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Manhattanville Killed McDonald’s: In Memoriam

The new Manhattanville campus, aka PrezBo’s baby, is swallowing up more and more of our beautiful city. The newest casualty: the McDonald’s at 125th street. 

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Above-standard and highly sanitary detective Jed Bush explores the controversies surrounding expansion at Monday’s CPC forum. Last night, the Coalition to Protect Community (CPC) organized a panel discussion on SCUD— efforts to Stop Columbia University Displacement—in a small lecture hall in the Mathematics Building. Though students did not come out in droves (the crowd numbered […]

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Occupiers Encamp at Tuck-It-Away

Starting Thursday, “members of the Coalition to Preserve Community, St. Mary’s Congregations for Justice and Peace, Harlem community members, and students of Columbia University” met up to #occupy Tuck-It-Away Storage. Tuck-It-Away, located at 655 W. 125th St., was the last legal battleground of our Manhattanville expansion. Of the many demands that the coalition fights for, […]

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Magazine Preview: Our New York Nostalgia

The same economic forces that have remade the built environment of New York have put pressure on young people like us to make money or leave.

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Bwoglines: Buildings

The J-School steals a mixed-media mastermind away from The Guardian. (Wired) Want to be an eminent domain holdout? The Times lists places you might consider moving to. Gentrification is upon us! (and guilty liberals complain). (Spec) The L Hostel in Harlem was shut down by the city. (Gothamist) photo via flickr/paraflyer

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Morningside Books Not Actually Closed (Yet)

Turns out Morningside Books isn’t shuttering up so fast after all.  “Yes, we are still here,” proclaimed a sign posted outside the store, “many of you are wondering ‘what is going on?’ So are we.” Yes, tell us more, Morningside Books, tell us more! Basically, neighborhood folk have begun to make pledges to the bookshop […]

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QuickSpec: Raising the Big Questions

Does anyone actually know what anthropology is? What does Evo love more: nationalization of oil or speaking at Columbia?  Should GS deans be chosen in the same way as GS students–far too late? Did you know that, like, East 116th is TOTALLY less gentrified than, like, Columbia?  I think she actually saw a poor person! […]

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From the Issue: The Chain Gang

From the November issue of The Blue and White, we bring you a piece about the growth of chain stores in Morningside Heights written by Lydia DePillis, James Downie, and Eliza Shapiro. Hard copies will be on the (nonexistent) racks on Monday! “How many banks do you need on one block?” asked Morningside Heights Assemblyman […]

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Mallhattan Marches North

The rumor mill is spinning with reports that upmarket grocery chain Whole Foods is set to move into a new condo development to supplant Park West Village, along Columbus Ave. from 97th to 100th Streets. New York real estate blog Curbed notes that, “because something about these Whole Foods rumors always seems to play out, […]

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