Celebs use star power in bid to halt NYU expansion
By Tara Palmeri
December 4, 2013 | 5:56am
Not in my neighborhood!
Greenwich Village celebs are so desperate to stop the NYU expansion that they’re putting their talents on the block at a silent auction next week to raise money for the legal battle.
What started as a local online holiday auction has expanded into a star-studded affair, with more than 140 items — including a two-hour acting lesson with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, starting at $2,500, and a shopping spree “to curate your pantry and spice collection” with “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi.