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Statement by NYU’S Alicia Hurley On Comm. Bd. 2 Endorsement of Provincetown Plans

June 20, 2008
N-491, 2007-08

On Thursday, June 19, Manhattan Community Board 2 passed a resolution supporting NYU’s plans for 133 – 139 MacDougal Street, the building that includes the Provincetown Playhouse. The vote was 37 in favor, two abstentions, and one opposed.

The following is a statement from Alicia Hurley, NYU’s Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement.

“We are delighted that last night Manhattan Community Board 2 voted overwhelmingly to endorse the University’s plans to preserve the Provincetown Playhouse and construct a new research facility on MacDougal Street for the Law School. We are grateful to Borough President Scott Stringer and his Task Force as well as other members of the community who have worked constructively with us over these past few months to come up with our proposal. Tonight’s vote affirms that our proposal is respectful of the cultural history of the Playhouse; offers a design that is contextual to the neighborhood; and provides a framework that will allow the Provincetown Playhouse to thrive and serve as an artistic training ground for the decades to come.

“We are grateful to Community Board 2 for their time and rigorous review of the project.”

For a copy of the resolution (in pdf format) please click here.

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: John Beckman | (212) 998-6848


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