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Morningside Heights

  1. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants in Morningside HeightsWhere there are students, there are noodles, coffee shops, sandwiches, and, yes, pizza.
  2. First Look
    First Look at Douglas Rodriguez’s New Menu for AmigosIt’s not every day that a “celebrity chef” comes to Morningside Heights.
  3. icrime
    Morningside Heights Mugger Is a Brand SnobHe’ll give your BlackBerry back.
  4. Slideshow,
    First Look at Mel’s Burger Bar, Bringing LaFrieda to Morningside HeightsThe owners of Patsy’s take their cues from Bill’s Bar and Burger and Five Napkin.
  5. Openings
    Mel’s Burger Bar Will Start Selling ’Em by the Sack Next MonthWait, isn’t that tagline taken by White Castle?
  6. Openings
    Patsy’s Owner Does BurgersFlat-griddled LaFrieda burgers are coming to Morningside Heights.
  7. Openings
    Columbia Kids Get Stumptown, Burger BarAnd falafels!
  8. Reopenings
    Community Food & Juice ReopensAfter being felled by a kitchen fire.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Community Food & Juice Reopening Soon; Applebee’s Comes to HarlemPlus: half-priced scorpion bowls at Elettaria, and Fancy Food Show award winners in our regular roundup of neighborhood news.
  10. TV Land
    Did You Know the New Season of Chopped Premieres Tonight?A look at the New York personalities. Plus: Who is Kelly Choi?
  11. Fire Damage
    Community Food & Juice Is Down After Kitchen FireMorningside Heights has temporarily lost an outdoor café.
  12. the greatest depression
    Columbia Contemplates Cutbacks Due to Financial CrisisStudents majoring in useful fields will likely not be affected.
  13. NewsFeed
    Radio Perfecto Searches the Band for a New OwnerDid the fatal shooting that occurred outside of Radio Perfecto a few months ago put a damper on business?
  14. neighborhood watch
    Please Have Sex With My Dog in WilliamsburgAstoria: Voters here should be proud of Councilman Peter Vallone for protecting them against the hordes of parachute jumpers in the city. [NYS] Carroll Gardens: The MTA was removing asbestos from the Carroll Street subway station all weekend but didn’t bother to notify the neighbors or even close the hazmat-filled dumpster. [Gowanus Lounge] Clinton Hill: The health store at 478 Myrtle is perhaps overly ambitious: The grand opening sign is up, but the shelves are bare. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Does the MTA’s fare hike improve service? Let’s ask the eight buses lined up on First Avenue this morning, all trying to stop at 14th Street. [East Village Idiot] Morningside Heights: The buds are just beginning on the cherry trees up here. We’re almost out of this wretched season. [Weblicist of Manhattan] West Midwood: A new rendering for a Brooklyn College dorm is out, and it doesn’t look at all like the previous one.[Brooklyn Junction] Williamsburg: Beneficent owner is posting flyers to get his Highland Western terrier laid. [New York Shitty]
  15. intel
    Are the Other Ivy League Colleges Cooler Than Columbia?Today a Dartmouth student blog took a peek at the numbers of alcohol-related infractions per thousand students in each of the Ivy League schools. Unsurprisingly, Dartmouth itself came out on top. There’s not a lot going on off-campus in terms of nightlife, and since the popular fraternities are in and around school grounds, it makes sense that the university would be busting people with high regularity. But what we find more telling is that Columbia University is the Ivy League school with the second-lowest percentage of drinking infractions. Below Brown. Is that possible? There are plenty of reasons kids at Columbia wouldn’t get busted as much (they can drink anywhere in the city, they are too cool to get drunk), but the laws of physics imply that there would be a high level of obvious partying up there in Morningside Heights. We’re talking: Hundreds of Freshman + Dozens of Places to get IDs x Thousands of Delis Where Owners Don’t Care If You Are Underage / Limited Entrances And Exits To Dorms That Are Monitored For Safety = Easily Detectable Drunkenness This makes us worry. Surely our proud Manhattan Ivy Leaguers should be getting busted more frequently. Clearly the school is not working hard enough. Or is it possible that our best and brightest are the second-lamest in all the Ivy League*? That would be pretty devastating. How Do the Ivies Stack Up on Alcohol Enforcement? [Joe’s DartBlog via IvyGate] *Daily Intel does not advocate underage drinking. As to whether or not we think it is “cool,” we plead the Fifth.