Andrew Berman, Executive Director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
A series of epiphanies will strike city movers and shakers. NYU President John Sexton will realize that if he can build campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, he can shift some of his massive 20-year NYU expansion plan two subway stops south to the Financial District, rather than seek to overturn neighborhood zoning protections and take public parkland to build an Empire State Building's worth of new space south of Washington Square Park.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will finally follow through on outstanding commitments to extend landmark protections in the South, East and Far West Village, without a single additional building being lost to faceless, placeless new development.
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