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  Dear Bwog, I noticed that there are a bunch of nice-looking “Bike Share” bikes parked in front of Lerner. How do I get one? Sincerely, Bikeless@Butler   Dear curious bikeless biker, 2013 seems to be the year of the bike share, with new programs cropping up here in New York City and in San […]

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Bwog received a email from Dean Terry Martinez about Columbia Public Safety’s successful apprehension of a bike theft suspect. After receiving a tip from a CC student on November 22nd, Public Safety followed up and managed to arrest the suspect for “attempted bike larceny, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.” In light of the […]

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So wonders the confused Columbian: “I’m thinking of getting a bike. Should I get a bike? I looked on Craigslist, but I’m not sure.” Should you get a bike? Probably, for many reasons: exercise, free transportation, swag, ability to join the MBR sans rental fee. Now that we’ve convinced you, here’s how to buy one […]

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Mailman School of Public Health announces a new interdisciplinary center to study the science of aging. (Columbia) Students and residents protested outside Columbia’s Harlem employment information office Tuesday, claiming that Columbia has failed to provide the jobs it promised as part of M’ville. (DNAinfo) Although neither may be great, Ferris is more sustainable than John Jay. […]

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President Obama announced the 2010 National Humanities Medals yesterday. One was awarded to our very own Jacques Barzun. (Chronicle of Higher Education) NYC is planning a bike-share program of 10,000 bikes at 600 stations by 2012. And supposedly they’ll turn a profit!  (Your Olive Branch) Qaddafi gave a speech denouncing rebels as terrorists and repeating, […]

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The Bloomberg administration has plans for this cool bike-sharing thing, and they think they have a plan to deal with theft and graffiti.  Talk about idealistic! (NYT) There was an unusually violent fight at Rikers, and officials won’t say why.  Bwog suspects inmates are understandably upset that Weezy is gone. (NBC New York) Other people […]

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The neighborhood seems to be getting a face-lift this week. Perhaps you did not notice? Bwog did! The Starbucks espresso machine that had broken down, causing considerable distress, has now been repaired. Hartley lounge is is getting new windows. Everything is covered in plastic and the doors have been locked for days… The main entrance […]

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The UWS’s first protected bike lanes are coming to Columbus Avenue between 96th and 77th Streets. Full Metal Jacket star Michael Modine and NYT‘s Ethicist Randy Cohen are pleased. Infamously unpleasant people doing unpleasant things: Barnard prof Georgette Fleischer is joined by Anna Wintour in a quest to keep New York City quiet. Former Fruit […]

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Don’t be late–check your appointment time! The Core, topical? Leymah Gbowee champions the positively Lysistrata-esque sex strike and more to fight for justice and women’s rights in the Congo and beyond. (The Daily Beast) New York is now the eighth-most bike-friendly city in the country. Not so, cry the Williamsburg Hasids! (New York Post) Today […]

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The New York Times is collaborating with not us NYU Journalism School on a new news platform, covering the East Village. (Yahoo) In a bizarre twist to the recruitment video phenomenon, Tufts now offers the option to applicants to submit videos to YouTube as part of their application. (NYT) A Columbia student on Survivor! (CBS) The […]

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That’s probably because everyone loves bikes – you’d be hard pressed to find a cooler eco-friendly, transportation-providing accessory. Turns out the Upper West Side loves bikes, too. After receiving an anonymous tip, Bwog’s detective squad found a new reason for excitement for local bike enthusiasts – Community Board 7 has officially approved the Dept. of […]

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Bring a bike and start doing stunts…   …including balancing above a real live person’s face (after the jump, plus a YouTube video of some of the stunts).

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