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The Student Coalition on Expansion and Gentrification, which held a rally against stimulus bill money for the expansion this past Saturday, just unveiled their new blog. Now you can protest the expansion without leaving your computer. Just in time for finals procrastination! On the site, you can sign their “no-dough” petition, pledging not to donate […]

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Besides the free popcorn at Postcrypt tonight, there’s one other free food opportunity on campus today: at 4, SCEG and ROOTed are hosting a town forum in Lerner C555 on the Manhattanville expansion, with free pizza! It may not be restaurant quality, but it is a free meal, and that’s the most important thing. UPDATE […]

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 – Photo via The Harlem Eye Ten days ago, student activists and the Columbia administration clashed over the 125th Street establishment Floridita, as the university intervened to kill a NY1 story about the restaurant’s fight with Floridita owner Ramon Diaz. The university claimed to still be in negotiations with Diaz over the termination of his […]

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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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“If all of us were to suddenly vanish, most of the country probably wouldn’t even notice” Paying the rent: still a bitch  College students: still poor and hungry!  Columbia football has only won games in the future. An 18-fold increase in enforcement for alcohol offenses?  Tom DeMott is Spec opinion’s go-to person on rent regulation  […]

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New parks! New restaurants! The future of Manhattanville organizing! Bwogger-about-town Lydia DePillis reports (with apologies for the sub-par cell phone photos). It’s taken 20 years and $20 million, and the Harlem Piers waterfront park still isn’t quite open. But a troupe of students got a surprise sneak peek today, as part of a tour featuring […]

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It was 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and a band of flannel-clad SCEGers was on a singular mission: to personally deliver their demands for accountable expansion to the overlords ensconced in Low. While rain threatened, a group of about 20 students congregated at the sundial and unfurled their paper protest signs, joined together, and prepared to march through the tchotcke shanty-town currently colonizing the plaza. They […]

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If you’ve been oblivious to the many attention-grabbing efforts on campus (the chalked stairs in Hamilton are a nice touch), you may not have heard about the SCEG/Postcrypt gallery show going on right now, “Expanding Perspectives: West Harlem,” which opened Friday in the basement of St. Paul’s and features art by both Columbia students and […]

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The awkwardly named 20th Annual Anti-Gentrification Community Awareness Festival, a protest-cum-block party organized by the anti-expansion Coalition to Preserve Community (check out their impressive new site), went down this afternoon down the hill at Tiemann Place. Articles and pictures from the CPC’s past exploits festooned a central table, staffed by its ever-present leader Tom DeMott […]

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