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Dos Toros, a fast-casual restaurant known for NorCal–inspired Taqueria cuisine, has signed a lease with Columbia University to join the Morningside Heights neighborhood. 

Expected to open this fall, the new Dos Toros location at 2911 Broadway (between 113th and 114th Streets) will serve customizable burritos, burrito bowls, salads, tacos, quesadillas and nachos made with 100 percent naturally raised meats.  A full catering menu will be available.

Columbia Magazine profiled Columbia's oldest tree on the Morningside campus, the American Sycamore located in front of Mathematics, in its summer issue. 

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Facilities and Operations is holding the next Clean + Go Green Event at the Morningside campus from Wednesday, July 10 through Friday, July 12, 2019. We will make large bins available across campus, at no cost to you, for the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of large unwanted items.

A new pre-apprenticeship program exclusively for minorities, women and Upper Manhattan residents has launched, opening doors through training and a direct feed to apply for union apprenticeship opportunities in New York City’s burgeoning construction industry. The new program in West Harlem is one of many that Pathways to Apprenticeship (P2A) operates across the city to help people from low-income communities gain access to union construction apprenticeships. Partners in the program are New York City Small Business Services, the West Harlem Development Corporation, and Columbia University.

Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group joined with its professional services partners to mentor a team of high school students as part of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship program. 

Celebrating the recent successful opening of state-of-the-art, accessible new classroom space in Chandler Hall, Provost John H. Coatsworth, Deputy Registrar Monica Avitsur, Columbia Health AVP and Medical Director Melanie Bernitz, and Facilities & Operations Executive Director for Space Planning Eugene Villalobos joined a group of University partners to officially open the renovated spaces, which represent 4,500 square feet of new classroom and instructional space. Senior leadership cut a ribbon in the new large lecture hall, 402 Chandler, to mark the occasion.

The Expat, a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving Southeast Asian comfort food, is the latest eatery to open as part of Columbia University’s retail lineup in West Harlem and Morningside Heights.

Congratulations to our 2019 Facilities and Operations graduates who successfully balanced the demands of a full-time job and graduate school for their intellectual and professional development.

More than 500 city-certified Minority, Women and Local Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) joined city and state agencies at Columbia’s Lerner Hall to explore economic opportunities during the 13th annual NYC Procurement Fair. Cedric Gaddy, AVP for Capital Finance and Administrative Support, welcomed participants to Columbia and invited them to build business relationships with the University.

Each summer, Facilities and Operations takes the opportunity to complete projects that can only take place with the reduced campus population that summer affords. This summer is no exception, with improvements coming to residence halls, grounds, academic and research space, disability access, and more.

After a productive academic year, the summer provides an opportunity for many students and faculty to take a well-deserved break and celebrate the accomplishments made throughout the year. For Facilities and Operations, the summer is an ideal time to perform a wide range of improvements, large and small, as some can only take place when the weather is warmer or the campus is less populated.

New owners have signed a lease with Columbia University in the former Nussbaum and Wu space at 2897 Broadway to open an upgraded shop offering fresh bagels, specialty dumplings and more. The shop will be named "Wu and Nussbaum" in recognition of how much the local community valued the offerings at the former restaurant. The new owners plan to expand the foods offered, especially in the evenings with a variety of dumplings and a noodle bar.

The Forum, the third new building completed at Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus, has earned a third prestigious architectural honor, with a German Design Award in the Excellent Architecture category joining a Merit Award from AIA New York and a MASterworks Award for “Best New Building” from the Municipal Art Society of New York.

inFO is a monthly email with news from across Columbia University Facilities & Operations. Check out the May 2019 edition here.