When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: a beer hall is ready for Columbia students, the West Village gets a coffee shop, and shots and beer are being served together on Houston.
Columbia planning prof and his students imagine a New York of bike shares and self-driving cars
After Columbia University expanded in Manhattanville, 34-year-old Floridita was forced to move from its Columbia-owned location. But the Caribbean joint reopened just a few blocks away at 12th Avenue and 125th Street in the same building as Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. They're serving up the same grub from t ... More >>
Hunting for viruses with Columbia's Simon Anthony
On the evening of June 7th, three men - Luis Catalan, 25; Heriberto Suazo, 26; and Amaury Rodriguez, 30 - were found dead inside a stolen $88,000 BMW on 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue, just on the outskirts of the Columbia University campus. No gun shots were ever heard and a Columbia class ... More >>
A new interactive map tool, created by the Modi Research Group at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, reveals some unsurprising patterns about New York City's energy consumption. The tool can tell you, down to individual buildings, which parts of the city used the most ... More >>
Last night, I spoke before a group of gay journalism students at Columbia and was surprised to find that one of their top concerns was that Kim Kardashian brings down our culture! I was amazed that serious Ivy League students even devote brain cells to thinking about the Kardashian clan. Bu ... More >>
Josh GosfieldThey're right here in a blog written to welcome me back to my alma mater, the prestigious Columbia University! For one hour! See, I'm heading up there to talk to some young LGBT journalists, and I'm all set to tell them to be extremely brave since the industry they want to ente ... More >>
Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>
One of the drug dealing frat boys busted at Columbia University late last year pleaded guilty today to the criminal sale of a controlled substance, accepting felony charges in exchange for light sentencing. Now he's off with just six months in jail and five years probation, though the felony ... More >>
Donald Trump is the currently the country's biggest troll. According to Wikipedia, a reliable source for things like this, a troll "is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the pri ... More >>
For New York archaeology students, a planned semester studying ruins in Egypt turned into a round trip back to Manhattan
This week in the Voice, Steven Thrasher examines the methods of the Success Charter Network and its polarizing CEO Eva Moskowitz. The Bronx Success Academy features "a half-time psychologist, a speech therapist, a music instructor, and even a chess teacher." Would you believe that it's workin ... More >>
Watch out for this burglarCops are searching for a burglar who has recently been smashing and grabbing in and around Columbia University. The suspect resembles Omar, but we know from The Wire that Omar doesn't bother citizens.
via Columbia.eduIt's a bad week for Columbia University, what with the bust of five of its students for selling $11,000 worth of drugs to undercover cops, and now...this. Via DNA Info, poly-sci professor David Epstein was charged yesterday for having a three-year sexual relationship with his ... More >>
Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>
A look back at No Wave
The NYPD is looking for witnesses to a robbery and assault that took place in Riverside Park at 6 a.m. on July 5. A 19-year-old woman identified as a Columbia University affiliate was jogging near the tennis courts at West 120th Street when an unidentified assailant pushed her into a wall -- causing ... More >>
Ten young men and women are starving outside of Senator Chuck Schumer's Midtown office. They've gone without food for 9 days and counting to pressure Schumer to support and speed up the (often ridiculously long and involved) bureaucratic process to pass the Dream Act bill, which would allow i ... More >>
It's that magical time of year again when the uppity nerds of Columbia University bestow upon the people their picks for this year's Best Writing Stuff. And we're going to attempt to add some context to these proceedings as they happen. So, here, we're live-blogging the Pulitzer Prizes. Unfor ... More >>
A State Court of Appeals decided this afternoon that New York State was wrong to grant Columbia University eminent domain rights that enabled it to seize land from property owners whose businesses were located in the footprint of the university's expansion. This ruling marks the culmination of a ... More >>
As if swine flu weren't enough to worry about, a man in upstate New York has died of Eastern equine encephalitis. This brain virus is rare at present and spread by mosquitoes to horses, humans and other animals; no cure is known for the human cases. Officials in other states have had their ey ... More >>
Arrestees' lawyers trying to fend off subpoenas for e-mails, notes, photos.
Enter the alternate universe of the Walkmen
Columbia students among those proselytized at a screwy Colorado confab
Photo by Elena Dahl Wayne Barrett wasn't the only Voice writer to have a piece in last week's issue picked up by another news outlet without credit, the New York Post took similar liberties. The Voice reported last week that the owners of the latest incarnation of the Cotton Club refuse to sell th ... More >>
Yes, we have no homosexuals. by Kevin McKenna Columbia University sophomore As a gay student at Columbia University, I was looking forward to hearing what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had to say about the documented persecution of homosexuals in his country. Ahmadinejad did not discuss ... More >>
Bioethics matures into a formal academic fieldand faces an identity crisis
Colleges get freshmen on the same page with a summer book
Trust funders find out there's more to life than everything
MIICRNYCOAGNWMA? The attack of the female campus sex columnist!
There Is More To Be Explored In Columbia University's Middle East Studies Than Israel
Do Columbia professors abuse free inquiry when they intimidate disagreeing students?
A.J. Liebling had an eye for the beauty of a con and an ear for the city's idioms
Grad school provides exciting new road to poverty
The Best Slice Near Your School
Protests Turn Ugly as Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Israeli Forces Face Off On Campus
Orchestral Maneuvers Hit the Mark
'Students Gave Up Their Rights'
Classical Music Builds to a Crescendo
Beta-Testing the Line Between Body and Machine