Tag Archives: New York

Live (and Free) from New York…

Don’t tell my parents, but the main reason I moved to New York was for The Colbert Report. Going to Columbia was a convenient way to get here, but I came for Colbert. I hoped (I guess I still hope, … Continue reading

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Eating Through the East Village

It may have poured rain on Tuesday for Commencement, but the weather was perfect by Thursday, as my sister and I joined the New York Food Tours East Village Food Tasting and Cultural Tour. New York Food Tours, owned and … Continue reading

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If I Can Make It Here

As a graduating senior who frequently writes for a blog, I’m supposed to be dispensing wisdom and waxing nostalgic about the fleeting pleasures of youth. But frankly, I don’t feel that wise and public displays of nostalgia often seem painfully … Continue reading

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Graduate Student Artist: Jing Chen

Jing Chen is a graduate student at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Jing left a high-powered corporate lifestyle in search of a new direction. Along the way Jing discovered her passion for oil painting. During her time at … Continue reading

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Snowflakes and Wonderland on 5th Avenue

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs of Manhattan, Christmas always started with a trip to the city. It was a major event that required getting decked out in a sparkly dress with a big bow and … Continue reading

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BAM: Cate Blanchett in A Streetcar Named Desire

“A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, dir. Liv Ullmann, starring Cate Blanchett

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30 Museums in 28 Weeks: MoCA

The Museum of Chinese in America sits on a quiet stretch of Centre St. fringing Soho and Chinatown, and initially I mistake its glossy front for another boutique, except the two nattering men in uniform outside seem incongruous on an … Continue reading

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30 Museums in 28 Weeks: Dress Code Red

This is the second in a brand new blog series: 30 Museums in 28 Weeks. Through CUarts’ Passport to New York program, Columbia students get in free to 30 museums in the city. We will attempt to visit every single … Continue reading

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New to New York?

First adjectives that pop into your head when you think about starting college or graduate school? Scary. Strange.  Difficult.  But when you stop letting the anxiety take you over, other words emerge:  New. Fun.  Challenging.  Exciting.  It’s easy to be … Continue reading

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Mamma Dia!

Call it your last arts getaway for the summer. As exciting as the arts in our lovely five boroughs are, sometimes you just need a break from the city.  This past weekend, I headed to Beacon, NY to check out … Continue reading

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