- Last Updated: 7:11 AM, June 30, 2012
- Posted: 1:14 AM, June 30, 2012
It was Ferris Bueller’s day on.
Actor Matthew Broderick turned up at City Hall yesterday to add star power to opponents of NYU’s plan to expand in Greenwich Village.
“They might need to expand, but they certainly don’t need to destroy the Village,” Broderick told reporters at the packed hearing before the City Council, which has to approve the 2-million-square-foot expansion.
“There’s already so little open space and open air . . . I used to play in the area when I was a child, so [it was] very important to me growing up.”
Broderick, who starred in the hit movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker.
“I’m on TV now,” he marveled while being questioned by reporters, explaining that the NYU expansion would swallow up the historic neighborhood.
“I’ve watched so much of it disappear, so many small, nice, beautiful buildings being knocked over for huge dorms.
“I think it’s gone too far, and it’s really hurting the Village.”