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    It’s Pancake Month — Where to Celebrate; New Fresco FinancialAstoria: Igloo, at 22-26 31st Street, serves brunch, and the fries are “hot and crisp, not soggy at all.” That would describe the ideal fry, no? [Joey in Astoria] Financial District: A second Fresco on the Go is set to open in May at 10 Hanover Square, only this version will be 8,000 square feet and “combine elements of a retail store, restaurant, and party space.” [Zagat] Morningside Heights: It’s Pancake Month! And it’s no surprise that some of the best hot cakes in town can be found at Clinton Street’s sister restaurant, Community Food & Juice. [Gridskipper] Tribeca: The new sommelier at Cercle Rouge, Jorge Riera, comes from the late 360 in Red Hook, and he’s hosting a biodynamic-wine dinner on Monday with Loire Valley winemakers Chateau Tour Grise. [Grub Street] West Village: Le Gamin has been rechristened the New French now that one of the owners is out and there’s a new chef and a reworked menu. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  17. Openings
    Clinton Street Baking Co.’s Brunch Comes to Columbia: More Exciting ThanUptowners will no longer need to hustle down to the Lower East Side to compete for Clinton St. Baking Co.’s coveted pancakes and waffles — owners DeDe Lahman and her hubby (and exec chef) Neil Kleinberg will be serving them at their new spot, Community Food and Juice, when it opens November 1. The waffles, we warn you, will be seven-grain instead of buttermilk, in keeping with a focus on healthy, organic, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Kleinberg is training chef de cuisine Manuel Perez, a former sous-chef at Le Bernardin, to turn out homemade matzo-ball soup and scallops with turnip carbonara. There’s also a juice bar so Columbia students hung-over from last night’s party at John Jay can restore vitality at one of the 30 sidewalk seats. Will this shorten the lines on Clinton Street? It might — Community delivers. Community Food & Juice, 2893 Broadway, nr. 112th St.; 212-665-2800. Menu: Community Food and Juice
  18. neighborhood watch
    Jackson Heights: The Musical! Wait, That Sounds Familiar…Cobble Hill: Some performance-art weirdos queued up, droidlike, outside of the future Trader Joe’s here. Was this some sort of Marxist semiotic commentary on the store’s long lines to come? [A Brooklyn Life] Elmhurst: The locals are getting into t’ai chi, which is cool, but they look like they’re doing the Thriller zombie dance in this pic. [Junction Blvd] Hell’s Kitchen: The flea markets haven’t been doing as well since they moved here from their longtime home in Chelsea, where condo-velopment pushed them out. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York via Chelsea Now] Jackson Heights: Stay tuned for Jackson Heights: The Musical! Hey, wait a minute, that Washington Heights show hasn’t even opened on Broadway yet! [Queens Crap via NYDN] Morningside Heights: Creatures including a camel, two llamas, some goats, a Chinese goose, a fourteen-pound rabbit, a porcupine, and a hermit crab paraded down the aisle at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine yesterday for a blessing. These pics are so cute! [Gothamist] Upper East Side: This sticky Indian summer is hardest of all on uptown gals planning the final stages of their wedding, don’t you agree? [Sex and the UES] Williamsburg: Yuppies moving here and to Greenpoint don’t want to send their kids to the local public schools, leaving some of them half-empty. [Brownstoner]
