A 1990 map of NYU in the East Village

Was it really true that New York University only had five academic buildings and residence halls in the entire East Village as recently as spring 1990?

That’s when this map dates to, taken from a course catalog. (Do they still publish course catalogs in the smartphone era?)

Twenty-two years ago, NYU was concentrated around Washington Square, as it still is. But in the years since, as anyone who lives in the neighborhood knows, they’ve built several monster dorms between 12th and 14th Streets.

And the East Village might be in for more development, making this map some kind of small-town vintage relic of a less NYU-oppressive time.

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3 Responses to “A 1990 map of NYU in the East Village”

  1. Green daisy Says:

    I lived in the NYU dorm at Third and Eleventh in 1994…was it really constructed just four years (or less) prior to my living there?! Cuz if so, it sure didn’t take long for the place to look, uh, worn in :-)

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I think that went up in the late 80s. It was always pretty ugly!

  3. Chicken Underwear Says:

    and North is not on top.

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