Columbia University says it won't use eminent domain to take over Harlem apartments

July 13, 2007
New York City school wants to expand campus, but won't try to have residents evicted.

Columbia University says it will not ask the state to use eminent domain to evict residents of 132 apartments in the 17-acre area of Harlem that it wants to move into. The announcement, covering all the remaining residents in the area, suggests that the university, which is seeking the New York City's support for a major northward expansion of its campus, is trying to be conciliatory.

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