City on Verge of Losing NYU Site That Was Supposed to Become Public School

A new public school that was promised to the community as part of New York University‘s massive expansion in Greenwich Village is in danger of being axed.

The Department of Education must commit funding for the seven-story school on Bleecker Street before Dec. 31, 2014 — but so far, the DOE has not even decided whether the neighborhood needs the new school, which means NYU may be able to retake the site, documents show.

The DOE’s School Construction Authority did not include money for the school in its most recent 2015-2019 capital plan, noting that funding could be added later “should [a new school in the Village] be determined necessary.”

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