NYU will make 6,000 square feet of community facility space available in WSV 4, to be used for daycare and pre-K programs and managed by Creative Steps/University Settlement. In addition, based on community input and guidance from Council Member Margaret Chin, another 900 square feet of community facility space will be provided in WSV 3. This space will be used by Visiting Neighbors, who provides outreach programs for seniors in Lower Manhattan.
Updated 1/15/14: The Creative Steps Early Child Care Center is in operation. Several classes have begun and enrollment is ongoing. Visiting Neighbors is open and serving clients from their new office space. Meeting and activity space has also been provided for the WSV Tenants Association. Additionally, a large ground floor studio has been retrofitted for use as playspace for tenant families.
Updated 8/15/13: Construction has begun in both locations. Work is expected to be complete by late fall 2013.
NYU will make approximately 7,500 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor level of the Coles Redevlopment Project, accessible to pedestrians from the Greene Street Walkway, an outdoor feature to be created as part of the construction.
The NYC School Construction Authority has the option to build a school which would be incorporated into the Bleecker Building. The SCA must provide NYU with notice of intent to build a school by December 31, 2014, and commence construction by July 1, 2018. NYU will provide the SCA with annual updates regarding NYU's anticipated construction schedule until the SCA's construction window has elapsed.
Updated 10/22/14: NYU extended the time period during which the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) has the option to decide on the Bleecker Street site from the original deadline of December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2018. If the SCA does indicate to the University that it intends to move forward with the project, construction must commence by July 31, 2020.
Contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA), NYU's primary liaison to the community. OGCA fields questions, addresses concerns, and disseminates information on a variety of University topics, ranging from free and public events to updates on construction projects.
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