Larry English

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State Reviewing Columbia's Minority Hiring at West Harlem Campus Expansion

Columbia claims to have exceeded minority hiring and spending goals, but critics are skeptical.

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CB9 Calls for Audit of Columbia's Promises to West Harlem Community

The board says Columbia is not living up to goals it agreed to during negotiations for its expansion.

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State to Review Minority Hiring at Columbia Expansion Project

The Empire State Development Corporation says it will examine Columbia's hiring records.

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Group Handling Columbia Cash Spent $300K on Consultants With Political Ties

The West Harlem Local Development Corporation paid $320,000 to two politically-connected consultants.

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CB 9 Wants Group Handling $150 M in Columbia Cash to Disclose Finances

The board says it has "no confidence" in the West Harlem Local Development Corporation which is being investigated by the State Attorney General.

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Languishing Corn Exchange and Taystee Bakery Sites to Be Developed

The former Taystee Bakery and Corn Exchange Building sites will be transformed into a brewery and office and retail space.

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Citarella Eviction From Disputed Harlem Site Upheld by Court

The state's appeals court ruled the city was right when it evicted Citarella from the former Taystee Bakery site.

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Board Vote on Convent Avenue Baptist Church Was Flawed, Member Says

The chair of the landmarks committee said a Community Board 9 letter backing the addition was not properly approved.

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Columbia University Reneging on Expansion Promise, Say Harlem Residents

Residents say a promise to build a public school in CB 9 as part of Columbia's expansion will not serve area children.

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Local Board Seeks to Boot Harlem's Mink Building From Landmark List

Community Board 9 said the building shouldn't be landmarked because they want to attract more tenants and jobs.

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Convent Avenue Baptist Church Narrowly Wins Community Board Support for Addition

The church wants to add an elevator to aid its aging congregation.

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City Agrees to Give CB 9 a Say Over Citarella Site, Not Full Control

The city's Economic Development Corporation insists on making the final decision over the developer.

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Harlem Community Board Demands Say in Citarella Site Development

Chair Larry English says the Economic Development Corporation failed to get the gourmet grocer site right the first time.

Manhattan »

Upper Manhattan Community Boards Join Forces to Battle Budget Cuts

An upper Manhattan coalition wants state legislators to hear their budget concerns.