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Articles about "Columbia University"

  • COOKFOX: A Greener Real Estate Heaven By Nicole Ogaard | October 19, 2015

    COOKFOX Architects, a New York–based design and architecture firm, is making headway in merging sustainability and elegance.

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  • As Burden’s Era Burns Out, New Contenders Emerge By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 01, 2013

    As Amanda Burden’s decade long tenure as the Chief of the Planning Commission is short lived now, there is already a buzz about who is going to take her place.

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  • Summertime Options for Rooftop Bar Hopping By Gabrielle Hughes | July 26, 2012

    New Yorkers tend to revel in outdoor activities during warmer months, and with all of the city's towering structures, it’s easy to find yourself on the rooftop of a high-rise once happy hour comes around. While rooftop bars in Manhattan are reputable for cover charges, dress codes, and expensive drinks, there are plenty of options in more modest settings, suitable for any city dweller.

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  • Tips on How Residents can Find Temporary, Inexpensive Housing By Stephanie Spencer | June 05, 2012

    With New York City being one of the most expensive cities in the world to call home, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that aspiring residents looking to live in short-term housing have a difficult time finding something in their price range. Unfortunately, unless you are financially able to temporarily rent out an apartment for $5,000 to $15,000 a month, a price-range often associated with new construction and buildings with a suite of amenities, the likelihood of find a broker who would be able to assist you in finding an apartment is slim.

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  • The New York Apartments of Great Literary Figures By Gabrielle Hughes | May 31, 2012

    New York is undoubtedly a city of inspiration, so it comes without surprise that the majority of modern American writers produced their most famous works while living in the confines of a Manhattan apartment. During the 20th century, novelists were found in every New York City neighborhood, and like many residents today, these writers found it hard to stay in one place for too long.

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  • Welcome to LoLo, the Manhattan Neighborhood on Water By Justin Spees | December 02, 2011

    Governors Island, the small island below the tip of Manhattan, was a military post until 1996. Now it’s a seldom-traveled enclave where Manhattanites making day-trips by ferry can find rec fields and arts events. But the Center for Urban Real Estate, a newly established research group at Columbia that focuses on new development projects in New York City, sees it as an untapped development site. The center recently proposed building a land bridge out of millions of cubic yards of landfill between Manhattan and Governors Island. It calls the project LoLo, for Lower Lower Manhattan. This is how it works: A land bridge would remove the inconvenience of getting to the island, so developers would be more willing to build on it. The Center suggests that New York City then build a 92-acre national historical district, 3.9 million square feet of public buildings like schools, and 270 acres of open space on Governors Island, and in the process, generate $16.7 billion in revenue.

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  • Columbia's Manhattanville Development Already Generating Controversy By Daniel Muhlenberg | November 22, 2011

    Earlier this month, Columbia University began construction on its Manhattanville Development Project, a massive undertaking that will take decades to complete. The ambitious project has barely gotten off the ground, yet already storm clouds have gathered on the horizon: Community Board 9 passed a vote of no-confidence for the West Harlem Local Development Corporation, a new non-profit responsible for distributing $150 million in funds, over its failure to disclose it finances.

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