We, the faculty of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, would like to express our concerns about NYU 2031 in its current version. While we acknowledge the need for additional classroom and educational space as well as faculty housing, we are very troubled by the effect this plan will have on faculty recruitment and retention, as well as on the living and working environment of the university community. While we are encouraged by today's announcement of a reduction in the proposed scope of the development we would welcome discussions about further possible modifications of the plan.s scope and timeline.