Last month, came news that the Wu Tang Clan's resident Genius, the GZA, is going to soon begin working with Columbia teacher Dr. Christopher Emdin and the website RapGenius to bring a better, hip-hop-based chemistry class to New York public schools. As cool as it is that GZA's taking this seriously ... More >>
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the 1 train at 110th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Morningside Heights.
The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>
Have you heard? There are coyotes in New York! Coyotes! They have been seen in our fair city's green spaces, such as Central Park, prowling -- all coyote-like -- around Harlem and near Columbia University with their hungry, coyote eyes and bared, coyote fangs.
Now, scientists say that these carniv ... More >>
No one wants.Obviously, people everywhere are angling to steal your wonderful, beautiful iPhone. Not to mention that shiny iPad you're always waving around! As evidence, the New York Post reports today on a duo that has been taking iPhones at gunpoint on the Upper East Side: They've stolen at ... More >>
Purple YamBroadway bound.Some encouraging news for Purple Yam fans who are weary of the Q train: the Ditmas Park Filipino restaurant will soon have two outposts on the Upper West Side, thanks to the NYC Parks Department.
In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change.
Today we talke ... More >>
Not an Ivy League gradIf you pay close attention, you'll notice that the New York Times is more or less a newspaper about getting your kids into an Ivy League school. The paper's knows their audience, so they host Q&As with important deans, devote entire blogs to the admissions process (with ... More >>
When I went to Columbia University, there were no drag queens in sight except for an occasional professor who'd accidentally put on his wife's halter top.
But the other night at the very same school -- 800 years later, mind you -- the place was positively crawling with them.
It ... More >>
Typically impatient New Yorkers are freaking out because we haven't gotten our earthquake yet. And we're due for an earthquake! Where's our earthquake? No, we are not going to wait in line for our earthquake! Nature, do you know who the fuck we are? Fortunately, seismologist Won-Young Kim fro ... More >>
Joe the Art of CoffeeJoe the Art of Coffee is already a fixture at downtown college campuses New York University and the New School. Continuing its citywide collegiate expansion, the coffee shop has officially opened its sixth location, on the Columbia University campus.
via www.roydenhollander.comRoy Den Hollendar, Men's Rights AdvocateYesterday, Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum ruled that ladies' nights are a legal part of New York's nightlife, dismissing a complaint by Roy Den Hollander, the lawyer and plaintiff who claimed that New York clubs, Copacab ... More >>
This morning, the Poynter Institute reported that Columbia University's launched a nonprofit news website via their Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media. It'll be focusing on national and regional reporting about education. Follow? A website, funded as a nonprofit, strictly devoted ... More >>
We're told that the NYPD's elite Emergency Services Unit has been called to the Manhattan side of the Holland Tunnel to chase down a coyote initially spotted in the tunnel.
According to the most recent report from the cops, the commuting coyote left the tunnel and was last seen on Varick St ... More >>
The Organic Center in Boulder is refuting claims made by a widely covered British study that found organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional. The Organic Center's own 2008 report showed that "organic foods were, on average, 25 percent higher" in nutrients.
Just as ... More >>