Columbia Grad Does Okay For Himself

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This weekend, the Times‘ ever-informative City Room Blog posted the answers to a street identification quiz they created to separate the true New Yorkers from the Long Islanders: the challenge was identify the origins of 20 NYC street names. 

Clue #7 struck our fancy: we pondered an image of a dapper young man in judge’s robes. The clever NYT hint read “J. Well there. We just plain gave it away.” After getting a hold on our chortles, we discovered that the portrait was of none other than our own John Jay, purveyor of soggy waffles and first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Turns out there are Jay Streets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. There’s also a Jay Place in the Bronx and a Jay Avenue in Queens. Columbia alumni, they run shit.



  1. Can

    he speak at class day?

  2. i was  

    really hoping "they run shit" linked to

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