Our city, as a sphere!In the Bronx, as part of a gun buyback program, people got cash for turning in their guns… even BB guns. (Gothamist)

In Manhattan, there are so many transgender name change requests that its Civil Court could be one of the nation’s leading name-changing institutions. How topical! (NYT)

In Stuyvesant Town, all is not well. (NYT)

In Manhattanville, Columbia’s expansion plans could be improved by including more private-sector jobs. (Spec)

In Columbia itself, a brand new undergraduate publication is released: the Journal of South Asian Studies.

Also, we’ve received word that Vampire Weekend’s music video for “Cousins” just showed up on iTunes as a free download, so get it while you can.