Works In Progress
On a gray Friday in January, a largely empty church on 121st Street and Broadway was immaculate in the way of a rarely used living room. Even on a slushy winter morning, Corpus Christi’s floors gleamed.
At noon sharp, in the rectory next door, the Rev. Raymond Rafferty, the church’s pastor, leaned forward, checked his Read More
Universities are poised to overtake the church as the city’s biggest private landlord, The Observer‘s Laura Kusisto reports in this week’s print edition.
While we were tracking down the juicy details for the story, Columbia shared some eye-popping new renderings of the new Jerome L. Greene Science Center at the school’s Manhattanville campus–part of Read More
In an unexpected major decision, a New York appellate court has overturned the use of eminent domain to create a new West Harlem campus for Columbia University, ruling the action unconstitutional.
The cases were brought by the defiant owner of a set of storage warehouses in West Harlem, Nick Sprayregen, and the owners of two Read More
ALBANY—Jordi Reyes-Montblanc, the former chairman of Community Board 9, died yesterday. He was 65.
Pat Jones, the current chairwoman of the board, announced the death in an e-mail to board members and others in the neighborhood.
Reyes-Montblanc fled Cuba for the United States to escape communism, and was a staunch advocate of property Read More