Major Past & Present Community Issues
The institutions of our neighborhood, especially the largest, Columbia University, make an essential contribution to it and we are supportive of their needs. NIMBY is neither public-spirited nor responsible. But they have an obligation to the community to engage in responsible development to preserve the quality of the neighborhood from which we all benefit. Just because something is legal doesn't mean it should happen, particularly without consulting the community first. Columbia maintains a hotline for construction information at 212.854.2595 and accepts e-mails at firstname.lastname@example.org. They also have a community information web site about their past, present & future building projects.