Dear readers, posting will be light until the new year, but in the meantime, check out this City Limits Magazine profile of outgoing Manhattan Community Board 9 Chair Jordi Reyes-Montblanc. Here’s a blurb: “He’s been a member of Community Board 9 – which covers the Morningside Heights, Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods of western Manhattan, from 135th to 155th Street – since 1994. He was elected chairman in 2003, the same year Columbia University announced its plan to redevelop 17 acres of Manhattanville and expand the campus into the predominantly black and Latino neighborhood. CB9 took exception to many aspects of the plan, and the ensuing struggle against the powerful institution landed Reyes-Montblanc squarely in the political spotlight.” 

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