Testimony of Roy Ben-Jacob,
Owner of Joy Burger Bar
Before the New York City Planning Commission
For the Public Hearing on the New York University Core Project
April 25, 2012
Chair Burden and fellow Commissioner:
I want to express my support for the NYU 2031 Core Expansion Plan. I have owned and operated a local business, Joy Burger Bar, in Greenwich Village since 2011.
NYU's students, faculty and staff have been loyal customers of my business since we opened last year, and I believe my establishment will benefit from the University's 2031 expansion plan. NYU contributes tremendously to the economy and energy of Greenwich Village, and I believe this plan will improve the vita lity of the area.
I urge you to support this plan as it is thoughtful, has been responsive to the community's needs, and is extremely important for both the University and the City. By building on their own property and not .extending further into Greenwich Village, creating enhanced and more usable open space, and donating land for a future public school, the NYU plan serves the needs of both the University and the local community.
Thank you for your leadership, and I once again urge you to vote in favor of this plan.
Joy Burger Bar