Let Your Voices Be Heard on Columbia University’s Expansion Plans for Baker Field

BY Carolina Pichardo (@c_pichardo)

When projects and articles like the “Pan Con Queso” hit + UC’s Nutcracker go viral, you know Uptown has a lot more power than we give ourselves credit for…

With that in mind, we’re encouraging you to flex those muscles now with this very important petition and community proposal.

For those that haven’t been following (we discussed it on the Washington Heights & Inwood Radio), there has been a big brouhaha brewing between Columbia University and our elected officials. Columbia is looking to expand and reconceive its 26-acre athletic complex in Inwood.

Although this is going up as planned, there is still much that we as a community can demand for our neighborhood. For example, more scholarships and summer camps/classes for all grade levels, sport opportunities, access to waterfront and more.

Please show your support + tell your friends and families.

Let’s set up our kids and families right, and in the process let our local politicians know that our voice matters + not just for successful rap spoofs (which my daughter sings to every morning) or drink bios—but for big changes also.


For more background on this story, see below for Chiara Sottile’s excellent report.


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