June 19th, 2006
The Daily News editorial board is backing an expansion plan by Columbia University, which has purchased most of the properties west of Broadway between 125th and 133rd Streets and is seeking to have the area rezoned. The plan to build a medical research institute, relocate its business school, construct housing for faculty and students, and create a new park “would be a boon to the city at large and to Harlem in particular,” the editorial board writes.
But some neighborhood residents and business owners, who say they will be driven out of the area, are opposed to the plan. The opposition is being tracked by NoLandGrab.org, a Web site dedicated to fighting the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn.By Mark Berkey-Gerard on June 19, 2006, 7:06 am
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