Inwood starts to embrace bizarre Columbia athletic classroom building near Baker Field | NY Daily News
Steven Holl-Chris McVoy-designed building looks like a spacecraft — and people like it. By Stephanie Lacy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS TO SOME, it looks like it landed in upper Manhattan like an alien craft. To others, it’s a praying mantis devouring its young. To others, it is the proverbial sore thumb that sticks out. [...]
Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Rodney Cooper, a radiology student at Harlem Hospital Center, struggled to contain his emotions as he stood in front of a packed auditorium at Columbia University Medical Center and accepted a scholarship to assist his healthcare career. “This is a great blessing to me,” he said of his award. [...]
Sweet Dreams Screening Friday, April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 425 W. 123rd Street (Amsterdam/Morningside) As part of the outreach programme, the documentary film “Sweet Dreams” will be shown at the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science and Engineering on April 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. It is an inspiring story of a group of remarkable [...]
Story by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani María Sánchez Cordero is hoping for a tribute to democracy in her native country. What she envisions isn’t an obelisk, or an individual memorialized in marble, as is prevalent in many plazas across the world. “Someday, this,” she said, holding up a flash drive, “will be [...]
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Columbia University, busily expanding into Harlem, has meanwhile opened the Campbell Sports Center, a $30 million athletic building in Inwood, the neighborhood at the northern tip of Manhattan. The center, designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy, of Steven Holl Architects, the New York firm, is a trifle beside Mr. Holl’s mega [...]
THE REAL STORY OF THE SUPERHEROES: After September 11, the notion of the “hero” began to rear its head in the public consciousness more and more frequently. The notion served a necessity in a time of national and global crisis to acknowledge those who showed extraordinary courage or determination in the face of danger, sometimes [...]
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Reported, produced, edited by Chiara Sottile Columbia University has drawn up expansion plans again, this time for its 26-acre athletic complex in Inwood. But the plans have ruffled feathers for some of their neighbors. Published on Northattan.com.
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I had the honor of attending the Song of Silence Art reception recently at the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavillion (1150 St. Nicholas Ave at 168th Street). The event was hosted by ADAVA (Alliance of Dominican American Visual Artists) and the Office of Government and Community Affairs of Columbia University. Not [...]
BY Chiara Sottile A renovation of the Indian Road Playground in Inwood is nearly complete after a year, though with some changes that came about because of objections from Native Americans concerned that parts of the original design were offensive. The playground was designed with a Native American theme as a reference to Manhattan’s first [...]
BY Led Black The NY Times is reporting on the battle brewing in Inwood between residents and Columbia University regarding the university’s plans to add a 70-foot-high building to their Baker Field complex. Some Inwood residents are up in arms, claiming that the new structure will block their views, increase traffic as well as marring [...]
A Benefit Extravaganza for CoSMO’s Clinic for the Uninsured featuring A Poetry Reading by Martín Espada Followed by Yerbabuena’s electrifying Puerto Rican Soul Music. This unforgettable night celebrating poetry, music, advocacy and Boricua culture is brought to you by CoSMO, Columbia’s medical student-run free clinic for the uninsured. All proceeds go toward prescription medications for CoSMO’s patients (www.cosmoprimarycare.org).