Posts Tagged ‘Columbia’

NYT Article – State Officials Approve Expansion by Columbia

December 19, 2008

 By: Corey Kilgannon and Stacey Stowe



Comprehensive Article from Weekly Standard – Columbia University, Slumlord

December 1, 2008

By: Jonathan Last, December 8, 2008

We MUST Show Our Outrage

October 8, 2008

Folks – its real important that we all know what we are up against. Eminent domain abuse is the ugliest violation of civil rights being perpetuated today by an unholy alliance between rogue segments of our government and some of the largest and most unethical private entities in our country.

We need to join together in the fight between West Harlem and the state of New York and Columbia University and send a message. Eminent domain abuse stops HERE! NOW! EVERYWHERE!

Please sign the petition.

Village Voice – Everyone Listens to Columbia’s Disaster Expert – Except Columbia

October 1, 2008

By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, October 1, 2008


NY Times: 2 Gas Stations, and a Family’s Resolve, Confront Columbia Expansion Plan

September 23, 2008

By: Timothy Williams, September 21, 2008

Nick’s Newest Op-Ed: “The Eminent Domain Game is Rigged”

September 19, 2008

Appearing in the New York Daily News, September 18, 2008

Government Bad Faith

September 14, 2008

As we have reported, already two NYS courts have come down hard on the conflict of interest caused by the state hiring the same consultant as Columbia had already retained.  In other words, this firm, AKRF, which had already been under contract to Columbia to ADVOCATE ON ITS BEHALF was then hired by the state to perform the (theoretically unbaised) “blight study” – the necessary ingredient  before the ESDC can start condemnation proceedings. 

This unholy alliance only was found out by our attorneys, led by Norman Siegel, through our numerous (and costly) Freedom of Information Law requests. 

It is our belief that on the basis of this conflict alone, the courts should throw out the entire condemnation process. We may soon be asking the courts to do just this.

Weekly Standard: Razing West Harlem

September 11, 2008

By: Duncan Currie, August 9, 2007

Reason Magazine: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

September 11, 2008

By: Damon W. Root, September 3, 2008

NYT Article – Harlem Area is Blighted, State Agency Declares

September 10, 2008

By: Timothy Williams, July 18, 2008

NY Daily News Op-Ed: Columbia, Play Nice

September 10, 2008

By: Errol Louis, January 27, 2007

NYT Article – Neutrality in Expansion at Columbia is Questioned

September 10, 2008

By: Anemona Hartocollis, June 30, 2007

New York State Appellate Div Appeal Decision

September 10, 2008

July 15, 2008

NYS Supreme Ct Decision

September 10, 2008

Judge Kornreich – June 27, 2007

NY Sun Editorial – Columbia’s Domain

September 10, 2008

may 3, 2006

NY Post Op-Ed – Columbia’s Greed

September 10, 2008

by: nick sprayregen, december 26, 2007

Columbia Launches Land-Grab Plan

September 10, 2008

by: doug feiden, february 25, 2007



Attorney Norman Siegel Letter to ESDC on Not Closing the Record

September 9, 2008


Senator Perkins’ Eminent Domain Hearings Set

September 9, 2008

State Senator Perkins Public Hearing on Eminent Domain

Sign our petition on

September 9, 2008