Happening Around the World: Italian election results are in, and no one won a clear majority of votes, resulting in a hung parliament. This will require political parties to form coalitions to get anything done in parliament, as there is no denominating party within the system. (BBC) Happening in the US: The Oscars happened Sunday night, with […]
Much to the surprise of local residents, Columbia signed a community agreement regarding Inwood construction. Said residents aren’t too happy—the agreement was finalized without their input. One local questions whether or not Columbia really intends to be a “good neighbor.” Hey! Some of us do make really good banana bread… (Spec) In light of Apple’s […]
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.
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 […]
A City Council committee has voted in favor of Columbia’s latest construction project, which sparked quite a kerfuffle over spring break. DNAinfo reports that the Council proper will make a final decision tomorrow, meaning the long wait to find out whether or not we’re going to get a Boathouse Marsh will be over. According to […]
With a vote on Columbia’s Baker Field building plans in Inwood coming next week, community members have posted an online petition calling for more concessions from the university. (Manhattan Times) Manning Marable, SIPA professor of history and public affairs and founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, passed away yesterday. Marable […]
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, […]
It’s a meaty Bwoglines today, but real things are happening, and we gotta keep you informed! The Department of City Planning has given Columbia’s new Baker Field plan 11-1 approval, allowing it to reserve only 1.5 percent of its property to public waterfront access instead of the usual 15 percent. Because the Inwood Community Board […]