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Duck! It’s a Bay Area Culinary Invasion!Clinton Hill: The old guy who sharpens knives out of a truck is still news to some residents. [Clinton Hill Blog] Dumbo: Almondine Bakery is now serving crêpes and ice-cream sundaes. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: A San Francisco chef has moved east and opened a café called Abraco on 7th Street at First Avenue with a pastry chef formerly of Babycakes. [Eater] Morningside Heights: Night Cafe’s nightly rounds of trivia will be missed when the hangout closes in the next month. [NYT via Uptown Flavor] Upper West Side: Bodrum, a Mediterranean restaurant that serves Turkish meze, has just opened on Amsterdam Avenue near 88th Street. [Grub Street] West Village: Paris Commune gets no love from former diners, who want the place to give up already and close. [Eater]
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Goldfarb’s Kiosks to Invade Battery Park in SeptemberAstoria: Hellgate Community Supported Agriculture is distributing some very fine cherries, chives, and beets today. [Joey in Astoria] Battery Park: Will Goldfarb’s high-concept kiosks should open around Labor Day. [NYS] Greenwich Village: Lassi now sells packets of their freshly ground spices, including musky mango powder and tandoori masala. [NYT] Harlem: Sample exotic desserts and wine this evening at Make My Cake; beats provided by 90.3 WHCR. [Uptown Flavor] Morningside Heights: The owners of Clinton St. Baking Company plan to open a green restaurant on Broadway near 112th Street by the end of August. [NYT] Shelter Island: The Pridwin Beach Hotel & Cottages hosts all-you-can-eat cookouts every Wednesday night beginning July 4. [Hamptons.com] Upper East Side: Food historian and cookbook author Francine Segan will discuss the aphrodisiacal history of various foods from ginseng to rhinoceros horns at the 92nd Street Y tonight at 6:30 p.m. Samples will be notably more tame and will probably involve chocolate. [92nd Street Y] Williamsburg: U.K.-based TMI Food Group, whose packaged products include cooked sandwich bacon, opened its new food-manufacturing facility today at 7 Bushwick Place. [Bridal Blog/NYO]
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Carroll Gardens Has Its Own Empanada LadyCarroll Gardens: The nabe has an Empanada Lady. [A Brooklyn Life] Clinton Hill: Pillow Cafe, known for its peanut-butter smoothies, is serving alcohol, but, let’s hope, not PB shooters. [Eat for Victory/VV] Harlem: Twenty blocks is an unheard-of trek for a Venti Caramel Macchiato; residents near the impending Starbucks at 145th Street wait with bated breath for the opening. [Uptown Flavor] Morningside Heights: Columbia students have gained a Chipotle at 110th and Broadway, and it will kick off its opening on Wednesday, June 27, with a fund-raiser for the university’s athletics. [Grub Street] Nolita: Protest notices have been posted in response to the opening of burlesque club Forty Deuce in the former Little Charlie’s Clam Bar space. [Eater] Williamsburg: Monkey Town’s new chef Ryan Jaronik, from three-star restaurant Masa in Boston, debuts his menu next week. [Grub Street]
  22. intel
    Morningside Heights to Lose Its Magazine Shop Two inexorable facts of New York life these days — the slow death of print media and the fast rise of rents — are claiming another victim. Global Ink — the ne plus ultra of Upper West Side magazine shops and one of the most well stocked in Manhattan — will shut its doors next month after eight years at Broadway and 112th Street. The store, admittedly, had all the charm of a Kmart, with faux-wood floors and blinding halogen lights, but it was one of the few still around that carried something for everyone with an interest in the printed word, from Bonsai Today to Military Machines International to WAD. The owner, Essam Moussa, blames rapacious magazine distributors for his store’s demise, but he also noted in a farewell letter posted Thursday that technology has “reduced the need for hand held publications.” Great. So this is now partially our fault, too? Sigh. —Tayt Harlin
  23. neighborhood watch
