As we continue adjusting to new realities, we want to better understand the views and priorities of our community members. Please participate in our new Community Survey here by September 14. It will only take a few moments and your responses will help ensure we most accurately reflect the diverse voices on our blocks. Survey responses will shape the discussion during our Virtual Town Hall, to be held on Monday, … Continue reading Your views requested for our Community Survey; Virtual Town Hall to be held on 9/21 at 7pm.
In this edition of The Morningsider, we offer an overview of affordable housing in Morningside Heights. This is our largest edition to date and also includes profiles of local luminaries, updates on pressing issues in our neighborhood, including COVID and support to local businesses, and our Back-Page Diversion, with a local trivia question. Thank you for your ongoing engagement! Continue reading Just out: The Morningsider, August-September Issue
It’s been a particularly challenging few months and in recent weeks we’ve been very focused on understanding and providing community input on September reopening plans by Columbia, Barnard, and other Morningside Heights institutions. Let’s take a short break from that effort. Here is the solution to our “Morningside Hits” crossword puzzle. We had one member solve the puzzle and win a gift certificate to Samad … Continue reading Solution to “Morningside Hits” Crossword Puzzle
Since sharing our assessment of Columbia’s recent town hall on COVID reopening plans, we’ve received many expressions of support from community members. We have a legitimate expectation of being more aware of and involved in plans being developed by Columbia, Barnard, and other local institutions. They must also do more for local residents, businesses, and other community members. We all need to treat our neighborhood … Continue reading Columbia COVID Concerns: The Movement is Growing. Please read our op-ed in The Spectator.
August 10, 2020 COLUMBIA TOWN HALL FAILS TO ADEQUATELY ADDRESS COMMUNITY CONCERNS ABOUT COVID SEPTEMBER REOPENING PLANS: COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED Dear Members of the Morningside Heights Community: Residents, students, business owners, and workers in Morningside Heights remain fearful after an August 5 online presentation by senior executives of Columbia University failed to assuage their concerns that the reopening of college campuses, especially Columbia, will threaten our hard-won relief … Continue reading We are Still Concerned: Reactions to Columbia’s Town Hall on Reopening Plans.