Fran Lebowitz is New York: Watch her takedown Bloomberg and NYU
Lebowitz’s passionate rant has been brought on by NYU’s plan to construct four new buildings in Greenwich Village creating six city blocks (1.6 million square feet) of massive concrete structures. The Village is one of the rare few neighborhoods in Manhattan that has maintained its human scale. These proposed “superblocks” will not only displace the historical architecture and landscape, but cultural and racial diversity. Fran claims that this is so entitled students and academics (or as she calls them, “tourists”) can play while they’re in the city.
You can read more about this gentrifying proposal here.