We’re losing our Village
To The Editor:
Re “N.Y.U. drops hotel, ‘loft blocks’ rezoning; Planning O.K.’s 2031” (news article, June 7):
To correct one of Commissioner Battaglia’s errors regarding the City Planning Commission’s decision, New York University does not own 505 La Guardia Place. We lease the land from the university.
No. 505’s housing was achieved by negotiations from Anthony D’Apolito — the chairperson of Community Planning Board 2 in the 1960s and ’70s — and Assemblyman William Passanante and the support of C.P.B. 2.