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, Pop Pub on University Place, in Greenwich Village since April of 2011.
NYU's students, faculty and staff have been loyal customers of my business for since we opened in 2011, and I believe my establishment will benefit from the University's 2031 expansion plan. NYU contributes tremendously to the economy, energy and special nature of University Place, where my business is located, and I believe this plan will only improve the vitality 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.