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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lionel McIntyre (pictured) is the Nancy and George Rupp Associate Professor in the Practice of Community Development and the Founding Director of the Urban Technical Assistance Project at Columbia University. As Columbia University president for community development, he's tried to make peace ... More >>
The "Train of Thought" aperçus and apothegms, which replaced the "Poetry in Motion" subway cards last year as the bored and bookless rider's eye-contact-redirect of last resort, has gone over well with literary-minded locals and been covered by the New Yorker before. The magazine now t ... 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 >>