Updated Nov. 19 at 11:46 a.m.
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New York City voters approved a ballot measure on Tuesday to give community boards—advisory groups representing neighborhoods throughout the city—more oversight involving developments in their districts....
Close to 400 undergraduate students were registered to vote and requested absentee ballots for midterm elections this year, following the University Senate’s decision to pass a resolution to promote civic engagement and voter registration on campus....
Morningside Heights smoke shops say New York state’s e-cigarette bill could devastate their businesses
Morningside Heights businesses may see financial difficulties if New York state’s e-cigarette ban is accepted by the appellate court.
Last Wednesday, in the most recent development of Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion, the University purchased a three-story building for $33.6 million in West Harlem, 10 years after attempting to purchase another property by the company’s then-owner, according to city records made public today. The new building, 3300 Broadway, is located between West 133rd and West 134th Streets....
Only 8 percent of Manhattanville construction workforce hours go to local residents. One program aims to change that.
For many local residents in West Harlem who hope to find a job in construction—either as newcomers or as long-time workers looking for opportunities—one of the most prominent jobs in the area remains out of reach....
Hundreds of students and locals of all ages lit up Morningside Park with tropical lanterns on Saturday in an annual procession that ended in front of Low Library....
Columbia and Barnard students join thousands of youth activists, including Greta Thunberg, for New York climate strike
Around 300 Columbia and Barnard students marched in a climate strike with thousands of other young activists—including Swedish teen Greta Thunberg—in New York on Friday as part of a global movement to protest climate change. Strike organizers estimated a turnout of 250,000 protesters in New York while the Mayor’s Office estimated 60,000. Organizers also estimated there were 4 million strikers from over 150 countries worldwide....
CB9 votes to support creation of tenant rights task force, probes Bollinger on Manhattanville expansion at monthly board meeting
Members of Community Board 9, a local NYC advisory board that represents Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights, discussed tenant harassment and property ownership programs at a monthly general board meeting that was attended by University President Lee Bollinger on Thursday night. For the first time, the board meeting was held at the Forum building on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus....