Thursday, August 16, 2007

THE CRAIN’S INSIDER - City preparing tenants to leave Manhattanville

Thursday, August 16, 2007

City preparing tenants to leave Manhattanville

Columbia University and the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development are working together to move tenants out of the West Harlem area where the school wants to build a satellite campus.

The action comes five months before a City Council vote on Columbia’s application
for a needed zoning change.

HPD met last week with tenants of two of its buildings, 602 W. 132nd St. and 3289 Broadway, to offer a relocation package that insiders say would move tenants 15 blocks north. Spokespeople for Columbia and HPD say they are committed to offering displaced tenants residences that are equal to or better than their current ones and to maintaining a
program that offers them the chance to become homeowners.

Neither Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer nor City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could be reached for comment.

NB - Something is definitelygoing on but CB9M has not been consulted by either CU or HPD or the Tenants although I e-mailed the TIL Tenants leader, she has not responded nor acknowledged receipt. - JRM

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