Columbia Closes on Two More Properties in Manhattanville Footprint

Columbia University’s shopping spree for Manhattanville properties continues.

The university recently closed on buildings at 640 West 132nd Street and 2311 12th Avenue for $8 million, according to city records. A representative from Columbia told The Observer that both properties have been under contract for a few years, and are currently used primarily by Verizon Communications.

The uptown university has been quite busy over the last few weeks when it comes to buildings in the Manhattanville footprint. On July 11, it completed the deal for 635 West 131st Street for $2.26 million. A week later it finalized the purchase of a vacant building at 3270 Broadway for $10.4 million. The property, which sits between 131st and 132nd Streets, is a former U-Haul facility with serious structural problems, according to a Columbia spokesperson.

The Columbia representative told The Observer that there are no plans for any of the properties. Yet.