The evil real estate company known as NYU has a long history of indiscriminately tearing down important and historic Greenwich Village buildings so they can make money and build a needless dorm or another out of place faculty office building, hotel, or coffee bar.
On East 3rd St., they razed Edgar Allan Poe's house, and put up a plaque congratulating themselves for recreating the facade of the place.
An historic reenactment! Just like Disneyland!
NYU will perhaps one day realize that part of the reason they can get away with charging $60,000 in tuition is not that you get a good education, but because kids want to be in Greenwich Village.
And when they have fully destroyed things, and their paid attendance drops, they will have no idea why.
See many, many places that NYU has torched in favor of "progress" on a Save the Village tour.