Students String for C.B.'s

Amid all the complaints from community boards about getting overwhelmed by rampant development that they cannot keep track of, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stronger hit upon one solution: Get students to do it!

This fall, the Beep recruited 13 graduate students in urban planning programs at Hunter, Columbia, Rutgers, New York University and the New School to advise community boards on specific projects. The students, working a minimum of 15 hours a week, will receive stipends of $2,500 a semester, which should give them a taste of the salaries of real-life urban planners.

Matthew Schuerman