NYU Housing Expansion Reaching New Heights


Is Brooklyn Heights in danger of being overrun by beer-swilling college co-eds? The St. George Hotel, at the corner of Clark and Henry streets, is already home to a crew of Pace University undergrads and recent news of NYU’s growth plans, including a planned merger with Polytechnic University and the take-over of the existing rental building at 67 Livingston Street (right) this fall by more than 100 grad students, adds fuel to the fire. For now, though, it doesn’t appear that there’s any near-term threat and the Brooklyn Heights Association, for one, isn’t fazed. It seems to us like a no-brainer that NYU will build some dormitories amidst the many towers that are springing up in Downtown Brooklyn. The expense and relative scarcity of land and air rights in the Heights, however, would appear to make it a less likely target location. Of course, you could say the same thing about Greenwich Village, so ya never know.
NYU Has Eyes on Brooklyn, Queens [Metro]
NYU Eyes Brooklyn [Brooklyn Paper] GMAP
NYU, Poly Merger Talks To Resume [NY Sun]
NYU Could Expand Into D’town Brooklyn [Eagle]

What's Happening