City Council nearing vote on Columbia expansion

From Crains The Council was engaged in last-minute bickering Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its decision on the University’s plan to rezone 17 acres in West Harlem. December 19. 2007 3:28PMBy: Anne Michaud The City Council was engaged in last-minute deliberations Wednesday afternoon, ahead of its vote to approve Columbia University’s controversial plan to rezone 17 […]

Rally on City Hall Steps to Protest Columbia Expansion Vote at City Council

The Coalition to Preserve Community (CPC) will hold a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall at 1:00PM today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, to protest the vote in favor of the Columbia expansion plan in West Harlem. Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg have been pushing this plan hard behind the scenes with committee […]

Manhattanville Plans to be heard at City Council

Mark your calendars and make sure to bring a snack, there will be a joint meeting of the Zoning & Franchises and the Planning, Dispositions & Concessions Committees on the Manhattanville re-zoning on December 12 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Zoning & Franchises will be voting on Columbia’s 197-c plan […]

What to preserve in Manhattanville – and how will it be preserved?

Preservationists question Columbia’s expansion plan BY DAVID FREEDLANDER amNewYorkDecember 5, 2007 Backers of Columbia University’s planned expansion into west Harlem contend that the neighborhood comprises little more than low-slung auto body shops and abandoned buildings. Preservationists, however, say look closer and you’ll see spectacular architecture that holds a living link to the city’s past. “A […]

Manhattanville FEIS (how's that for jargon?) is Complete: Local Preservation Group Protests Conclusions

From Manhattanville Preservation Alliance (Former Sheffield Farms Stable )3229 Broadway in Old West HarlemNew York, New York 10027CONTACT: Mary Habstritt, 917-709-5291 Final Impact Hits Manhattanville, Environmental Review Complete NEW YORK, NY—“How does an ordinary person cope with this?” demanded Anne Whitman, owner of the historic Sheffield Farms Stable. She was reacting to the release of […]