Gearing up for the showdown?
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog tipster Raza Panjwani sent in this picture, a view across the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) in the Bronx, just south of Yankee Stadium, taken from a Metro North train. The sign on the building reads:
Dear Columbia U:
The West Harlem Community Knows How to Share.
Why Don’t You?
STOP THREATENING EMINENT DOMAIN.
At the bottom is the website (last updated in February 2005) of the West Harlem Business Group, a coalition of six businesses in Manhattanville fighting tooth and nail to stop Columbia’s expansion.
Meanwhile, PrezBo went on the offensive in Sunday’s Daily News, offering universities as the solution to New York’s economic soft spots. Especially that big one up north, in the “old Manhattanville manufactuing zone.” And in their last meeting in December, Community Board 9 passed a few resolutions aiming to make it a little harder for Columbia’s 197c plan to make it through in one piece. Much excitement to come!