I don't walk down 12th St. between 4th and 3rd especially often, and I'd never noticed this building before today. It looks like NYU sliced the back off a church and put a dorm up in its place. This is just a quick snap from my iPhone; since it's an NYU dorm I didn't really feel comfortable going back and lurking around and taking pictures with a better camera. But here are some, along with an explanation of what happened. Turns out NYU sliced the back off a church to put a dorm.