From: "Lewis Burgess"
Subject: Re: Columbia Expansion
To: "Jordi Reyes-Montblanc" email@example.com
Here is a news link on the rally.
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By Paul Schrodt
Protesters of Columbia University's expansion into West Harlem hit another roadblock Monday when the City Planning Commission certified the school's application to re-zone Manhattanville. Now Community Board 9 is squeezed to come up with opposing recommendations over the next 60 days.
Outside City Planning, protesters raise a ruckus.
Tom Kappner wouldn’t budge—not for this. As Columbia University publicly revealed its plans to develop in West Harlem before a city hearing, Kappner and a group of other protestors stood their ground outside the double doors. Although this meeting was supposed to be open to the public, there were no more empty seats, and a city official asked the group to kindly “sit in the lobby.”
Coalition to Preserve Community steering committee
Jun 20, 2007 12:48PM EDT
Tom DeMott firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction to the author Paul Schrott: My emphasis on the immigrant status of many of those facing eviction was about their disadvantaged status because of language and education requirements in terms of future employment opportunties in the jobs Columbia is supposed to be creating. If I mistakely used that phrase, let me correct it right now because I have no idea if any of the workers does not have proper resident status. There are lots of people in the expansion area who live, work or own property in the expansion area who are facing eviction. All of them, whether immigrants or not, deserve to be protected.