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The Case of the Rather Short Lounge Chairs

Early this morning, Bwog received an urgent message: “Chairs Piano Lounge,” wrote the anonymous tipster.  “They’re new.  They’re now.” Accompanying these cryptic messages were photos of the old beige chairs in undignified stacks by the ramps. This afternoon, Bwog Private Eye Carolyn Ruvkun went to investigate. “Verdict: firm, supportive back.  Less butt cushioning,” she wrote […]

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Update On 118th Street Shooting

Here’s the latest from the NYPD’s Department of Public Information on the shooting that took place Friday night, as Bwog reported: On Saturday 4/24/10 at 0025 hours, police responded to a call of a male shot in front of 357 W118th Street, located within the confines of the 28th Precinct.  Upon arrival a M/B/31 was discovered […]

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Shooting at 118th St. and Morningside

Gothamist Newsmap is reporting that around 1:30am tonight, there was a shooting at W. 118th St. A tipster informs us that the incident happened at 118th and Morningside, and that residents of East Campus could hear it from the dorm. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Update, 11:13 a.m.: Bwog has been in […]

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Crime Wave Hits University

We’re used to the occasional mugging by underage punks around campus but March has seen greater than its fair share of crime.  Perusing our beloved campus crime blotter, Bwog noted several horrific incidents that happened in the last month. Harassment via mobile devices and Internet-enabled computers is up sharply this month.  Five students and faculty […]

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Bwoglines: Curiosities Edition

People taking cars that don’t belong to them. (NY Daily News) People taking children that don’t belong to them. (Yahoo! News) Strange people doing strange things. (Gothamist) “Jobs and industries of tomorrow taking root beyond our borders.” (NYT) Colors you’ve never heard of before. (Jezebel) Reality stars who just won’t go away. (Entertainment Weekly) Columbia […]

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Attempted Robbery At Banco Popular

After an attempted robbery at Banco Popular on 111th and Broadway this afternoon, much of the block as been blocked off. We’ll update you as we get more information.

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Yo Columbia, Bwoglines is really happy for you

And we’re gonna let you finish, but… New York City has some of the highest unemployment of all time. (NYT) We’ve also got some of the lowest homicide rates of all time. (AP) Columbia’s Joseph Massad has one of the most protested tenures of all time. (Manhattan Institute) The new swine flu nasal spray is […]

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Student Assaulted at 119th and Morningside

Public Safety issued a Security Alert an hour ago that a student was assaulted last night at 119th and Morningside. Three males, described as “18-20” and black, attacked the student from behind, and ran off after he resisted. The trio apparently committed another crime later in Morningside Park. Full description after the jump. – JCD

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Rash of Indecent Exposure Penetrates Columbia Bubble

   Photo via Revart.blogs.com Spring is upon us (which does not explain the pumpkin in the picture, but stick with us here), and, hand in hand with the warm and the wet come a New York City tradition:  flashers.  Yesterday, Barnard Public Safety sent out yet another of its “Crime Alert” bulletins warning students of […]

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Netflix: If You Can Still Afford It

Feeling broke?  Feeling angry?  Bwog’s Movie Marathon Man Mark Hay offers up three films about people who have even less money than you do.  Mmm…schadenfreude. The Full Monty (1997) The message of director Peter Cattaneo’s film wavers back and forth somewhat between a grim conclusion on the economic plight of the workingman and an uplifting […]

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Meet Your New Bonnie and Clyde (Rod Blagojevich?)

Uh well, yikes: a husband and a wife have been arrested for trying to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from Columbia. John Bzdil III and his wife Heather Brooke Rinehart scammed the University by sending in fake invoices that somehow, in fictitious criminal land, related to the Pediatric Neuroscience department at the Med School, […]

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QuickSpec: Yes…But Edition

Are you kept up at night by financial fears?  Yes…but PrezBo is always there for me with his consoling words.  Are you proud to be an American now with an Obama Presidency?  Yes…but Obama’s Presidency could be as disastrous as the Trojan War was for the Greeks!  Wait, who won that war?   Better check Sparknotes… […]

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More Monday Brings More Crime: Student Attacked Saturday Morning

Following news of a stabbing at the 110th Street subway stop, and Barnard’s out-of-the-blue announcement its Public Safety Department will be patrolling residence halls, Columbia Public Safety released news of an “attempted robbery” early Saturday morning at 123rd and Amsterdam. The victim, an unnamed CC student, was attacked by two males who fled on foot.  […]

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Breaking: 116th St. Subway Stabbing

According to Barnard Public Safety, there’s been a stabbing on the 1 train at the 116th subway stop. No students were involved in the incident, but that “it was some high school kids.”  Stand by for updates/photos. Update: 4:50 PM – Further investigation reveals that the stabbing took place on the 1 at 110th Street, […]

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Columbia Assaults Make Local News; Campus Alert Nonexistent

News trucks for the local ABC and FOX affiliates were spotted outside of Ricky’s, to report on a series of assaults that took place on Sunday night. Seven students were assaulted between 12:00 and 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, between 113th and 122nd Streets, along both Amsterdam and Broadway. Only one student was actually robbed, according […]

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