Written by Bwog Staff
March 04, 201410:05 pm 6 Comments
Housing approacheth. And, unless you’re on top of it, it’s probably coming up sooner than you think. Bwog’s got you covered; we’ll be rolling out two housing reviews per day until no residence hall is left un-reviewed. Prepare to get (even more) excited: this year, we’re reviewing Barnard residence halls, too. Reviews for all! Tonight’s residence hall is… Nussbaum!
Location: 600 West 113th Street (Commonly known as Nussbaum)
tell me more about bagels oops we mean nussbaum
Tags: 600 west 113th, but still not quite, fresh bagels that are almost as good as absolute, housing reviews 2014, mice for days?, more like nussbaum and YOU, new kitchen smell, nussbaum, the nussbaum cat stole bwog's laundry, the NussBOMB
November 25, 20138:00 pm 0 Comments
See? We’re adorable!
While the squirrel has long been Bwog’s rodent of choice, recent events have placed his smaller, cuter cousin in the Bwoggy spotlight. Senior Staff Writer and Art Spiegelman fan Alexander Pines brings you this continuation of the mouse chronicles at Columbia.
Look, it’s getting cold and a mouse has got to eat. We’ve about given up on Absolute, m2m, and Uni Cafe (although really, that was always our last choice)–and there’s no way we’re eating anything from Ferris, John Jay, or JJ’s Place. It’s clear that the only option left is Nussbaum, which is great–dinner and a bed to sneak into.
I made my way from the cozy walls of a Nussbaum 2 dorm room and was trying to sneak into the cafe for a quick snack of a cinnamon raison (I needed to drop clean for a job interview in a couple of days, so anything with poppy seeds was out) bagel when I was overcome with the true futility of my mission. I wake up every morning, bust my ass looking for food, try to avoid getting sucked into Goldman Sachs horrifying experiments, and return to a campus where I have to fight tooth and nail (sometimes literally) for enough space to do basic things like sleep and work. I do this day in and day out with little affirmation from my peers or the world at large and it just never ends. Sometimes I’m just so damn tired. I need a break.
So I freeze at the base of one of the steps, fur rustling with the chill, stomach rumbling. This is the reason I don’t take breaks–it’s dangerous. This place becomes so easily overwhelming that getting overrun is a figurative and, at this moment, literal reality.
Fortunately, a kind student spotted me and, instead of immediately treating me like vermin, enlisted the help of some f-word players from Nussbaum’s second floor to carry me outside. The fresh air was energizing and gave me a chance to escape certain doom at the feet of some exhausted student trudging back from Butler. I guess sometimes it’s necessary to give ourselves a breather, sometimes people will be kind, professors will grant extensions, and things work out.
Then again, sometimes we get eaten by Hawkma.
Tags: bwog gets allegorical, bwog gets creative, mice in places mice shouldn't be, nussbaum, random acts of kindness, we really wanted to make a great mouse detective reference but couldn't figure out how so we're doing it here
October 27, 201312:00 pm 1 Comments
Oh yeah? Mutilate you say?
Listen guys, Bwog understands that times can get tough living in this big ol’ city. That wad of cash your mom slipped on your desk after moving in is becoming pretty thin and you’re thinking of resorting to other ways to pay for your late night cravings. But just think, you don’t have to do this. Go to the dining hall and use that last meal swipe left for the week. Heck, treat yo self to some pasta in Ferris! But for the love of God, just don’t go to Nussbaum and steal their ice cream.
Death threat via tipster
Tags: buuuuut i just wanted ice cream, bwog has been watching a lot of breaking bad lately, bwog likes that they used red marker on the sign to further the idea of death, insomnia cookies is right down the street, livin life on the wild side, nussbaum, theft is sometime--i mean--never the option
March 31, 20132:30 pm 5 Comments
Location: 600 W. 113th
Cost: $8,186 mid-range price, same as River, LLC, and Harmony
Tags: bagels are a vegetable right???, housing reviews 2013, nussbaum, Nussbaum & You
January 29, 20121:19 pm 6 Comments
Another stumbly Sunday “morning” at Columbia University! Now, what carbtastic breakfast can make the pounding, hallucinatory headache go away while simultaneously reaffirming your identity as a legit New York transplant? A bagel. Good luck securing that legendary panacea, however. We were confronted at every turn by two of the worst things in the world: other people and the sun. In other words, lines. For a generation raised on instant oatmeal and instant gratification, lines suck.
Tags: absolute bagels, how to have a hangover, lines, nussbaum, silver moon
May 18, 20113:00 pm 2 Comments
The rosy-fingered hand of Morningside Heights.
It’s actually Wednesday afternoon! Which now means that it’s Pizza Wednesday. That’s right, Boringside enthusiasts—Nussbaum’s deal formerly known as “Pizza Sunday/Monday” has become an everyday offer. Morningside heaves a collective sigh of contentment and not-as-broke-ment; weight gains ensue.
Aaaand speaking of eating, a tipster reports seeing a “hilarious number” of graduates, still swathed in gowns, dining with their families at our very own Campo. Which makes each of those graduates just about the most clothed person that has ever been at Campo, ever. Ever.
Last but not least, we have a Squirrel Man sighting for you folks at home! He too donned a robe this week as he walked about campus and used his hands to attract squirrels.
