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NYU 2031 – NYU in NYC – We are looking at you.

Event on Monday May 10, 2010 6:30 PM
Site at the south side of NYU main core at 3rd ave and Mercer street.

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The speaker said that the number of NYU undergraduate student grew 5% a year. Form now, 2010 till 2031, it would grow 40%-50% which mean at least, they would have more 300 students in campus. And those students would need a dormitory. Currently, the capacity of NYC dormitory at 14th street is 250 students.

NYU would take whole NYU superblock (between Houston and 3rd street) and and make three-building complex as the village of NYU. These three buildings sit on a raising garden which is private area for student’s activities, such as sport and community. This means from the street views, its sidewalk might be like the southern side of Fordam University at 60th street. NYC claimed that this design was to respect the prior surrounding neighborhoods which are more than 5 kinds. They also have an intention to use the original structure from the old buildings and renew them for this project, because they concern much about carbon-dioxide and global warming.

Some onlookers were curious if they could build just one fat building or one thin skyscraper. The reason that that should not make one fat building is the quality of sun, and the reasons that they should not make a skyscraper are the core is expensive for the high building (can cost about 50% of whole building), if it was very tall, it would need a sky lobby which this system need to hire a elevator director, and the students would go to class late. And some of them also worry about impact to the grocery store s from the raising garden.

NYU needs to be a perfect New Urbanism like, Yale university. New Urbanism is very green by it has residential and school in the same area, so their students do not have to waste the environment in transportation. Most of undergraduate students who come to live in the dormitory are freshmen from outside New York City and other countries. They will move out in their second year, but NYU dormitory makes their harbit to find a new resident which is near the school. At the end, these students would became a part of neighborhoods. A woman created a conflict in the meeting which is she did not like if NYU students who moved out from the dormitory and still stick around her area. NYU students are various types, does not like Copper Union. She said that most of NYU students would have more time for parties, playing around, running around, playing skate board and making a noisy, and they do respect the original neighborhoods. As NYU would create a raising garden to respect and flexible to the neighborhoods, it might work for this issue. They prevent the neighborhoods from their students’ activities. On the other hand, they could not control the students who moved out from their dormitory for being a part of neighborhoods.

Finally, I believe that most of NYU students are quality. This project will be a wonderful movement of NYU itself, and of us, the architecture students and new-age architects. We always look forward to see a new thing. We cheer you, sir.

Visit the project online at http://www.nyu.edu/nyu2031/nyuinnyc/
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Atlantic Antic Addict

Although Sw Eden have never wish to be an Atlantic Antic Addict, I have walk in this street fair from 2006-2010, until I love it. Atlantic avenue is just in front of my apartment, so it is my good opportunity to enjoy this biggest street fair in NYC. Many bands come to show their amazing songs and fantastic skills. Many chefs shows their super delicious foods. All parents brings their children to pick out their favorite games from the million games and then play.

Crowded Balloon as the Crowded Street Fair at Atlantic Avenue, brooklynView the Musician Collections of Sw Eden on Flickr

I love the cheap CDs there. For people who love to have a big collection of ancient music discs, this can be one of the best way to get them for chap and fast and secured (I mean you do not have to avoid the shipping disaster).

In fact, there are a lot of similar events around New York City. Most of th events can gain a big group of people. This means New Yorkers love all the festivals so much, and also have a really wealthy economy.

Jazz band showed their skill in the Atlantic Antic FestivalView the Musician Collections of Sw Eden on Flickr

Regularly, people who live in Brooklyn can pay their money faster than people in manhattan. They like to buy all the cheap cloths and home supplies. I live in Brooklyn and most things are cheaper than in Manhattan. For people in Manhattan, we consider that they are richer. The do not spend money that fast, but they spend a huge money at once. There are a lot of passions in Manhattan, especially brand name things on 5th Avenue.

What does Sw Eden always get from Street Fairs Event?
I just ask myself, because I do not love to spend my money this way. The most often things I buy are foods. Lately I went to Romania Day Festival, I found a Thai cook first time in all street fairs I had gone before. I about my dinner for $3 and banana snack for $3. It is pretty cheap comparing the regular price in New York City.

Anyway, for all the street fairs around New York City, Atlantic Antic is the best!

If you can check the list of events/ festivals/ street fairs on NYC.gov and NYCtourist.com and NYCstreetfairs.com

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