$6B NYU Expansion Project Needs State Approval, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 7, 2014, 9:58 PM EST) -- A New York state judge on Tuesday let some objections to New York University’s $6 billion Greenwich Village expansion advance, ruling that some of the land NYU will use as staging grounds are public parks and that the project needs state approval.

Justice Donna M. Mills dismissed five of the residents and preservationists' claims but found that three swaths of land that would be developed and used as staging for construction are de facto parks under the public trust doctrine. That requires approval from the New...
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