The family of Ronald O. Perelman, one of Manhattanville’s largest donors, is engaged in some multimillion dollar courtroom drama.
Placing any type of blanket restriction on Morningside Heights would unnecessarily impede the growth and creativity inherent in Columbia's status as a world-class university.
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 Mind Brain Behavior initiative is one of the University’s proudest goals about Manhattanville because of its potential to bring faculty and students from campuses and departments which typically do not interact with each other.
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.
At Columbia's Manhattanville expansion, workers have finished the first slurry wall and begun construction what will become the first floor of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.
In April 2010, Columbia suddenly shuttered the doors of the neighborhood staple ahead of schedule, and owner Ramon Diaz has battled the University to have his restaurant back ever since.
As of November, the WHDC had distributed only $300,000 of the $3.55 million it had received from Columbia as part of the Community Benefits Agreement.
Construction of Columbia's Manhattanville campus continued through a demolition worker's death, several fraud investigations of construction firms, and the loss of potential city funding to Cornell.
NYU will build a campus for urban science in downtown Brooklyn.
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