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In early June, the New York Times (NYT) published an article about McBain Hall’s safety violations. After citing historical failures in its building maintenance, the piece depicted Columbia as ignoring a “façade so decrepit that city inspectors have issued several violations for the risk it posed to the public.” While this incident might initially seem […]

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And we’re gonna let you finish, but… New York City has some of the highest unemployment of all time. (NYT) We’ve also got some of the lowest homicide rates of all time. (AP) Columbia’s Joseph Massad has one of the most protested tenures of all time. (Manhattan Institute) The new swine flu nasal spray is […]

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Rats, garbage, and the yells of Take Back the Night–they’ve heard about it all. Last year, the city surveyed 25,000 households and asked them to ponder what makes them happy.  These poetic responses were boiled down into a series of categories about city services and quality of life in various neighborhoods. Using The New York […]

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One astute, politically-inclined tipster sent Bwog a list of all the candidates for New York’s City Council, pointing out that one of which is former University Senator Marcus Johnson, CC ’07 and table-dancer extraordinaire. Johnson is running for a City Council seat in District 12, which is located in the North Bronx. The seat’s open, […]

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Zach van Schouwen reports on all the hooplah down at City Hall, as the Land Use Committee voted on Columbia’s Manhattanville plan. At City Hall, the room is only about half-full for the first 20 minutes of the committee votes on the proposed expansion into Manhattanville. It could be because the temperature in the Council […]

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The day of reckoning

Remember Manhattanville? The Renzo Piano campus Columbia is planning to drop onto a 17 acre swath of West Harlem? Well, the City Council vote, the final step in the relay race that is the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, (which will only decide the fate of the entire project) is rumored to be later today. […]

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Because of all the deaths and illnesses attributable to our library’s rat-infested coffee shop, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Division of Environmental Health) has seen fit to the uphold the public good and shut down the Butler denizen’s only source of sustenance, Blue Java. Of course Blue Java hasn’t killed […]

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