Victoria Benitez

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West Harlem »

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.

West Harlem »

Black Architects Say Columbia Shut Them Out of $6.3 Billion Harlem Campus

Critics say Columbia hasn't hired enough African-American architects for its Manhattanville expansion.

Inwood »

Columbia University to Cut Down Trees to Make Way for Waterfront Park

Columbia University plans to chop down "several" trees to make way for its Inwood public waterfront park.

Inwood »

City OKs Columbia Plan to Build Public Waterfront Park

The Public Design Commission gave preliminary approval for Columbia University's waterfront park.  

Inwood »

Residents Question Why Columbia has not Started Waterfront Project

Inwood residents want to know why Columbia has not broken ground on a promised public waterfront.  

Harlem »

Rangel Joins Columbia and City College to Help Job Seekers

The Nov. 9 Columbia University expo will prepare job seekers to look for positions at the Nov. 14 City College job fair.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Columbia Rips Down Trees to Make Way for Inwood Athletic Complex

Officials said the trees had to be removed, but some said the removal was symbolic of CU's disregard for Inwood.

Harlem »

Columbia Construction Blamed for West Harlem Rat Explosion

West Harlem residents say Columbia University's expansion plan has lead to a rodent infestation.

Manhattan »

Protesters Say Columbia Not Living Up to Expansion Promises

More than 50 people protested outside Columbia University's Harlem employment information center Tuesday.

Harlem »

Residents Near Columbia's Harlem Expansion Say Plan to Provide A/Cs Falls Short

Residents say Columbia should provide air conditioners to all residents and financial compensation for increased electric bills.