    It’s All Downhill From Morningside HeightsBoerum Hill: It’s not enough that the Brooklyn House of Detention could reopen. Besides room for 720 inmates, look for two towers with residential or commercial space. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle via mcbrooklyn] Clinton Hill: Residents of the area’s southern flank, rejoice … a bank (a North Fork) is finally coming to Fulton and Clinton! [Brooklyn Record] Greenpoint: Residents come together to complain to a building inspector about excessive noise and damage caused by construction at 110 Green Street. [Newyorkshitty] Harlem: The Beaumont, a 63-unit Art Deco apartment building on Riverside Drive, has been sold for just over $20 million. [Uptown Flavor] Morningside Heights: This area has the greatest number of bike commuters — after Park Slope, of course. [Streetsblog] Park Slope: A local brothel is undergoing a renovation. But what will the building be now? [Curbed]
  24. neighborhood watch
    Chickens Further Brooklyn Gentrification Battery Park: This funky glass carousel thingy could serve as a spot that links park visitors to the Coney Island aquarium via a ferry. [Kinetic Carnival] Clinton Hill: Why go to a food co-op or the farmers’ market when you can raise chickens right behind your own brownstone? [Brownstoner] East Village: A first peek inside (and through the windows of) the Bowery Hotel, where rooms start (for now) at $245. [Hotel Chatter via Curbed] Gowanus: Oh, boy! It’s the four-part lecture on the history of the canal we’ve all been waiting for. [Brooklyn Record] Morningside Heights: Columbia students use clever street art to strike back at their school’s real-estate takeover of the area. [Gothamist] Prospect Heights: Have you met Sydney, Hudson, Jenny BiBabe, and Dakota on MySpace? They’re the new condos that want to be friends with you. [Gowanus Lounge]
  25. Three Blocks
    Ph.D.’s, M.D.’s Get Casual Eats, Tons of Takeout Around AmsterdamIn the micro-micro neighborhood centered around Amsterdam Avenue and 113th Street, Columbia students cram for exams at coffee shops and bistros while St. Luke’s Hospital workers grab quick bites from specialty delis.
  26. buy low
    Everything’s Bigger Up North (of Columbia) Ignore the broker-speak — listings agents are calling the neighborhood that straddles West Harlem and Morningside Heights “NoCo,” as in north of Columbia University — and you’ll see that this co-op at 501 W. 122nd St. may be the antidote to an Upper West Side family’s space-starved distress. With four bedrooms and two baths sprawled over 1,700 square feet, it’s worth a look, especially considering what the owners are asking. At $1.069 million, it’s the price of a two-bedroom ten blocks south or a smaller three-bedroom just one block over. Plus, the down payment’s a surprisingly buyer-friendly (for a co-op, anyway) 10 percent, and the apartment’s flooded with light. The downsides? It’s a walk-up, so hauling a stroller up and down the stairs could be tiresome. And it could use a makeover, especially the eighties-style kitchen. Plus, it combines two apartments so the layout’s a little funky. Still, at this price, buyers could conceivably have the cash left over to give it some TLC. — S. Jhoanna Robledo
  27. neighborhood watch
    Columbia B-School Explores Northern FrontierDumbo: In our version of The Straight Story, the old man on the tractor is a Jehovah’s Witness. [Brooklyn Papers] Lower East Side: Queens of the Stone Age will break in a new, giant restaurant-theater, the Box, tonight. [Brooklyn Vegan] Morningside Heights: Columbia Business School will move to Manhattanville campus and take 25 to 30 years to complete. [Curbed] Park Slope: New FAO Schwartz may be within Bugaboo-pushing distance. [Crain’s New York via NY1] Times Square: Photographic proof why New York is a city of singles. [Bagel in Harlem]
  28. vu.
    Not Every Morningside Heights Residence Comes With an RAMorningside Heights — West 100th to West 122nd Streets, west of Morningside Avenue — might as well be Columbia-land (Barnardsville?), considering the university’s massive presence here. But tucked among the neighborhood’s Columbia-affiliated buildings — many of them used to house students — are co-ops and condos for the rest of us. The stock is mostly prewar, with the graciously proportioned rooms and flowing layouts that have attracted apartment-hunters to the area for years, but one glitzy new development, 110+Broadway, just joined the scene. It’s not as cheap to buy here as it was back in the nabe’s sleepy, under-the-radar days, but compared to the rest of the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights will seem quite reasonable. You may even find some bargains in the rough.