Columbia U. Goes Remote + Reasons to Be Hopeful Around 2022

Columbia U. Goes Remote + Reasons to Be Hopeful Around 2022

Welcome back, Upper West Side! Let’s get you all started to start this day on an informed note. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city today.

First today’s weather:

Rain and drizzle in the morning. High: 46 Low: 36.

Here are the best stories today in the Upper West Side:

  1. Columbia will move to distance learning in the first two weeks of the spring semester (Columbia Daily Spectator)
  2. West Side Rag »For what it’s worth: ‘There are legitimate reasons to be hopeful about 2022’ (
  3. City schools ‘open’, says Mayor Eric Adams (The New York Times)
  4. Manhattan District Attorney’s Office: Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Announces Management Team to Provide Security and Justice Fo … (Press Release Desk)
  5. Helen Rosenthal, council representative, says goodbye to UWS after 8 years (Upper West Side Patch)

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Today in the Upper West Side:

From my notebook:

  • American Museum of Natural History: “Welcome to Trilobite Tuesday! In the picture is a 2-inch (5.08 centimeters) long example of the lower Cambrian species Bristolia insolens. It is easily characterized by the uniquely angled spines emerging from the sides of the head. While t. . ” (Facebook)
  • American Museum of Natural History: “Did you know that? The dwarf sphaero (Sphaerodactylus parthenopion) is one of the smallest living squamates in the world! Squamates are a diverse group of almost 8,000 boneless and boneless reptile species, including snakes. V …” (Facebook)
  • American Museum of Natural History: “It’s time for the first mineral Monday in 2022! The picture shows the 21,327 carat topaz crystal known as the Brazilian princess. In the 1950s, a 75-pound (34 kg), light blue gemstone crystal was discovered in Brazil. The technology for cu … “(Facebook)
  • Central Park: “Central Park has been the inspiration and setting for so many amazing books – including fun readings for kids. 📚 Experience the park’s many stories with these book recommendations from NYPL The New York Public Library: …” (Facebook )
  • Councilor Gale A. Brewer: “Day 1 back in the City Council is a conclusion! My team and I are happy to represent District 6 and are here to help. Although my district office does not accept walk-ins, we are here to help by phone and email. You can reach us at … “(Facebook)
  • Central Park: “Join us for a walk in one part of the park that stays green all year round – Pinetum, a four-acre arboretum northwest of the Great Lawn. Its collection of 17 pine species is particularly impressive in the winter when the little ones …” (Facebook)
  • Columbia University in New York City: “In The New York Times:” The experience of the pandemic has shown that we are more resilient than conventional wisdom suggests, “said Teacher College Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, George A. Bonanno, who recently approved. .. “(Facebook)
  • Central Park: A warm, inviting sight during a winter in New York City, the newly restored dairy – originally designed to resemble a Victorian country cottage – shines against the twilight sky. The building’s charming, ornate architecture offers its own “winter …” (Facebook )
  • American Folk Art Museum: “Join the exhibition curators Valérie Rousseau and Emelie Gevalt online on January 25 at 13:00 ET for an introduction to our upcoming MULTITUDES exhibition and learn more about themes, works of art and artists such as William Edmondson, Henry Darg …” (Facebook )
  • Columbia University in New York City: “⭐ Hope everyone’s first Monday in 2022 has got off to a good start ⭐ Photo by: Vahe Hovhannisyan (GS’09)” (Facebook)
  • Councilor Gale A. Brewer: “If you attended gatherings during the holidays or were around people whose wax status you do not know, it is important to be tested for Covid-19. Manhattan test sites for the week and for other neighborhoods below.” (Facebook)
  • I love the Upper West Side: “When a rock ‘n’ roll wife stands up to a real estate developer.” (Facebook)
  • Riverside Park Conservancy: “Please make sure you drop off your wood anywhere next to Riverside Drive before this Saturday so it can be cycled in wood. … And help volunteer at Riverside Park’s location this Saturday, 1 / 8 from 10:00 – 14:00! Capacity is limited, … “(Facebook)
  • Councilor Gale A. Brewer: “Hot off the presss: my first city council newsletter! Read it here: https: // … Sign up (if you haven’t already!): Https: //us11.list- / subscribe? u = bf27f3da34498cc55bd5e1da4 & id = 1 … “(Facebook)
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger: “Do what we do best – make sure our community has fresh, healthy, high-quality food to make balanced meals for themselves and their families.” (Facebook)
  • The Beacon Theater: “JUST REGISTERED: The Allman Brothers Band presents the 50th anniversary celebration of Eat A Peach performed by Trouble No More in their debut performance, which includes Brandon” Taz “Niederauer, Daniel Donato, Dylan Niederauer, Jack Ryan and …” (Facebook )
  • Riverside Park Conservancy: “It will cost $ 36.5 million to completely renovate the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and we will continue to advocate for a public appropriation to fund the City’s budget. This is one of several Monuments in the City that have fallen in .. . “(Facebook)
  • Councilor Gale A. Brewer: “I’m proud to announce that District 6 is implementing Participatory Budgeting! Submissions can be submitted online until January 23 at” (Facebook)
  • New York Institute of Technology: “Kickstart your New Year by discovering new artists and songs. Listen to Executive Vice President Jerry Balentine’s Tech Tracks playlist, live on Spotify. Https://” (Facebook)
  • Bloomingdale Branch Library: “We’re back! We’m open again on Tuesday, January 4th from 10am to 7pm. Any items that are on hold, which should expire between December 30th and January 3rd, will still be available for pickup. Our librarian in charge of social media is h … “(Facebook)
  • Symphony Room: “Even though our relationship to touch right now is, uh, tense, it can give something in the direction of a kiss with even more intimacy and intent. That’s the thought that came to mind while I was listening to Selected Shorts: Too Hot for Radio as Jin H … “(Facebook)
  • West Side Campaign Against Hunger: “Are you a resident of a TRIE (NYC Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity) neighborhood? VOTE TODAY for The People’s Money. Your choice will determine how the $ 40,000 winning proposal is used in your neighborhood. Voting closes January 1st. .. “(Facebook)

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Gus Saltonstall

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