Search Results for "Manhattan" : 19

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

Gentrification or Economic Development?

…y’s resiliency in future storms, Seaport City will encompass a land mass stretching from just north of the Manhattan Bridge to the far eastern edge of Lower Manhattan. In a statement issued in July 2013, then-Mayor Bloomberg summarized the goal of Seaport City: “Seaport City can provide… protection, while also expanding opportunities for new economic development.” But this raises many questions: how effective will such a structure be at pr…

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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 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 June 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Let Them Eat Cake

by Wikimedia Commons In the midst of a veritable hornet’s nest of scandals and bureaucratic intrigues that have rocked Washington in recent weeks, one issue has been dragged back into the spotlight: Guantanamo Bay. For several weeks, most of the complex’s detainees have conducted a mass hunger strike . Obviously frustrated with the criminal and political quagmire in which nearly all detainees find themselves, they seem to have deci…

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by / on February 20, 2013 at 11:28 am / in Domestic, Opinion

A Culture of Waste

by Photo by Mounir Ennenbach A leaky faucet is something that many of us pass by unnoticed every day. Yet last December, when I heard the first drops streaming from a leaky showerhead in my suite, I decided to conduct a little experiment. It took a total of seven days for the faulty showerhead to be fixed, including three days after reporting the issue myself to the Hospitality Desk. In the process, 231 gallons of water were lost, or…

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by / on December 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Barnard Columbia Divest and the Resurgence of the Left

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Something exciting is happening on campus. Though students sleeping in Butler may not have noticed, Columbia’s once proud tradition of activism is starting to revive itself. Student Worker Solidarity, after helping win a new contract for the Barnard clerical workers, has been working on many new campaigns at the request of workers, both on and off campus. Before launching a massive get-out-the-vote oper…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm / in Domestic, Education, Fall 2013

Fostering Folly

by A family is hard to define. A spouse, two and a half kids, a golden retriever, and a picket fence – this might be the stereotypical American family. But families can have two parents or single parents, have eight kids or no kids, live in a mansion or a trailer. Yet it is clear that the integrity of a family is questioned when a child is removed because of abuse and neglect . And while the child’s removal may be intended to be tempo…

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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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