The gates at Columbia University’s main campus on Broadway and 116th Street send a strong message: students are welcome and strangers stay out.
But Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus, stretching from 129th to 133rd Street west of Broadway, now under construction, is steered by a different philosophy. Its goal is to interact with the community and enhance it, rather than keeping out residents and city dwellers.
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Major Food Group, the restaurant organization behind downtown culinary darlings Torrisi and Parm, will continue its growth in New York with a new space in the Meatpacking District.
The restaurant group, led by partners Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick beat out more than 20 other applicants seeking a contract at a glass-walled building designed by Renzo Piano beneath the southern edge of the High Line, Grub Street reported. A source told The Commercial Observer that the 100-seat restaurant would take up 1,600-square-feet of space in the building.
The Whitney Museum broke ground last week. Buried by all the fanfare was the fact that the august institution still has a good deal of money to raise before it finishes its Renzo Piano-designed museum in 2015, about $200 million, a little under one-third the cost of the new building. Any deals it can Read More