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Old Posted Jun 30, 2015, 7:17 PM
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Court of Appeals rules for N.Y.U. expansion
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The state's highest court removed an obstacle to New York University's ambitious expansion plan in Greenwich Village, ruling on Tuesday that the city did not implicitly designate as parkland four parcels included in the expansion.

In a unanimous ruling, the state Court of Appeals said that opponents of N.Y.U.'s plans failed to demonstrate that the city intended the parcels to be set aside as parks. If the court ruled otherwise, the project would have required the state Legislature's approval.

"That a portion of the public may have believed that these parcels are permanent parkland does not warrant a contrary result," the ruling stated. "Petitioners did not establish the City's unequivocal intent to permanently dedicate this municipal property, as there was evidence that the City intended the uses to be temporary, with the parcels to remain under the City's control for possible alternative future uses." The ruling affirmed a lower court's decision.

The court heard arguments on June 2.

An N.Y.U. spokesman, John Beckman, said in a statement that the university was "grateful for the City's support of this project and its vigorous defense of the City Council’s approval of the project ... The project not only keeps NYU academically competitive and helps fulfill benefits New York, as does today's decision."

An attorney who represented opponents of the development, Caitlin Halligan, did not immediately respond to an email or telephone message.
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