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Overheard: Rubbing It In, Furnald-Style

Think your first round of midterms is stressful? At least your parents aren’t in town—note the following exchange between a macho-looking father and his Furnaldian son. The dialogue took place in a Furnald hallway, whilst the father pointed toward the dorm’s notorious resident condom bag. Father: So, have you been utilizing these condominiums? Son: Uhh, yeah. […]

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Animal House, Tamed

Admit it. You’re a little jealous of those elusive few with summer transfer housing who now get to shack up in one of the frat-houses-cum-dormitories on 114th. Check out their new digs, sans sticky floors (we hope)—the former Psi U house, pictured below. Update: The building formerly known as Pike is available for your visual […]

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Barnard: Where Every Day is Spring Break

A year’s tuition at Barnard gets you one year of bona fide Barnard education, or it makes you the owner of Barnard Island, Florida — only 45 minutes from Disney World Orlando! One of our most astute alumni tipsters noted that a recent roundup of private islands currently for sale includes the mythical isle for […]

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A Fountain Worth Playing In

The late John W. Kluge, CC ’37, generously donated to Columbia. By generously we mean he doled out more than $500 million to Columbia over the course of his life. Once the richest man in America, Kluge made a ridiculous amount of money, and gave most of it away. But the TV mogul kept some cash […]

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WBAR-B-Q 2011: Fresh Tunez & Uzbek Kebabs

Make the most of the fact that it’s not raining and that you couldn’t go to Coachella by attending our very own music festival! All fans of free food, sick up-and-coming indie bands, and sitting on the (Barnard) lawns should check out the 18th Annural WBAR-B-Q, student-run radio station WBAR’s outdoor barbecue and new music […]

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2 BR, Prez Ex-Occ: 142 W 109

In need of summer housing? Re-thinking that Schapiro walk-through? Rent Obama’s former apartment on 109th between Amsterdam and Columbus. Yessiree: Apartment 3E in 142 West 109th Street is available, and will cost you $1,900 a month, a pretty steep increase from our Commander in Chief’s 1981 rent: $360. Gentrification is a thing! As David Remnick […]

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Bwoglines: New Beginnings Edition

It’s finally time to buy an apartment in Manhattan! (NY Mag) MTV is letting people like you choose where to send season 2 of Jersey Shore. Giants Stadium is being demolished. (Daily News) Strippers (including an NYU student) pick the Saints to win the Super Bowl. (Post)

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From the Issue: The Chain Gang

From the November issue of The Blue and White, we bring you a piece about the growth of chain stores in Morningside Heights written by Lydia DePillis, James Downie, and Eliza Shapiro. Hard copies will be on the (nonexistent) racks on Monday! “How many banks do you need on one block?” asked Morningside Heights Assemblyman […]

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Confirming That Ricky’s Rumor

Rumors saying as much have been swirling around this very blog (as well as Spec) for a month or so, but Bwog just spoke with a clerk at Kim’s who confirmed the terrible news: When Kim’s closes, a Ricky’s Cosmetics will open in its place. You might be familiar with the products of Ricky’s if […]

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Enter: Empanada Joe’s

In a bold real estate move, the likes of which fair Morningside hasn’t seen since Pinkberry’s merciless eclipse of Tasti D-Lite, a restaurant called Empanadas Joe’s has opened a few blocks down from Havana Central and just mere stores away from Chipotle, igniting a battle of Latin-influenced Broadway establishments. The empanada retailer will be taking […]

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Gloomy Day Real Estate

Gothamist and Daily Intelligencer are reporting that Dean Kathryn Yatrakis’ daughter Catherine, and her lovely Greek shipping magnate husband Alastair Economakis, have decided to convert a rent-controlled building on 47 E. 3rd (a building they already own, pictured at right) from $625/month apartments to their personal private 6 bedroom/5 bathroom residence. While the conversion is […]

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Yay! We are smart! (But Bollinger is not.)

Prestige-obsessed Columbians should be pleased to hear that 3 2 3 of the 5 most influential “idea-makers” in New York (as ranked by New York Magazine) work at Columbia! Everyone else should at least get some morbid thrill to know that on said magazine’s list of the 5 most influential New Yorkers in education, our […]

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