Of all the development skirmishes that have been fought during the Bloomberg era, the most fun to watch has, without question, been the ongoing battle between NYU and its neighbors. What could make for better viewing than a fight between college co-eds and celebrities? Even public comment sessions, the hours-long airing of grievances dreaded by reporters, became must-see TV when attended by the likes of Susan Sarandon, Matthew Broderick and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who along with the NYU professors, have taken up the Bohemian charge to save the neighborhood from president John Sexton and his grotesque plans. Read More
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