Search Results for ""New York City"" : 71

by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:37 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, New York

Invisible Notecards

by One of my first assignments at Columbia, for University Writing, was to sit in Bryant Park for an afternoon and write about my experience there. I hopped on the subway and headed downtown excited, eager to discover some wonderful secret of New York City. However, when I arrived at the park, I was immediately taken aback by the scene of poverty before my eyes. Instead of glamorous fashion or an urban oasis, I found a sick, elderly wo…

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

by “Lots and lots of people said to me, why would you want to move there? It’s ugly,” said Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, unveiling the University’s plan to build a 17-acre expansion in the West Harlem neighborhood of Manhattanville. “Nobody else thought it was beautiful.” But as he spoke, neighborhood property owners were fighting against the New York City government’s use of eminent domain to force the sale of their hom…

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:36 am / in Current Issue, Judicial

Juvenile Injustice

…think that there should be punishment and penalties for committing crimes and I’m not so sure that people in the New York City area or the metropolitan area think about that as much as we do.” Given that crime rates for New York City far surpass those of any other region in the state, Little’s last sentence is somewhat surprising. However, because prison work constitutes a large share of the upstate New York economy, her resistance to reform is a…

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 1:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Media, New York

The Business of Politics

by Alex Angert Mike Bloomberg is breaking down walls at City Hall. Literally. With no walls to separate the rows of desks lining the room, the atmosphere resembles a frenetic, high-energy trading floor more than a government office. Bloomberg’s desk—the command center for the operation—sits directly in the middle of the room, right in the heart of the action. Bloomberg lifted the concept of the “bullpen environment” directly from his…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:51 am / in Business, Domestic, New York

Silicon Implant

by Illustration by Thuto Somo Protestors, slogans, police ­– Wall Street has not seen this kind of exuberance in a long time. The city’s past and present financial powers now meet on Wall Street in the shadow of the World Trade Center memorial – what is a symbol of American strength and unity in the face of mortal terror is now home to discontent and protests.  The message shouted in Zuccotti Park and disseminated through the web may…

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by / on May 1, 2003 at 4:10 pm / in Domestic, New York, Organizations, World

Touchdown on 34th Street

by Illustration by Katherine Isokawa For a long time, the far West Side of Manhattan was ignored by city planning. It developed into a neighborhood of low-rise houses, businesses, and factories. But in the past few years, the city has turned its attention back to that part of town, seeing it as the best way to expand midtown. While the entire proposal has stirred controversy, one aspect of it, a planned stadium for either the Olympics…

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by / on February 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm / in Daniel Brovman, Domestic, New York, Web Columnists

New York’s Bloomberg Problem

…nization while also being in office signifies a broken political financial system Bloomberg’s tenure as Mayor of New York City was therefore a betrayal of the citizens’ of New York City’s trust. So what is there to do? Although the Moreland Commission examined charities and their involvement with political entities, it only investigated them for the mis-direction of funds benefitting a family member. In order to end this pervasive trend of polit…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. Keynote Address: David N. Dinkins, Former Mayor of New York City and Professor in the Professional Practice of Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University. Moderator: Dean of Academic Affairs, Kathryn Yatrakis. Panelists: Nily Rozic, New York State Assemblywoman, Mark Levine, New York City Councilman, Jamal Nelson, Senior Director, Regional Impact, Leadership for Educational Equity andLi…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:10 pm / in Domestic, Judicial, New York, Uncategorized

Jazz, Jail, and the New Jim Crow

by by Justin Walker In Harlem, 1948, a five-year-old Joseph “Jazz” Hayden attended his first day of school. There, he read Dick and Jane in a snap, having practiced by reading ads on subways and trolley cars as he accompanied his mother to her jobs as a domestic worker. Jazz was so proud of his reading accomplishments that he asked his teacher if he could take the book home to read to his mother. The teacher said yes, but that he had…

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by / on February 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm / in Domestic, Mounir Ennenbach, New York, Web Columnists

Gentrification or Economic Development?

…Citibank on Broadway and 111th. But change, even in its most radical stages, has always been an integral part of New York City. Before Columbia moved its campus to Morningside Heights, for instance, this area was the site of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum. Now, it is an area teeming with research, opportunities, and business, a vital resource to the neighborhood and to the greater New York City area. Similarly, the Manhattanville expansion will b…

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