Posts Tagged ‘west harlem’

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

October 1, 2008

By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, October 1, 2008

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Petition – We NEED Your SIGNATURE!

September 6, 2008

  We, the undersigned, object to the use of eminent domain in the Columbia University Expansion Plan.
             First, Manhattanvile is not a blighted community and Eminent Domain is not needed to stimulate economic development or to eliminate blight.
             Second, The Columbia Plan has been developer driven and developed principally to benefit Columbia. The taking of private property and transfering it to Columbia, a private institution, is unconstitutional and illegal because it does not constitute a “public use” and is without a dominant public purpose.
             Third, since Columbia now owns over 80% of the property in the affected area and will have control over 96% of the area, Eminent Domain is not necessary or appropriate to attain any legitimate public purpose in Manhattanville.
             By signing our name below, we, individually and collectively, say NO to the use of Eminent Domain in the Columbia Expansion Plan in West Harlem/Manhattanville.

To sign, simple place your name in the comment area and send.

Preliminary Objections to Blight Findings, Sept. 4, 2008

September 4, 2008

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Issues, Facts and Objections – Sept. 4 Hearing

September 4, 2008

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West Harlem v. Columbia University

September 4, 2008