Columbia bookstore going into former Community Board space

Barnes & Noble location will be closer to med center's new development in Washington Heights

TRD New York /
Mar.March 20, 2014 12:20 PM

Columbia’s medical center in Washington Heights is relocating its Barnes & Noble college bookstore location a few blocks uptown, taking the space previously home to Community Board 12.

The Columbia University Medical Center is closing its current bookstore on the southeastern end of the school’s campus and moving it a few blocks uptown to  711 West 168th Street near 169th Street. That address doesn’t match any particular building. A 17-story building at 1 Haven Avenue encompasses the lot, according to public records.

The structure currently houses the Hammer Health Science Center’s classrooms and a university-library, according to the most recent map of the center’s campus.

The bookstore was previously located inside the center’s biomedical research building at 3954 Broadway between 166th and 167th streets. Although the new store will primarily serve students, it will also be open to locals.

The community board traded its digs there for office space at the Alianza Dominicana Triangle building at 530 West 166th Street, DNAinfo reported.

Columbia is currently constructing a FXFOWLE-designed 14-story tower nearby at 104 Haven Avenue on the corner of 171st Street, according to previous reports. The new building, which broke ground in September of last year, would house Columbia’s Medical and Graduate Education Building, slated to open in 2016. [DNAinfo] — Angela Hunt

Related Articles


For mall owners like Simon, Brookfield and Vornado, Forever 21 bankruptcy signals more trouble ahead

10 Madison Square West (Credit: StreetEasy, iStock)

Lawsuit: Pet Smart’s animal excrement is stinking up this $11K-a-month apartment

Clockwise from top left: 312 West 34th Street, 61 North 9th Street, 639 Classon Avenue, and One Fulton Square (Credit: Google Maps)

These were the top 10 NYC retail leases in July

The worst stocks you can buy? Retail. And for many, it isn’t getting better.

US landlords say Topshop owner is freezing them out amid bankruptcy

Bringing the band back together: Eddie Lampert to buy Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

Bumble’s going brick-and-mortar

Meet the hedge fund that’s buying Barnes & Noble’s 627 stores