We have just been informed that NYU has CANCELLED their planned 1pm press event, intended to showcase their expansion plan to the media in advance of tomorrow’s City Council hearing and press conference by opponents. We know that the university got word of our planned picket, and likely cancelled the event rather than risk having their slanted presentation of their plan challenged before the assembled media. Since there will apparently be no NYU media presentation, our picket is off!
So instead of going to the NYU Open House at 1pm, please write and call City Councilmembers now in advance of tomorrow’s hearing; prepare your 2-minute testimony (use letters as a sample), and ask friends and neighbors to come to the steps of City Hall at 8:15 am tomorrow for the 8:30 press conference, and to the 9:30 City Council hearing inside to follow (info HERE). You may also want to join at 5 pm today for a demonstration against NYU’s proposed demolition of the Sasaki Garden at Washington Square Village as part of their expansion plan – see http://nyufasp.com/2012/06/is-the-sasaki-garden-doomed-join-us-there-on-thursday-to-say-no/.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
NYU Cancelled its 1PM Press Event