Thirteen Columbia students protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C. were arrested in front of the White House Sunday. The students were part of XL Dissent, a student-organized protest that drew more than 1,000 students from 100 schools.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night, but it was unclear early Wednesday whether he would avoid a runoff election.
Students from Hugo Newman College Preparatory School have found success at national chess tournaments, and parents have started a flea market to help fund the school's chess team.
Candidate Vince Morgan is facing a formidable opponent in incumbent Inez Dickens—but an endorsement from political heavyweight State Senator Adriano Espaillat gave him a boost this weekend.
City Council member Inez Dickens has an official challenger in Vince Morgan, SIPA ’06, a former congressional candidate and an outspoken critic of Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion.
During the first three years of construction on Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion, more than two-thirds of the non-specialty work was done by minority-, women-, and locally owned firms, exceeding goals for the project.
Columbia has pledged to offer a certain percentage of contracts to businesses owned by minorities, women, or local residents—and the Empire State Development Corporation is seeing if the University is keeping up with its goal.
The well-known restaurant Floridita, a haven for lovers of Cuban food for 34 years, was forced to relocate by Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion. After two and a half years of closure, it had its grand reopening Sunday.
Columbia is about to construct a new building in Hamilton Heights for displaced Manhattanville residents, though some question whether the development will drive up prices at neighboring businesses.
When Tony Hillery's limousine company started struggling during the financial crisis, he changed gears to gardening.
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