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Man Kicks Car

by 09/26/2013
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Bob Blaisdell is an outstanding defender and champion of pedestrian rights.

Courting Coincidence

by 03/13/2011
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights, Uncategorized

Cullen McVoy has a networking meeting with a rich, powerful, and fashionably-dressed lawyer, then runs into him later that evening, when they both bring a bouquet of roses to the same woman.

Requiem For a Regular

by 07/28/2007
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

We called him Broadway Johnny, and as far as I know, none of us ever learned his last name. Every morning for the past fifteen years, he’d hobble out of Amsterdam House, the nursing home on 112th Street, and head for Straus Park to wait for Cannons, the dark Irish bar on 108th where Hemingway […]

College Town

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Rebecca wonders: What of the idealism that is the backbone of the law to working people marginalized by Columbia 's greed

Blood on the Tracks

by 12/31/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Suicide is so routine at the elevated subway station at Broadyway and 125th that it is a neighborhood rite of passage to see one

Post New Blog

by 09/24/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Internet dating has bittersweet results for a charmingly overwrought undergrad and his would-be paramour

Shrugging off the Strike at Columbia

by 02/22/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

The author contemplates the dearth of human kindness at New York's most prestigious university. First appeared at

The Old Man and the Strike

by 01/05/2006
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

He looked like he was about 135 years old

My Current Favorite School

by 11/03/2005
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

Columbia Unbecoming, indeed: a high school student visits a little-known campus in Harlem and is distressed by what she sees

Found: Tyrannosaurus Rex

by 09/10/2005
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

After enjoying an enormous slice of pizza, a young man is himself consumed by fear of a stranger

The Religious Life of Objects

by 09/28/2004
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

She was showing me her favorite textile, a small pre-Columbian piece, dated around 500 BC.

Cat and Prostitute, 1969

by 01/31/2004
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

It was 1969 and cats were everywhere in Morningside Heights