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The giant inflatable rats, like the one currently at Columbus Circle, are often referred to colloquially as

Inflatable Rat Protests on 60th Street

January 17, 2020

This inflatable rat is advocating for the safe removal of asbestos, a silicate mineral strongly linked to respiratory disease and cancer. 

Firefighters and City Employees worked to repair the damage of the ruptured water main on 62nd Street and Broadway avenue.

UPDATED: Water Main Break Forces Closure on First Day of Spring Semester

January 13, 2020

Lincoln Center was shut down when a water main on Broadway ruptured in the early morning, flooding the streets and impacting water systems on campus.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will continue to lease the building from Fordham University while expansion plans are considered.

University Buys $4.4 Million Bronx Property

December 17, 2019

Fordham University purchased a 5,000-square-foot building on Nov. 25. The building, which currently operates as a warehouse, is located at 619 E. Fordham Rd., just a few steps away from the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. 

NYPD officer at emergency action protest on Nov. 1.

Students Storm Subway Protesting NYPD, MTA

November 13, 2019

An emergency action protest against the New York Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority was held in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2019.

While students see the value of using bike lanes to get around, many are apprehensive due to the recent spate in cyclist deaths across the city.

UWS Welcomes Safer Bike Lanes

October 30, 2019

After just 10 deaths in 2018, 23 bikers have already died in 2019. In response to what Mayor de Blasio is calling a citywide “crisis,” the Department of Transportation is rolling out its “Green Wave” initiative to try and better protect New Yorkers.

Police investigate a shooting on West End Avenue and West 63rd Street, exactly one month after a shooting on Amsterdam Avenue

Gunshots Cause Safety Concerns

October 30, 2019

In September, students reported hearing gunshots. However, students never received a notification from Fordham's public safety about the incident that happened just a block away from campus.

Fordham students were among the estimated 250,000 protestors who attended the rally. The event was held in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit.

New York Takes a Stand on the Climate Crisis

October 2, 2019

On the afternoon of Sept. 20, 2019, millions of people worldwide gathered to take part in youth-led climate protests. New York was no exception — an estimated 250,000 people marched through lower Manhattan to demand action on climate change.

The dancers raised their hands for one minute of silence at 8:46 a.m.

Eighteen Years Later, Fordham Has Not Forgotten

September 18, 2019

Fordham students found their own ways to honor the 2,977 victims who were killed on Sept. 11.

Fordham Lincoln Center blackout

NYC Power Outage Hits Fordham Lincoln Center

July 14, 2019

Just before midnight Saturday, Con Edison confirmed that power had been restored to all customers affected by the blackout.