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Full scale model up in Chelsea Market that depicts what the proposed office tower and hotel tower will look like. Scary stuff.
If you're against the expansion, please sign the e-survey sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation:
Fking hilarious. I'm afraid of change! A tall building in nyc omg! What are we to do?
Why don't you buy the plot and make it into a park so we poor nyers can enjoy it!?
Oh, you just wanna mouth off and get your way! I gotta teach that to my kids.
How many ppl signing that petition own cats and haven't move in 30 yrs?
Not all of us want to live in a neighborhood dominated by soulless, unattractive structures. There's a reason most people don't want to live in Midtown...
It's not Greenwich Village, so it is not about the neighborhood (as you are not the Chelsea Society For Historic Preservation), it is about your views.
Why don't we turn your home back to horse stables, as I consider your living room an improper expansion of the neighborhood
And if you wanted to remove your neighborhood of soulless, unattractive structures, you would need to ship out about 98% of the people living there
I like it. And Chelsea ALREADY has a ton of taller buildings, many within 100 feet of this place. Have you even been here? I am going to write a letter SUPPORTING this innovative architecture. Seriously.
Also, I in 100% of circumstances hate people who move to Manhattan but don't want any new tall buildings. Its like moving to Alaska and complaining about the snow.
I live quite nearby, and I'm inclined to support the expansion. Develop 9th and 10th all you want, just leave my Empire State Building views alone. ;-)
Some taller buildings other than the projects, which have probably some of the best views in all of Manhattan, might actually be nice for 9th Ave. The area has a commercial feel to it anyway around 14th-16th.
I don't mind the expansion, it's the fugliness I'm against. looks like the bus depot at the port authority. what's that style? mid-century mistake? post industrial eye sore?
lad: as if 9th needs more hotels (& traffic). there's already Dream, Maritime, Gansevoort, Standard, Soho House...
highline marked the top of chelsea--it has begun sohoification--soon to be a mall full of corporate retail
hello brookstone, olive garden...bye bye credible art
olive garden??!! that's depressing
bring back the trannies & large rats that wandered northward from meat packing
Then why the fuck did you move to West Chelsea? If you hate tall buildings, they have been there forever.
"Better to protest the continued expansion of ultra-mediocre New York University within Greenwich Village."
NYU is like a disease that keeps spreading all over & consuming the Village.
NYU is one of the institutions that makes NYC, NYC; students and education and cheap eats and entertainment are part of the tapestry of NYC. The fact that NYU keeps growing is a salute to the vibrancy of this city. When the young people leave, we are in trouble.
downtownsnob, this one's for you.
"NYU is one of the institutions that makes NYC"
No it's not.
It's a mediocre school that shares the name of the city and sits annoyingly in the middle of the Village.
It's a mediocre school that shares the name of the city and sits annoyingly in the middle of the Village. That's it.
Falcogold1: exactly! I'd argue that much of chelsea mkt's charm comes from its 1890s aestethic. that's why they don't need to build a modern tumor on top.
LOL -- tumor.
That's what it looks like, to.
Or a nasty parasite it picked up, no doubt from the weeds in that darn High Line.
The Mallification began long ago. This market uis nothing but a Mallification.
But, but...I can see them baking, and gift wraping my $9 cup cake.
Oh look! a $17 loaf of bread, can I get that gift wraped as well?
I love NY! Is there anywhere else where 87cents of ingredients plus 1 dollar of gift wrap can sell for $14.98?
"It's a mediocre school that shares the name of the city and sits annoyingly in the middle of the Village. That's it."
You are fucking tool. NYU is ranked #34 out the 300 national Universities USNWR ranks. That puts it ahead of more than 85% of such universities.
In addition, looking at ALL 1,000 or so US accredited colleges/universities, something like 70% let ANYONE in who apply. Another 20% or so are "somewhat selective" - meaning they let in more than most who apply, but not all. Only about 10% are "selective", and only 5% "Highly selective". NYU, and essetially the entire USNW top 100 National Universities, and top 30 Liberal Arts schools, are in the top 5% of schools that are "highly selective." Furthermore, if you look at average SATs etc - again, in the top 5%.
So if by "mediocre" you mean top 5%, then yeah its terrible.
I did not even mention the MBA program ranked #10 (tied with Yale, just behind Columbia, ahead of Duke) or the #6 law school.
Also, did I ever mention what an asshole you are.
PS, I went to Cal undergrad, NYU for my full time MBA.
"I live quite nearby, and I'm inclined to support the expansion. Develop 9th and 10th all you want, just leave my Empire State Building views alone. ;-)"
lad, I'm with you 100%. (There's supposed to be a new hotel going up right next to the Eventi,a couple of stories higher, and that is much more of a concern to me.)
The Violets apparently love their name so much that in 1983—upon re-launching the NYU basketball program after a 12-year hiatus—they personified it as a mascot. Courtside at the inaugural November 26 game was a walking, talking flower decked out in a skintight green bodysuit, huge purple necklace and violet face paint. Somehow, players from the opposing Community College of New York team were not intimidated. It was a very sad time to be a violet. Pride is a mixed bag of selective memories.
"NYU is ranked #34 out the 300 national Universities USNWR ranks. That puts it ahead of more than 85% of such universities."
Well now that we know how easy it is for a school to manipulate its own figures to get a better ranking, this pretty much renders the USNWR list meaningless.
By the way, what's a "national" university? Is that like a "national" bank, with branch offices in other cities, as opposed to just a "local" university that has only one campus?
Could your masters-level edum'cation please explain?
Education. Meaningless to the accomplished.
I've often noticed the more degrees you hang up on a wall the less accomplished you are.
Likewise. The more housing one consumes with debt, the less financially secure one is.
I'd never leave my kids/wife with a mortgage in this world wo daddy around. But carry on Heloc america.
"You are fucking tool. NYU is ranked #34 out the 300 national Universities USNWR ranks. That puts it ahead of more than 85% of such universities."
Watch the name calling... particularly since you are painfully wrong. This is completely backward.
NYU was poorly ranked, and basically bankrupt a few decades ago.
It got hot BECAUSE IT IS IN nyc. If pomona state was in the middle of manhattan, it would be top ranked now, too.
Mediocre school that benefitted from location.
> I did not even mention the MBA program ranked #10
And the standard logic is go to the top 4 (and maybe one or two others for particular areas) or don't go.
And, again, benefitting from being in Manhattan, so you get the folks who don't make columbia and don't want to move.
Duke, really? That's an impressive beat? WE RULE FUQUA!?!?
Getting back to Chelsea Market, I just want to remind everyone that this neighborhood has been rocked by 20 years of development, featuring the mushroom-like growth of a few interesting buildings, but a hell of a lot of over-sized, pug-ugly turkeys. Okay, fine. NYC is about growth and change. But when a company comes along, that wants to to build a hideous 9 story Port Authority bus depot-style on top of a beautiful, well used, much loved, historic building, bundle it with two other properties (one in California!) - purely as a mega-return, investment scheme to benefit the developer and add to the bottom line of pension funds in Australia and New Mexico, and a whole lot of people who live in the neighborhood say "Enough! This is too much", where is the problem in that? Everyone living in Chelsea should just take whatever crap anyone wants to shove down their throats and say thank you? Are the citizens of a community allowed any say in what goes on in their neighborhood, or should they just roll over, because this is big, hip NYC where all the big money deals are made, and "the little people" should just stay shut?