Boringside: because you don’t have anything better to do with your summer freedom.
Girl handwriting on a boy hand via Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: boringside, boringside heights, campo, campo: a gathering place, columbians post-graduation, ec heights or campo?, gowns, graduation, nussbaum, pizza, squirrel man
May 06, 20116:30 pm 13 Comments
It’s that time of year…
Someone, i.e. the WORST PERSON EVER, forgot to return their laundry cart to the Nussbaum basement.
Tags: bitches going crazy, justice-thirsting, laundry time, love thy neighbor, notes that are more aggressive than passive, nussbaum, outrage
April 15, 20116:43 pm 8 Comments
Good news for bagel and pizza lovers: Nussbaum & Wu has just reopened! A tipster sent us these photos.
There are people inside!
Tags: back from the dead, bwog ♥'s nussbaum, nussbaum
April 14, 20111:21 pm 16 Comments
The over-priced but much-revered eatery is not open for business today! When asked, those inside deferred to this sign on the door. When Bwog called for comment they hung up on us. Womp. Perhaps the Commisioner of Health and Mental Hygiene was seeking retribution after the Pizza Days price hike. At least the weather’s nice, so the walk to Absolute won’t be that bad.
Bwog wonders what sort of revolting breaches of mental hygiene could have brought on this tragedy.
Tags: health violations, karma, mental hygiene?, nuss fuss, nussbaum, nussfail, the oft forgotten Wu
April 02, 20114:00 pm 8 Comments
So many things have happened this week that it’s almost too much for us to process. There are changes everywhere, new things abound—all this excitement might be dangerous for Bwog’s heart health! Though we may have had a little fun with yesterday’s posts, we promise that today’s edition of Boringside Heights is totally legit. Feast your eyes on the newness of it all!
In Picture-less News:
Tags: a boringside of epic proportions, and so the grand pizza escalade begins, bagels, boringside heights, joe, joe the art of coffee, milano, nussbaum, pizza inflation, prices, spring has come and gone like 8 times already, tiny furniture, Uni Cafe
March 12, 20115:00 pm 23 Comments
Cost: $7,492, mid-range price, same as River, LLC, and Harmony
Tags: Bwog's guide to housing, dorm review, nussbaum, The 2011 Housing Lottery: Your Best Mistake Ever!
February 01, 201111:00 am 4 Comments
Tags: cava, esc, nussbaum
November 06, 20104:45 pm 6 Comments
From the largest interdisciplinary fortress to the tiniest of urban meadows, no news is irrelevant. It’s about the bigger picture.
A broken chain has been spotted on Low Plaza, trespass while you can!
There is construction going on outside Nussbaum & Wu, so there is no outside seating (perhaps irrelevant in these current climes)
Butler Cafe was awarded an A grade in a sanitary inspection. Bwog abounds in Blue Java Pride.
There are men up in the trees, stringing lights for Christmas. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a test run.
Best of the Rest:
Entrance to the North-West Science building has been revealed. It is surprisingly roomy north-west-a-ways.
Pinnacle is undergoing transformation into Uni Café… it will probably still be kind of gross.
Is it boring? It is newsworthy! Boring Sides to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: boringside heights, butler cafe, grades, lawns, no news is news, northwest corner building, nussbaum, tree lighting, winter
October 02, 20106:25 pm 5 Comments
Tags: boringside heights, butler, ch-ch-ch-changes, mo money mo problems, nussbaum, redhot
August 03, 20103:21 pm 67 Comments
Media Luna Mexican Deli did not fare so well.
The Health Department is, as of this summer, requiring that every restaurant in New York display the letter grades they most recently received for cleanliness.
This is a nightmare for everyone; it’s rare that any restaurant will sneak away with no health violations. The grades will be assigned during the next year, when the Health Department conducts its next rounds of inspections. The grades will be issued as follows: 0-13 points gets an A, 14-27 a B, and 28 and above a C. You know, like Calc II. This numbered rating system, however, is due to be made more lenient (after all, who cares about burned-out lightbulbs?) before the letter grades are assigned so the correlation between numbers and letters isn’t accurate just yet.
In the meantime, that Health Department has created a website that lists the violations of every restaurant in the city after their most recent inspection. The results from Morningside are occasionally surprising (Hewitt/John Jay) and generally terrifying (there are mice everywhere). Here’s a list of the most popular Columbia restaurants and bars. We note when they were most recently reviewed and pick their most notable violations. Individual links don’t work, but if you want to go through every single one of them, go here for 10025 and here for 10027 and start clicking. These restaurants will probably maybe get their shit together in the next year so that they don’t get big old fat B’s in the window once the next round of inspections starts. We can but pray.
More listings, while we’re at it: in the Princeton Review 2011 college listings, Columbia was listed as being in a “great college town.” Unclear if that’s Morningside Heights or New York, but you make your own guesstimate. The Princeton Review also ranked the Top 20 best college newspapers. Guess who’s missing?
Update: And we almost forgot Pinnacle—21 points as of February, for evidence of mice, milk improperly dated/expired.
Tags: 10025, 10027, 1020, butler, ferris booth, health department, hungarian, la negrita, lion's head, maoz, nussbaum, pinkbery is made of weird animals, restaurants, terrifying things, tom's, uris, vareli
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