New York University expansion riles Greenwich Village neighborhood

To New York University, the issue could not be clearer: it does not have enough room for its 50,000 students, 1,500 professors and 300 laboratories. But the university's solution--to buy, lease and build more space--is enraging some of its neighbors in Greenwich Village. At bottom is a widespread feeling that N.Y.U. is inexorably changing the neighborhood's distinctive mixture of quaint and bohemian old town houses and tenements.

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