A story in the Brooklyn Paper says that New York University has acquired the former Watchtower sliver building at 67 Livingston Street (on the north side of the street between between Court and Clinton) for use as a graduate student residence. Of greater import, the same article reports a possible merger of NYU with Brooklyn-based Polytechnic University. It quotes an NYU spokesperson as saying that the University has been "looking across to Brooklyn to spread the tentacles of its ever-growing physical campus."
Tentacles? Somebody's got to give this flack some lessons!
Update: NYU responds with this note from the BHB Inbox:
Regarding your post on 8/10 “NYU Comes to the Heights” – John Beckman did not make that statement to the Brooklyn Paper. The reporter actually pulled that quote from the text of a Crain’s NY article (http://www.crainsny.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070808/FRE! E/70808011/1046) and inaccurately attributed it to John.