Laura Conaway

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  • 8 years ago

    Seventeen years ago, Richard Toussaint, black man of Harlem, educated in its schools and schooled in the effects of society's indifference, sat down at a kitchen table and sketched a plan for a waterfront park. Back then, Toussaint's vision was to...

  • 8 years ago

    An institution the size of Columbia University is bound to unnerve a few people. New York's Ivy is expensive, elite, enormous, and itching to grow. As it eyes a 17-acre expansion into West Harlem, opponents say they're worried the school's plans w...

  • Seen yesterday on Lafayette, near East 4th Street: The photo shoot for an upcoming city campaign promoting bike safety. Note the bike lane extending up onto the hood of the red car—wow...

  • 8 years ago

    Against the advice of Mark Twain, Columbia University is now locked in a fight with a man who buys ink by the gallon. The Ivy wants to expand its campus to the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, spending $7 billion to bulldoze 17 acres mostly ...

  • Crazy on lower Broadway Yesterday, the city gave the right-hand lane of lower Broadway over to buses, part its Bus Rapid Transit plan. The idea is to turn the pokey dogs of the MTA into speedy greyhounds by giving them room to run and better place...

  • 8 years ago | NYPD

    Metal detectors at the schoolhouse door. Handcuffs in the classroom. Overly zealous enforcement on typical teenage behavior. Years before the New York Civil Liberties Union released its landmark report "Criminalizing the Classroom," the Voice's ow...

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