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New York University property will be site for school for students with special needs

Jan. 3, 2022
The 100,000-square-foot facility will displace a popular grocery store in the Greenwich Village neighborhood.

The New York City School Construction Authority is building a campus for special needs students on New York University's Washington Square campus. 

The 100,000-square-foot school will rise on a 17,000-square-foot lot that is owned by the university, reports Washington Square News

The university had planned to use the site as part of a campus expansion, but the lot is no longer part of the NYU expansion plan, NYU has agreed to turn the land over to the city for the school project.

The construction will displace a supermarket that has been leasing the site from NYU. No plans have been made for relocating the store.

The new school has the support of NYU and many local public officials, but opponents of the project say the campus will result in residents of the Greenwich Village neighborhood having fewer grocery store options.

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