2008_11_nyu.jpgNYU kids now have a new sticking point to convince their parents to fork over money for a deposit so they can move to Williamsburg. In a move that school officials say will divert $25 million into academic programs, NYU is scaling back on security around the downtown university. Today's Post reports that gone are overnight guards for two administration buildings--two of school's six "green buildings," spots that were kept open all night as safe havens for any students who felt threatened. One student points out, "This area around Washington Square Park has a lot of shady characters." The move to slash the security budget comes just after a new study named NYU the third highest-priced university in the nation at just over $50,000 in total yearly costs.