"Not since the American Revolution have writers and a publisher come together so quickly in such an important cause - it's really inspiring." -Marilyn Stults, author of Ghosts of New York
While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion. Writers and artists make the case against NYU's plans to devour precious acres of green space -- including the spectacular Sasaki Garden, the Key Park children's playground, and a gorgeous grove of oak trees. All this will go ahead if we don't stop it. The price of our inactivity will be twenty years of continuous construction. We will wake up to discover 2.2 million square feet of office space where our Village used to be. Our alarm clock is ringing.
Featuring contributions from:
David Amram, Kevin Baker, Barbara Browning, Peter Carey, E. L. Doctorow, Eric Drooker, Jules Feiffer, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Patrick W. Gallagher, Ashley Gilbertson, Daniel Goldstein, Roberta Brandes Gratz, Joel Grey, John Guare, Jessica Hagedorn, Nat Hentoff , Philip Levine, Kenneth Lonergan, Joseph McElroy, Brian McFadden, Mark Crispin Miller, Eileen Myles, Arthur Nersesian, Andrew Ross, James Russell, Sarah Schulman, Tom Slaughter, Michael Sorkin, Hubert Steed, Lynne Tillman
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