Archive for July, 2011
Remember when we told you that West Way Cafe was closing its doors? Well now it’s officially being replaced by Manchester Diner (see photos below). Hopefully it won’t be too difficult for the new management to fill West Way’s shoes—it was pretty much your standard American diner: average food and generous portions. As long as Manchester serves up bottomless coffee, a buttery stack of pancakes, solid burgers and extra greasy fries, we’re on board. More »
One word greets you as you enter the homepage of the site Do We Have a Deal Yet?: NO.
CCSC president Aki Terasaki and ESC president Nate Levick have joined a growing body of over 120 student government presidents from across the country, calling on our leaders in Washington to “stop thinking about the next election, and start thinking about the next generation” as they attempt to solve the national deficit debacle.
So it’s almost August (otherwise known as “the dog days of summer”) and, well, some of us are ready to go back to MoHi. As Eyesites editor Margaret Boykin put it:
I’ve spoken to a lot of people who are excited about heading back to school, because these are the days that summer begins to lose its glory. It’s around the time you start crying in front of your broken AC, clutching your empty wallet and reminiscing about fall breezes and the days when the gross dining hall was only a few blocks away, when the only job you had was homework, the only person you reported to was (sometimes) your parents, and your friends all lived next door.
We asked the editors of The Eye to summarize why they’re nostalgic for school, in six words or less.
At school the weekend starts Thursday.
- Liana Gergely
Tortilla. Rice. Beans. Steak. Salsa. Chipotle.
- Nicollette Barsamian More »
As a Harry Potter fan, last weekend was weird. I didn’t see the eighth movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and I couldn’t decide if I would eventually. I spent a lot of time on ew.com and Facebook, and let the stream of rave reviews, record-breaking box office totals and excited friend-chatter wash over me.
Although my love for the books runs deep (to the extent of midnight release parties and Mugglenet.com membership) I’ve never liked the movies much. There’s no one reason, but they’ve just never compared to what was in my imagination (with an assist from illustrator Mary GrandPré). The look of the films always seemed wrong to me, somehow, and they were never capable of generating the tension or interest of even a fifth re-reading of one of the novels.
And I never really accepted them as a substitute after the series ended. Maybe I’m the only person who could have directed a Harry Potter series that would have satisfied me, or maybe it’s simply impossible. But I never related when fellow fan friends talked about how much they loved the movies. More »
Internships in any location, any language, any industry (except, maybe, in finance) mean long hours and little pay. In Hong Kong, where I’m interning this summer, minimum wage is still a relatively new concept—so every dollar counts. These are the things I could buy with said dollar.
1 USD = 7.8 HKD
3 empty DVD cases in Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The computer district in Wan Chai can be a little hectic but its a must-go for tech enthusiasts on the budget. At a electronic accessories store, I passed this gem of a purchase. These three cases cost almost as much as the DVDs that go inside them.
UPDATE (5:06 p.m.): Here’s the full story from the News Desk’s Finn Vigeland. The alleged sexual abuser was also shirtless and wearing a straw fedora.
This is pretty unbelievable. The Gothamist reports that a young male yesterday afternoon decided to skateboard down Broadway and grope pretty much every female in sight. The skateboarder by the time police caught him had allegedly “grabbed around 6 other girls around the same time and place.”
Here’s the account of the incident from one of the sexual predator’s victims:
I’m currently teaching at a Summer camp near Columbia university. Today, as I was walking back to camp after lunch, on BROADWAY, about 1:15 pm, a guy on a skateboard was approaching me. He looks like a student, certainly not out of place. As he passes he reaches over and grabs my breast!
I didn’t know what to think for the first 30 seconds, it was so odd! Luckily, I was right near the Columbia security booth so I immediately went there, spoke to them, and called 911.
According to commenter Will Parker cops “tackled, tazed, maced and, after he threw a punch to a cop, wrapped him in this crazy body bag thing.” The takedown apparently happened on 111th and Broadway.
Yikes. There’ll be a full news story from us later.
Combine the inexpensive, delicious tacos from Taqueria y Fonda with the upscale tapas bar ambiance of Buceo 95 and you’ve got the newly opened Cascabel Taqueria on the corner of 108th and Broadway (previously Lime Leaf).
Instead of the hodgepodge of tables that cluster outside of restaurants lining Broadway, Cascabel’s storefront is almost like a backyard patio. Brightly cushioned benches and seasonal plants surround a single table for waiting customers, keeping the space open and airy. Walk in, and the entire restaurant gives a similar feeling. Cascabel forgoes traditional walls on its street sides in favor of glass panels that fold away, making customers feel like they’re both part of the restaurant and the bustling street outside—a brilliant illusion that made us think that we were dining in a much, much larger restaurant. More »
The walkway next to College Walk and a new outdoor dining space outside of the LLC are undergoing construction developments. Our beloved walkway shortcut is revamping its pavement and including a separate power line for commencement next year.
And we’re finally going to be able to eat our John Jay salads at tables right outside the LLC—with gravel underneath.
Cheers for maintenance!