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NYU’s 2031 expansion plan is finally underway with the beginning of construction at 181 Mercer.  Many students are optimistic for the new facility, but some question its role in the gentrification of the neighbourhood.

181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer March 8, 2017
Construction for NYU's 181 Mercer Street project has begun. Some students are looking forward to seeing the finished product, while others question the necessity of a new NYU building.
Neighbors of the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center oppose its invasive construction for the 2031 Expansion Plan.

Cherry Trees Downed in Coles Project

Miranda Levingston, Contributing Writer September 9, 2016
The ongoing construction and environmental costs of NYU's 2031 plan are making locals worried for their neighborhood's future.
The NYU Coles sports center before the construction.

The 411 on the 2031 Plan

Ashley Arnold, Contributing Writer September 8, 2016
Months after the closure of Coles and opening of the 404 Lafayette facility, the NYU community and neighborhood locals maintain mixed views of the 2031 Expansion Plan.
With the closing of Coles, NYU has opened its doors at 404 Fitness located at 404 Lafayette.

404 Fitness Is Open for Business, Brings Enthusiasm From Students

Yeho Hwang, Contributing Writer February 23, 2016
NYU students flocked to the new athletic facility at 404 Lafayette on Monday after Coles officially closed for construction.
Tisch Gets $10 million Donation for Performance Space

Tisch Gets $10 million Donation for Performance Space

Greta Chevance , Deputy News Editor January 29, 2016
Future Steinhardt and Tisch students will have a professional level theater, thanks to a donation from Iris Cantor.
The NYU Coles sports center before the construction.

Coles closing date finally announced

Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor November 17, 2015
Friday, January 22, has been announced as the final closure date for the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center.

A guide to 2031 NYU expansion plan

Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor September 8, 2015
The NYU 2031 expansion plan moves forward in spite of recent controversy.