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The NYU gym and dog run on Mercer (Credit: Charles Eckert)

The NYU gym and dog run on Mercer Street, where a new "Zipper Building" will stand. The university said it would reduce the proposed size of this building by 70,000 square feet, or 6.7 percent. (July 17, 2012)

NYU expansion plans

A New York City Council committee approved a plan to add four new buildings to New York University's core campus area in Greenwich Village, reducing the original plan to add about 2 million square feet of classroom, dorm, lab and facility space by about 22 percent. Neighborhood activists and faculty who oppose the plan spoke at a news conference on the plan.

Undated rendering showing an overview of New York
(Credit: Handout)

Undated rendering showing an overview of New York University's proposal to expand its Greenwich Village campus.

Residents protest an NYU expansion plan at a
(Credit: Marc Beja)

Residents protest an NYU expansion plan at a city council committee vote at City Hall. (July 17, 2012)

The NYU gym and dog run on Mercer
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The NYU gym and dog run on Mercer Street, where a new "Zipper Building" will stand. The university said it would reduce the proposed size of this building by 70,000 square feet, or 6.7 percent. (July 17, 2012)

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The green space between the Silver Towers complex
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The green space between the Silver Towers complex could be altered if NYU gets the rest of City Council's approval for its expansion plan on July 25. (July 12, 2012)

Stores and green space on the western edge
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Stores and green space on the western edge of Washington Square Village that NYU is proposing as a site for a new development. (July 12, 2012)

Undated photo of NYU President John Sexton.
(Credit: NYU Photo Bureau: Madere)

Undated photo of NYU President John Sexton.

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