The Wooster Collective has photographs of wheatpastes from Columbia's Student Coalition on the Expansion and Gentrification that call attention, "in tongue and cheek fashion, Columbia's condemnation of Manhattanville as a 'blighted' neighborhood." Benign animals, explaining eminent domain in street art? That's gold!
This complements news about yesterday's SCEG protest on the Columbia campus. The group organized a rally with students and local residents to call Columbia's South Lawn "blighted" since dirty snow has been covering up a field used in fairer weather and therefore hasn't been "fully utilized." Community Board 9 member Vicky Gholson told students, "You should not be used as a tool by the administration of Columbia University. Do not separate yourself from this argument, from this fight."