While NYU apparently gained all the approval it needed back in May for its compromise revised plan for developing the site of the historic Provincetown Playhouse, a protest was staged yet again today as the demolitions are about to begin.
The University's response:
Right. The theatre's not going to be demolished, just the building!
John Beckman, a spokesman for N.Y.U., said the criticisms were unfair....“We are preserving the cultural significance of the site by preserving the four walls of the Provincetown Playhouse — which will continue to be a theater space when the project is complete — and building around them,” he said.Mr. Beckman also said that Mr. Berman’s group was trying to inflame public opinion in a misleading way by distributing fliers that said the playhouse was going to be demolished. “It is simply untrue, which they must know,” he said.
Oh right...wait, wha???