Avantika Kumar

Tue, Aug 27, 2013, 7:53pm

The neighborhoods surrounding Columbia—the four neighborhoods Spectator covers—are home to their own rich histories, diverse residents, and local controversies.

Mon, Aug 12, 2013, 4:14pm

A federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated the constitutional rights of minorities on Monday, a major victory for Upper Manhattan politicians, who have unanimously opposed the controversial tactic.

Mon, Jul 8, 2013, 1:11am

A bill to force a stricter review process for development at the Upper West Side's Frederick Douglass Houses and other city housing projects is stalled in the State Senate.

Sat, Jul 6, 2013, 2:10am

Comptroller John Liu rejected a proposed $47 million contract for two controversial 95th Street homeless shelters on Wednesday. It's not clear whether the shelters will now be forced to close.

Sun, Jun 30, 2013, 8:32pm

Although Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia’s first chief digital officer, will hop across town this August to become the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first chief digital officer, he said that he still has a vested interest in Columbia’s success.

Sun, Jun 23, 2013, 12:05am

The Department of Health has called for a study of the potential impacts of development and past contamination at Jewish Home Lifecare’s proposed relocation site.

Sat, Jun 22, 2013, 1:37pm

Christian Stohler, the dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, had his first talk with faculty on Thursday after being appointed last week.

Wed, Jun 12, 2013, 11:25pm

Employees suing Upper West Side restaurant Indus Valley for unfair labor practices reached a settlement with management last month, ending a nearly two-year legal battle.

Sat, Jun 8, 2013, 2:34pm

Jessica Prata, the sustainability officer of New York Presbyterian Hospital, will start Monday as the head of Columbia’s Office of Environmental Stewardship.

Wed, Jun 5, 2013, 1:12am

Jewish Home Lifecare, which is looking to build a high-rise in the middle of the Park West Village housing complex, submitted the results of a preliminary environmental study to the State Department of Health on Monday.