The Columbia Spectator reports that at Tuesday night’s protest outside a hearing of the West Harlem Local Development Corporation, which is negotiating with the university over its expansion plan, “Of those protesters who held signs and shook tambourines, several were actually members of the LDC.”
Now, this is not as ridiculous as it sounds: There are something like 19 or 20 members on the board, and everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. (In this case, the main point of contention is over eminent domain.) But it does show just how many interests this local development corporation represents, and how hard it will be for it to come to any sort of agreement.
- Matthew Schuerman