A paid consultant to Columbia University has been working to form a grass-roots coalition to come out vocally in support of the school’s plan to build a campus in West Harlem.
Bill Lynch, a former deputy mayor and well-known Harlem figure, said he has been working for about eight months to get elected officials, Read More
It is not clear what exactly Judith Rodin, former president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been whispering in the ear of Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, but trust that it has something to do with Harlem.
Just as Columbia presses its case for its expansion into Manhattanville, Dr. Rodin, now president of the Read More
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger has let the world know that the city has certified the university's rezoning application for its expansion into Manhattanville. What's that mean? The official public review process and comment period for the expansion is under way. The full announcement from President Bollinger is below. It was sent in a Read More
>>Read the full text of the Mayor's speech here.
Pamela Lippe was excited. On Sunday afternoon, the green consultant and executive director of Earth Day New York for 17 years was sitting in one of the hundreds of white and blue chairs lining the American Museum of Natural History's Millstein Hall of Ocean Read More
Pamela Lippe was excited. On Sunday afternoon, the green consultant and executive director of Earth Day New York for 17 years was sitting in one of the hundreds of white and blue chairs lining the American Museum of Natural History's Millstein Hall of Ocean Life, anxious to hear Mayor Michael Bloomberg's speech revealing PlaNYC, the Read More
In a press conference in a faculty room at the Low Memorial Library, it was just announced that John W. Kluge has pledged $400 million to Columbia University, his alma mater (Class of ’37). It will be a gift from his estate, half of which will go to the college. Mr. Kluge—who was in attendance Read More
It was more than two years ago, over a couple of beers at the West End in Morningside Heights, that Jordi Reyes-Montblanc first told a Columbia University official that he wanted a community-benefits agreement.
These devices—contracts that force developers to promise jobs or other goodies in exchange for political support for a project—had been Read More
The Jack Sprat Law
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing a powerful piece of legislation that will do wonders for the health of New York restaurant patrons: banning all but tiny amounts of trans fat from the city’s 20,000 restaurants.
The proposed law echoes the Mayor’s smoking ban, enacted four years ago. That law Read More
Jess reported the other day that Bill Weld’s salary at Decker College was said to be $750,000; today in the Times, Weld pegs it at $700,000.
In either case, that would make Weld among America’s best-paid college presidents, earning more than Columbia’s Lee Bollinger ($638,250). An executive who makes $724,604 is the president Read More
To the Editor:
I wonder what bitter pills Choire Sicha has had to swallow in his own personal life that would give rise to such acidic, below-the-belt, mean-spirited, hypercritical comments and have them flow from his pen [“Wales Beached Here,” Nov. 7].
If the royals visiting the United States are irrelevant, then his article about Read More