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Dos Toros Taqueria Opening Location Near Columbia

Dos Toros, a Northern California-inspired Taqueria chain, is joining the plethora of restaurants of the Morningside Heights community. 

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Morningside Heights Bingo

Last weekend, a young prospie acquainted with Bwog told us that, during the infamous New York City bus tour, she and other students were given bingo cards filled with “typical NYC sights” and were told to fill them out as they rode through the city. The cards, she told us, included such wholesome items as […]

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Halfway There: June Round-Up 2017

With May and June behind us like a booty, some of us may have forgotten about the nice little mole at the top of the Upper West Side. Sweet Columbia, we miss you like we miss the smell of fresh mulch in April. Okay seriously, for those of you who have been wondering about the happenings of our […]

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It’s Morningside Lights Season!

This year is the fifth annual Morningside Lights Procession! Every year, community members gather and create lanterns inspired by poetry written by Pulitzer Prize winners. The workshop sessions are free, and have been taking place every day since Saturday the 17th, and will continue until this Friday, the 23rd. All materials will be provided, and […]

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Protesters And Police Take Morningside Heights

Protest of the Eric Garner case decision released tonight, focused on Amsterdam and 113th, was met with rapid police action. There have been swarms of news helicopters, emergency vehicles, and cop cars in the area. We began to receive tips just before 11 PM tonight, and will continue to update with photos and video from […]

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Roundup: Crime

There is no need to fear. DNA Info’s Crime and Safety report for Morningside Heights has produced mainly positive results. In summation, Morningside Heights is the 38th safest neighborhood in Manhattan the city, and the 7th safest in Manhattan There has been a 76% drop in crime since 1993 There was a 3% rise in major […]

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Magazine Preview: Rat Rock

Catch up on the November issue of The Blue and White on Bwog until the print edition arrives. Always an area of intense pressure and continental clashes, Morningside Heights was pretty much the same place 450 million years ago as it is today. Except instead of panic attacks in Butler and anti-protest protests on College […]

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Bwoglines: A House Is Sometimes a Home Edition

Morningside may get a historic district, so watch out for higher real estate values and lots of older people looking pensive. (Spectator) Choreographer Luca (not Luka) Veggetti finds a home for his ballet Maa this season at Miller. (Capital) Don’t you wish your permanent shelter could look this trendy Tishrei through Elul? (Curbed) Gov. Paterson […]

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Bwoglines: Pride of Place Edition

Congratulate yourself on living in the 46th most desirable neighborhood (out of 50) in NYC. (NY Mag) The Pulitzer Prize winners are announed Our profs make second most $$$ (NYT) The Knicks win penultimate game of the season Photo via Jake Hall’s flickr

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The Travel section in Today’s Times features a “local stop” in Morningside Heights purporting to give an itinerary that mirrors the weekend afternoons of real Columbia students. The only problem? When was the last time any student you know went to, for example, A Cafe or the Ding Dong Lounge? Another dubious sign: the article […]

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Boringside Heights: Back to School Edition

The Morningside minutiae in our little Bubble Above 110th Street is what keeps us together. The tiny parts of our neighborhood that make it both boring and wonderful would seem trivial to anyone on the outside.  Occasionally, we’ll be taking the time to share the minor details with you. The Entitled Sophomores indignantly note that […]

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Every Little Bit Helps

Tipsters have noticed that local Morningside businesses have been doing their bit to help collect cash for Haiti relief efforts by replacing their own tip jars with collection buckets. Bwog understands this to be the work of the Columbia Activist Council. AC Head Sarah Gitlin says that boxes have been placed in 90 stores in […]

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The Toast of Morningside Heights

After a few days on campus, most first-years are getting sick of grassy lawns and brick buildings, not to mention Carman cinderblock.  They’re ready to venture out into the city they know is waiting for them – or at least down to 110th and Broadway.  The third installment of O-Bwog ‘09’s advice series suggests how […]

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Very Cheap Food Even Better Than Real Free Food

Bwog could not have asked for a better point of refuge from today’s inclement winds and spitting rain than the Taste of Morningside Heights tent on Low Plaza, organized by Inside New York with help from the Center for Career Education and Bacchanal. Once inside the tent, we encountered delights far exceeding our imagination as […]

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Morningside Heights Officially Becomes Park Slope

Hark! Bwog stumbled upon something new outside of everyone’s favorite place to wait online on Sunday mornings, Community Food & Juice: a new “stroller parking” section, which can be found outside the entrance along a metal bar of scaffolding. That’s right, here in New York City’s more family-friendly crevices, we don’t have parking for cars, […]

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