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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Columbia University's deceit & abuse continues to be fought by community and downtown it is NYU and Cooper Union!!!!

CPC Meeting 11/22, Eminent Domain, evictions & rats & NO JOBS


The next cpc meeting will be this Monday, nov. 22, at 6:30pm at St.
Mary’s church. (see flyer below for details).

Our next protest against Columbia’s deceit and eviction plan will be on
Dec. 7, starting at 3:30pm – details to follow.

The Sprayregens and the Singhs are still fighting for their rights.
Columbia is after them, and after us. Join in and help us resist this
elitist and racist gentrification process.

And the rats are already invading the buildings surrounding the
construction site, dining inside garbage bags 8 at a time, and eating
at car engine hoses for dessert.

For more info, see flyer below in english and spanish, come out.

Also below is a letter cpc wrote to the chair of community board 9,
larry english, asking for jobs information from columbia that we have
been requesting for five years. Mr. English has suggested that a
“partnership” with columbia is the way to go.
We cite columbia’s “partnership” at harlem hospital as a good reason to
talk about the facts of the eviction plan and not soft soap
The bleeding. So where are the jobs? So why not leave the last two
property owners alone? So why have bio-hazard labs here?

United for an Open and Strong Community
POST OFFICE BOX 50 - Manhattanville Station
365 West 125th Street
NEW York City, New York 10027

Coalition to Preserve Community (CPC) meeting – Monday, November 22,
St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th St. (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam)

Do you need a job? We had about 2,000 jobs in Manhattanville before
Columbia’s expansion began. The University promised 7,000 jobs.
Where are they?

Would you like to stay in your apartment? Will you loose it because
of eminent domain, gentrification or the privatization of public

*Columbia continues to deregulate apartments in the
buildings it owns. Some 7,000 have been lost.
*3333 Broadway was taken off the Mitchell-Lama program.
Hundreds have already been displaced and more than a
thousand are threatened with the loss of their subsidies.
*Public Housing is under attack as privatization becomes
ever more real.

Join us (1) on Nov. 22 to discuss what’s happening and (2) on December
7th for a jobs protest against Columbia.

CONTACT US: Call (917) 969-0669, (212) 234-5005, or (212) 234-3002 (se
habla espanol) or go and sign up to be on our
contact list.
Unidos por una comunidad abierta y fuerte
POST OFFICE BOX 50 - Manhattanville Station
365 West 125th Street
New York City, New York
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La Coalición para Preservar a la Comunidad (CPC) invita a una Reunión

Miércoles, 22 de noviembre a las 6:30 PM

En la Iglesia Santa María, en el 521 W de la calle 126 (entre Broadway
y Amsterdam)

¿Necesita un trabajo?: Teníamos alrededor de 2,000 puestos de trabajo
en Manhattanville antes de que comenzara la expansión de Columbia. La
Universidad prometió 7,000 puestos de trabajo. ¿Dónde están?

¿Le gustaría permanecer en su apartamento? ¿Lo perderá debido a la
expropiación forzosa, el aburguesamiento o la privatización de la
vivienda pública?


• Columbia sigue desregulando los apartamentos en los edificios de su
propiedad. Ya se han perdido unos 7,000.

• Al edificio 3333 Broadway lo retiraron del programa Mitchell-Lama.
Cientos de residentes ya han sido desplazados y más de un millar están
amenazados de perder sus subsidios.

• La Vivienda Pública está bajo ataque, ya que la privatización se
cada vez más real.

Únase a nosotros en las fechas siguientes:

1. El 22 de noviembre para discutir lo que está sucediendo
2. El 7 de diciembre para protestar contra los trabajos de Columbia


CONTÁCTENOS: Llame al (917) 969-0669, (212) 234-5005 o (212) 234-3002
(Se habla español) o visite e inscríbase en
nuestra lista de contactos.
ENGLISH - OVER (Nov. 2010)

United for an Open and Strong Community
POST OFFICE BOX 50 - Manhattanville Station
365 West 125th Street
NEW York City, New York 10027

Hon. Larry English
Community Board 9 – Manhattan Nov. 15, 2010

Dear Mr. English:

Since 2004, Columbia University has emphasized the employment
opportunities that will result from its proposed Manhattanville
expansion for Harlem residents and others. The figure of 7,000 jobs
has frequently been mentioned in public relations statements. Ever
since Columbia opened an employment center on Broadway and 124th
Street, not long after President Lee Bollinger made Columbia’s initial
presentation at the Board, CB 9 members and community residents have
requested basic information about the effectiveness of this center –
that is, some hard quarterly numbers on who is getting the jobs that
the center offers as well as job training that Bollinger suggested was
in the cards. We have lost more than 2,000 jobs in the businesses and
in the area surrounding the expansion site since Columbia started its
quest to re-zone West Harlem and end the employment development
concepts we outlined in the CB 9 197A community plan.

Former Chair Jordi Reyes-Montblanc advised members of the Coalition to
Preserve Community that he had tried for years to follow up on our
requests for job statistics from this center. He said that he
constantly got the run-around every time he raised the issue.

We were disheartened to read your statement in the Columbia Spectator
that the entrepreneurial spirit in Harlem is lagging, and your
suggestion that building a partnership with Columbia is the pragmatic
way to proceed.

We intend to mount a campaign in early December to focus on Columbia’s
job promises and we would like to know what the facts are. The
employment center has been operating for years and they consistently
refuse to disclose how many community residents were able to obtain
jobs there, or any other basic statistical information about who has
gotten a job as a result of coming to the center. The Community Board
itself has requested this information. The Coalition to Preserve
Community has requested this information.

In the interests of honest community advocacy and cooperation, we are
repeating our oft made request that the Board once again demand this
information which should be a matter of public record and should be
made available forthwith.
Please let us know what the results are. Thank you.

Tom Kappner Tom DeMott Nellie Bailey Luis Tejada
For the Coalition to Preserve Community Action Committee
cc. Perkins