“Our duty is to sell the school, to showcase our campus and obviously being harassed is not something you want to deal with on a daily basis.”
If you were the parent of a prospective student, wouldn’t this pretty much make your decision for you?
FOX News reports:
NYU tour pelted with eggs as homeless continually harass groups in Greenwich Village
It’s a tour de farce.
Prospective New York University students and their parents are getting an unwelcome taste of the Big Apple’s homeless crisis as they tour the college’s Greenwich Village campus.
The student-led tour groups are being routinely harassed by begging vagrants — and even assaulted. One group was pelted with eggs Monday afternoon standing outside the Goddard Hall dorm on Washington Square East.
A guide told The Post this week that he has been hassled for cash and grabbed by a vagrant demanding money.
In one shocking display in view of several tour groups, a homeless person laid down in the middle of West Fourth Street in what the guide said may have been a suicide attempt.
“Every single day something is happening,” the guide said. “Our duty is to sell the school, to showcase our campus and obviously being harassed is not something you want to deal with on a daily basis.”
He said the visitors to the school — where tuition, room and board will range from $78,440 to $84,169 next year — are none too pleased.
“You can see them visibly disgusted and say ‘I don’t want to apply here, I don’t want to apply here because I feel unsafe,'” the guide said.
He added that no one should forgo the school “just because a homeless person asks for money on the tour.”
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