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NYU's Tentative Grad-Student Union Contract Has Bigger Bonuses for Workers

Monday night's nearly six-hour bargaining session brought victories for both sides.

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NYU Averts Grad Student Strike With 'Tentative' 11th Hour Deal

After a full year of contract negotiations, the grad students' union was prepared to strike on Tuesday.

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NYU Student Lit Classmate on Fire Then Videotaped Her Burning: Officials

Jaime Castano's video was spotted on Snapchat by his roommate, police said.

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Residents and Elected Officials Renew Fight Against NYU Expansion Plan

A rally was held in a green space threatened by the university ahead of a court hearing on the plan.

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NYU Student Plunges From Roof After Taking Drugs, Police Say

Titan Lee-Hai took psychedelic mushrooms before he jumped to his death from a dorm roof, police said.

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Opponents of NYU Expansion Say School Should Go Back to Drawing Board

Elected officials, community advocates and actor John Leguizamo held a press conference on Friday.

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State Judge Hobbles NYU's Expansion Project Over Parkland Giveaway

NYU’s expansion plan was put on hold afer a judge said Bloomberg illegally gave away public land.

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NYU Dental School Sued in Quota Claim

A former student says she was punished for bringing in too little money from dental procedures.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

NYU to Scale Back Greenwich Village Expansion Plans

NYU has agreed to reduce the size of its four proposed buildings by about 16 percent.

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NYU and Columbia Postpone Freshman Move-In Date Because of Hurricane

NYU and Columbia announced Thursday afternoon that they have postponed their planned Sun., Aug. 28, freshman move-in date to Mon., Aug. 29. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

NYU Extends Adjunct Professor Contracts Through January

The adjunct professors union and NYU had been in negotiations with a mediator since in October.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

NYU Withdraws Plan to Build Tower in Landmarked Zone

NYU plans to build a tower at the site of the Morton Williams Supermarket instead of the I.M. Pei landmarked complex.

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Greenwich Village Community Board Postpones Vote on NYU's Silver Towers Building

In the face of overwhelming community opposition, Community Board 2 has delayed their vote until Nov. 18.

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Greenwich Village Residents To Protest NYU's Plan for New Tower

The Community Action Alliance on NYU 2031 plan a protest for Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

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Build NYU Skyscraper Near Wall Street, Greenwich Village Groups Urge

NYU officials are cool to the idea of constructing a planned 38-story tower in the heart of the Financial District.