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CAGE Creates Guide To Columbia Expansion

This month, students from the Coalition Against Gentrification published a document entitled “Understanding Columbia University’s Expansion into West Harlem: An Activist’s Guide.” The guide aims to bring together all of the disparate information on Columbia’s expansion into one easily accessible resource. The document includes census data and statistics on the neighborhoods surrounding Columbia, as well as information […]

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Next Stop, Santiago

Yesterday, in the land of swanky catering that is the Columbia Faculty House, PrezBo announced Columbia’s latest move toward international expansion—a Global Center in Santiago, Chile. Joining Columbia’s four other centers in Beijing, Paris, Amman, and Mumbai, the Santiago global center will be Columbia’s first in Latin America. This initiative, co-established by President Bollinger and […]

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Community Info Session on Inwood Construction

The University will hold an informational meeting tonight from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Chrystie Field House, 533 W. 218th Street, to discuss construction scheduled to start by the end of the month on the new Campbell Sports Center in Inwood. Suspense builds.

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City Council Approves Boathouse Marsh

Yesterday a City Council committee voted in favor of Columbia’s proposed Inwood development, Boathouse Marsh. That vote introduced the issue to the entire City Council today, and they voted in favor of the development. This means that the University can go ahead with its plans for Boathouse Marsh, which were drawn up by the same […]

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Wrench in the Plans for Inwood Construction

A storm is brewing over Columbia’s upgrades to Baker Field. The project has been controversial since the beginning, but tensions escalated this past week. Residents of Inwood, the neighborhood around the 218th St. complex, are frustrated with the way, they argue, Columbia has circumvented zoning laws. Of course people get peeved whenever Columbia expands, but Columbia did, […]

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Manifest Destiny: Inwood Edition

Columbia has been planning an upgrade to Baker Field for months. Those plans have solidified– sorta– in the form of a 70-foot aluminum building, reports the New York Times. The building will add to go up within the 26 acres Columbia owns around 218th Street in Inwood, which is even farther uptown than Manhattanville! The […]

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Manhattanville Goes To NY Court of Appeals

This is kinda-sorta-maybe-it! As you may recall, December brought a major obstacle to Columbia’s dreams of expansion: the New York State Supreme Court decided 3-2 that that state could not use eminent domain to secure parts of West Harlem for Manhattanville. The Empire State Development Corporation, the only major defendant in December’s case, has appealed […]

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QuickSpec: Bad Excuses Edition

But everybody else is doing it! I know, I know, I’ll get to it eventually. Okay, so I made that part up. But the spirit of it is true. They gave me all of those column inches — I couldn’t let them go to waste! I’m no different than you. It’s just that I’m better.

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Food and Fights at Floridita

Bwogger-about-town James Downie finally thawed his hands enough to type a report from 125th and Broadway. “Two options: Cuban sandwich or chicken with rice and beans.” More than 70 Columbia students made that critical lunchtime choice earlier today, as they joined the Student Committee on Gentrification and Expansion and Black Heritage Month at Floridita to […]

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Lawsuit Filed by Manhattanville Holdout

Nick Sprayregen, one of two property owners resisting the  the Manhattanville expansion project, filed a suit today against the Empire State Development Corporation, claiming that the ESDC made various errors in the process of deciding that eminent domain laws apply to the Manhattanville area, allowing the state to seize it and sell to Columbia. According […]

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New York State Green Lights Eminent Domain in Manhattanville

At a news conference this morning, the Empire State Development Corporation unanimously voted to use the power of eminent domain to seize the remaining commercial holdouts in Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion zone. That’s bad news for the two property owners who have still refused to sell: storage space owner Nick Sprayregen and gas station owner Gurnam […]

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QuickSpec: These Hips Don’t Lie

True fact: Sarah Palin doesn’t eat babies. Cars don’t run into you in Riverside Park. The stock market crashed!  Now what? Fight Club was released nine years ago.  Don’t you feel really old?  Like, over nine years old? Columbia wants to demolish and rebuild in every direction!  Watch out Lincoln Center. Columbia students may not […]

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Eminent Domain Might Be Imminent

So yesterday the Empire State Development Corp. voted to approve Columbia’s $6.28 billion expansion expansion into Manhattanville.  In doing so, the state designated the area as blighted, which is necessary in order to invoke eminent domain.  The decision came as a result of a blight study by AKRF Inc., which found that Manhattanville consisted of […]

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Greenwich Village Is Cramping NYU’s Style

Turns out we’re not the only Manhattan university looking to expand.  According to Washington Square News, NYU has proposed adding 6 million square feet to its campus, and is looking outside the Village for about half of that space.  The current candidate neighborhoods are Midtown, Northwestern Brooklyn, and, most intriguingly, Governor’s Island, the perpetually-redesigned, super-historical […]

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QuickSpec – Quicker Picker Upper Edition

Manhattan poll takes calculated, er, “responsible” stance on expansion: city’s “success…difficult to absorb”. There’s always Bounty. Mudd to get greener (does that mean less muddy, or more?) Police rubber-stamp 11-block strike walk… …but in opinion, we find self-conscious Iraq caution, and the same message with a lot more braggadoccio…plus, to top it all off, love is […]

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