[The deal reported here was cut yesterday morning by half a dozen people meeting in a closed room below the Council chamber.  Needless to say such verbal agreements are scarcely binding.  The next generation will presumably discover that.  This is not the way that comparable academic institutions have worked out cooperative agreements with their communities.  No comments on get along, go along pols.  Ours is a city run by real estate developers.  Beware if you are in the line of fire.  Ed Kent]

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Columbia Expansion Gets Green Light
By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and RAY RIVERA
A $7 billion project will transform a section of Manhattan
now dominated by warehouses and auto body shops.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/nyregion/20columbia.html?th&emc=th


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