Written by Bwog Staff
The winds of change (and frigid, seasonal air) are a’blowin’ in Morningside. Beginning with Toast, everyone’s favorite spot for a second or third date. Toast has
relocated from its previous location on Broadway between LaSalle and Tiemann (right near 125th) and has taken up residence in Carne’s old spot on Broadway and 105th. With Manhattanville’s development in the works, this seems a bit counter-intuitive to Bwog, as property values in precisely Toast’s old location are sure to skyrocket. Nonetheless, we look forward to schlepping just as far to Toast, this time in the other direction.
Farther up on Broadway, big news for Pinkberry devotees in the form of its latest flavor addition: coffee. Bwog picked the brain of Pinkberry cashier Shadenia who explained that many customers have been sampling coffee, but not many have been ordering it. “They have to get used to it.” Those quickly-adapting coffee converts are enjoying the new flavor with chestnuts, a new seasonal topping. (To those following Pinkberry’s seasonal ingredients, winter’s chestnut is replacing fall’s pomegranate seeds.) “I’m not really a coffee person,” said Shadenia, quite seriously.
Bwog observed six customers in Pinkberry, none with coffee. Melanie and Angela ate original and green tea, respectively. They seem underwhelmed about the addition of the coffee flavor and had no plans to try it. “It’s the same category as green tea,” Angela explained. Bwog asked for clarification. “There’s original. And then the other flavors are green tea and coffee.” Brows furrowed, Bwog exited Pinkberry.
And no recapitulation of developments in Columbia and its environs would be complete without a salute to the new EC elevators. The vaguely space station-y silver elevators are just as sterile and ugly (metal mesh!) as the old EC elevators, the design of which Bwog can barely remember.