The one where I give you all the tea about Columbia’s libraries because I have spent the majority of the last 72 hours living in them.

Bwogline: As a way of rewarding subway riders who use the tap-and-go OMNY system, the MTA is introducing a fare cap on trips. Essentially, riders would get unlimited weekly access to the subway system for $33—this is the equivalent of 12 rides at $2.75 (standard fare) so riders will be able to save starting from their 13th ride of the week. The pilot program will be open to all OMNY users and will begin on March 1, 2022—and last for four months from that point. Although this program will cost the MTA between $3-5 million—MTA chairman Janno Lieber says that the chance to entice lapsed riders back into the system is worth it (Gothamist).

Study Tip: Let’s hope I’m not giving away some of Milstein’s best-kept secrets with this one—but if Milstein is your favorite library and you can’t find a single seat in all of floors 1 through 4, go check out the lower level classrooms! During finals season, these are completely empty and unused. This Sunday, I managed to have a 143-person classroom to myself for about 5 hours—whiteboard, projector and all—and it was the time of my life.

Music of the Day: Portrait of A Time by Peter Cat Recording Co. This song feels like jazz, nostalgia, and the powerful urge to get up and start dancing. I have been playing this song and PCRC’s entire discography on my study breaks and it is the most fun I have these days.

Procrastination Tip: If you happen to be in Butler, I urge you to go look at the exhibits behind the casing on the second floor! They are so wildly interesting, and I’m so glad I took the time out to read them.

Overseen/Overheard: On my way to the grocery store yesterday, I met a puppy that was the splitting image of my own dog from when he was a baby. Her name was Avery and I had the absolute joy of playing with her for a quick minute—before her human had to cross the intersection that we were both waiting by. But—it truly made my day and reminded me of how much I miss my dog.

the all too familiar corridor of Butler 301 via Bwarchives