A week after workers started clearing the north plot of the cathedral's campus, federal, state, and city officials joined local activists on Saturday morning to protest the development.
Approval from the New York State Senate will be necessary before the city is able to reduce speed limits—a measure proposed by many traffic safety advocates and one that is mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to improve pedestrian safety.
The Department of Transportation unveiled plans for extensive safety changes to the 96th Street and Broadway intersection at a public meeting with Community Board 7 on Thursday night.
Better signage and longer pedestrian signals have been implemented at the 97th Street and West End Avenue intersection after District 6 City Council member Helen Rosental met with Department of Transportation officials.
The ground floor of Columbia's School of Social Work, which has been vacant for nine years, may soon be home to an academic program. But some locals are accusing the University of breaking its promises about the space by changing its original plans to recruit a retail tenant.
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.
At an event Thursday night, State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell told Spectator that he attributes the neighborhood’s lack of a historic district to “institutional blockage from Columbia University.”
Newlywed O'Donnell and campus LGBT activists say the gay-right movement is headed in a good direction.
Reactions to the defeated same-sex marriage bill, on campus and off
The right to same-sex marriage, once a long-shot hope for many couples in New York, may now be closer to becoming a reality.
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