We, the undersigned faculty of the Department of Sociology, do not support the 2031 expansion plan.

We are concerned that the disruption caused by extensive construction in Washington Square Village and Silver Towers will seriously harm the quality of life in the neighborhood and adversely affect the retention and recruitment of faculty, thereby undermining the academic mission of the University. This is an issue of concern even for faculty who do not themselves reside in WashingtonSquare Village or Silver Towers. Further, we believe that the execution of the 2031 plan may result in an irreparable rift with our community neighbors, and that their right to shape the destiny of Greenwich Village should be respected.