Bordered by Harlem to the east and Morningside Heights to the south, Manhattanville is a small nabe right on the Hudson river. While Manhattanville was once home to a bustling industrial pier, the area eventually fell into relative disuse. Columbia University has recently gained approval to build a 17-acre expansion into Manhattanville, giving it control of around 88% of the area and foretelling a big change for the near future.
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I am a Columbia alumnus so naturally I was fairly interested to hear that my alma mater was expanding so fantastically! 17-acres in Manhattanville are planned and it sounds great to me. I know the area has been improving for a while now, so Im sure it will become even nicer. We used to walk down by the river and that was always really nice but that is about the best I could say for Manhattanville at the time.