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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?

by Looking at the now iconic New York Magazine cover of New York City during the height of Superstorm Sandy, one will notice a remarkable phenomenon: while most of Lower Manhattan is blacked out from the storm surge, amidst the flooded the streets a small patch of buildings on the southwest coast continues to glow. That little patch of light […]

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by / on October 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Get Out of the Kitchen

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Manhattan Media Publisher and 2013 mayoral hopeful Tom Allon announced Monday that he will switch his party registration from Democrat to Republican to sidestep the already crowded Democratic Primary. Allon made his announcement in front of the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan Monday morning. His campaign is to represent a fusion of the two parties, combining fiscally conservative values with libe…

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by / on April 3, 2004 at 5:43 pm / in Blast from the Past, Congress, Domestic, Election, Interview, New York

“It’s Good to be the King”

by Columbia Political Review: What do you think the gravest problem facing New York City is? What do you think New Yorkers’ biggest concern is? Congressman Anthony Weiner (D): The gravest problem facing New York is that our economic engine has stalled, and some of it is because those of us in government haven’t recognized that the true DNA of New York is not only finance and insurance and real estate, but also the energy, innovation, a…

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by / on July 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm / in Latin America, Matthew Michaelides, Web Columnists, World

Argentina Defaults

by “Buenos Aires-2672f-Banco de la Nación Argentina” by Barcex – Self-published work by Barcex. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons Over the past few days, international attention has been drawn on the impending—and now realized—Argentinian default on its government bonds. This is the second time in just fourteen short years that Argentina has defaulted on its government…

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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 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 November 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

So how unique was Sandy?

by Wikimedia Commons There is a common perception in the public sphere that short-term weather events are signals and symptoms of long-term climate change. Every time there is a major weather event, such as the landfall of Cyclone Phailin on the East Indian coast earlier this month, hordes of activists, many of them bloggers, are quick to point the finger at the most likely culprit: global warming, specifically human-induced climate c…

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by / on July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Greener and Greater For Some

by PlaNYC’s deadline for achieving 132 initiatives and 400 milestones looms near: December 31 of this year, and I’m not impressed. With PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg hopes to accomplish what looks to be a huge victory for the sustainable development of New York City. That is, a huge victory for parts of New York City. I’m left wondering about the rest of the city. PlaNYC’s outline to create, “a greener, greater New York” has left some commun…

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by / on November 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Indus Valley Restaurant Workers Protest

by by George Joseph Political clubs across campus decry human rights violations just about as often as Columbia tries to destroy Harlem. Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between rail on Iran, China, and Russia for their dehumanizing working conditions because they are easy targets. It’s easy to have speakers, discussions, and co-sponsorships on international labor issues no one can do anything about. A lot of chatter and yellin…

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by / on April 5, 2015 at 11:10 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/06-04/11

by Monday, Apr 6th South Asia Institute: Joyce Flueckiger on “Performativity and Agency in a South Indian Goddess Tradition” Monday, April 6, 2015 – 4:00pm  –  5:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Knox Hall Room 208 A talk by Joyce Flueckiger (Emory) “Performativity and Agency of the Material Guise (Vesam) in a South Indian Goddess Tradition” Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is a Professor…

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