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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Yesterday was a big day for Morningside Heights. Our most famous off-campus building, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, reopened fully Sunday, seven years after the massive 2001 fire that forced its partial closure. $40 million later, the Cathedral is back in all its splendor. The rededication of drew a crowd of thousands […]
The November issue of The Blue and White is on racks near you! This month, we went abroad, into Morningside, and outside of conventional history. The only feature that combines public nudity in Japan with being a Mormon in France (plus music and food from Argentina, Russia, and Turkey). The chain store invades Morningside Heights. Imagine […]
Street-shopping is a time-honored city tradition. There is nothing a New Yorker loves to brag about so much as their new pashmina scarf/gloves/rip-off handbag that they got “on the street for like 5 dollars!” – nothing, that is, except for scoring something cheap and vintage. Morningside Heightsers embracing the mantra of their adoptive home can […]
Robert McFadden, a writer for the New York Times’ CityRoom blog, waxed poetic this morning about his recent visit to Morningside Heights. Sights include our local public library branch (conscience clearing), our fair campus (an “open fortress”), and Riverside Park (“burning yellow and russet”). Overall, it’s really just a page-long muse, but at least it’s […]
Feeling melancholy this Sunday? Be daring and venture out of the confines of Butler into Morningside Park, the area’s oft-dismissed sanctuary of tall trees and fresh breezes. At the bottom of the 436,232 stone steps, Bwog had to flatten itself against a wall as hordes of screaming children raced around in circles, delighted at having […]
Soul food lovers who enjoy not walking very far from campus to obtain your soul food, rejoice! Relatively recent neighborhood addition Rack&Soul has just reopened after a brief period of dormancy. The popular chicken and ribs purveyor has moved right next door to a smaller location on 109th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. Their new […]
Columbians, ready yourselves: only 7 short days until the very campus you call home is featured on the greatest television show in the history of the world. Next Monday’s episode promises to be full of grand, sweeping shots of Earl and what looks like the Math Lawn, the only catch being that Columbia isn’t Columbia […]
State Assemblyman confirms what everyone already knows, Morningside Heights is old and has lots of pretty buildings. Iraq activists: Ring my bell, wash my flag. Columbia’s killing cancer. Cool! Columbia students are hot for Hookah. Smart Women Securities for Females in Finance. GSSC election circus continues.
For many of us, it’s difficult to even imagine a Morningside Heights without Pinkberry and West Side Market—not that we would ever want to. What would such a haunting reality even look like? Bwog Webmaster Zach van Schouwen stumbled upon a collection of historical photographs of the neighborhood that will give you a good idea. […]
The Village Voice has just released its list of the Ten Worst Landlords in New York City, and man oh man, are these guys jerks. The landlords profiled in this article evict tenants unfairly, cut off electricity without warning, and change the locks on 70 year-old diabetics while they are stuck in the hospital. One […]
Self-proclaimed “loyal bwog reader” Xavier Estevez writes in about Freedom Writers, a movie being shot outside Barnard today. Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey has been spotted. Take a stroll around 117th, maybe you’ll bump into the film’s star, Hilary Swank.