, this is not an "expansion" if we define that as increasing their footprint outward (although I'm sure they're doing that also.) The two superblocks (or one big one, depending on how you're looking at it) in question are already their's. They're just dialing up the density on them.