112th Street Area 2012/09/14 - Photo #26

   
112th Street Area 2012/09/14 Photo #26

The Chase bank at 109th Street and Broadway. It moved here from 113th Street to make room for another new Columbia dormitory. Columbia used to get along fine without so many dorms, but the relentless gentrification of recent decades has driven up the rents beyond the reach of all but students from the wealthiest families. Hence more and more and more dormitories, and more pressure on rents.