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Summer Update, Part II

As you take refuge from the sweltering midsummer heat (or cold, if you’re super abroad) amidst frozen margaritas with friends or popsicles on a couch you haven’t left in three days, the world somehow manages to continue turning. Keep reading to find out in which direction.   Remember when J.P. Morgan lost more than $2 […]

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Taxis To Potentially Tax Your Wallet/Plans Even More

Just in time for that part of the year during which we’ll all adamantly swear we’re going to leave 1020 and go downtown tonight, for real, the NYT is reporting that the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal to raise taxi fares as much as 20 percent. To put this into perspective, if […]

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Bwoglines: Innovations Edition

Fight about cabs no more! (NYT) Apple continues to take over the electronic world. (NY Daily News) The Times reviews Thursday’s concert in honor of Helmut Lachenmann. Coyote Update: violence among canids. (Gothamist)

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In Defense of…Cabs

Our semi-regular In Defense Of… feature returns today with Bwog daily editor Eliza Shapiro’s look at a New Yorker’s favorite guilty pleasure and a subject of much debate amongst college students with limited funds: the taxi ride.  Yeah, we know cabs are more expensive than the subway and we know there’s a recession. We read […]

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Free Drinks and Luxurious Transport

A newish bar on the Upper West Side (alas, two blocks short of being in Morningside) has a novel concept, reports The Feedbag. Show a receipt for your cab ride there and they’ll pay for your ride– in the form of a bar tab!  Now, finally there’s a reason to take a cab home after […]

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Escape from New York, À la SEAS

While most of us are still trapped in the vortex of thrice-extended overdue papers, Butler pathogen infestations, and chronic Red Bull overconsumption, many eager SEAS engineerlings have written to remind the Columbia community that it’s not too early to plan our post-exam exodi to the airport, train station, or, for those who made a truly daring college […]

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