Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:34 pm

Tekrul wrote:I would do so many things for a phone interview. So many things.

Edit: Grats!


You've got solid cash monies at NYU...

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby KingFish » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:37 pm

helix23 wrote:
Tekrul wrote:I would do so many things for a phone interview. So many things.

Edit: Grats!


You've got solid cash monies at NYU...

I will trade you, Tekrul.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tekrul » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:42 pm

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nodame » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:45 pm

In via e-mail! 170/3.9, held in February, LOCI sent last Monday, no interview.
Btw, does anybody know if we have the option of paying the deposit with credit card?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ph5354a » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:48 pm

nodame wrote:In via e-mail! 170/3.9, held in February, LOCI sent last Monday, no interview.
Btw, does anybody know if we have the option of paying the deposit with credit card?


Congrats!! Yup, if you go to the admitted students website and do the online enrollment form, you can use a credit card there.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tekrul » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:11 pm

Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U) @columbia.edu

NOW IS NOT THE TIME!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby gbelle » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:18 pm

Tekrul wrote:Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates (SEE-U) @columbia.edu

NOW IS NOT THE TIME!



OH NO! I took a few classes at CLS in the past few years, and sometimes I wake up to emails from them inviting me to attend random events, which get filtered into my "Law School Applications" folder inbox. Kills me.

ALSO CONGRATS TO EVERYONE NEWLY ADMITTED! GO CELEBRATE!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tekrul » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:19 pm

You understand my pain :cry:

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby untar614 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:30 pm

Tekrul wrote:Morton Williams is a small grocery on the broadway side on 116.

Milano is a snobby deli/grocery that has high price tags on cheese you've never heard of.

Fairway is on 125th and is not a bad walk. This is your best bet if you cook your meals as I did in UG.


As for the fitness center. It's a zhoke. As a student athlete, I preferred to schedule 7 am weight training even though I am inclined to sleep till noon rather than use that god awful facility open to the general student body. The athlete training room is dope. The general room is not.


What do you mean about the fitness center? Is this athlete training room something I wouldn't have access to? Basically I want to know what options I may have (if any) to do some real weight lifting if I'm over there. Any private gyms in manhattan that aren't out of price range?

And how much does food at fairway cost? I'm spoiled by super walmart with chicken for under $2/lb.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tekrul » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:11 pm

You can maybe get that price for bone in, not skinless thighs, but things will generally be more expensive. It is after all NYC. Also, the area by Fairway on 125th can get sketchy late at night. I'd get the shopping done when the sun's up. It's fairer in price than Morton Williams which has a premium on everything for the convenience of being literally across the street from campus. As another poster mentioned, there is a trader joes by the 72nd street station. It's about 10 minutes away by subway. But when it gets busy there, the line can get real long. I prefer to walk a few more blocks to the Fairway closest to me.

The gym is not that bad. It can get really busy. The downstairs portion of the gym area is what you're looking for. Upstairs is cardio and machines. IIRC there are three benches and racks. Be prepared to wait, be prepared to be asked by people if you're done every time you get up. Weights can get hard to find at peak times as well. If you want to mix in cardio, put your name down on the list by a time slot as soon as you get there. Mix it in whenever possible, it's hard to keep a cardio before/after lifting strictness there.

And yes, the athletic training room is open only to athletes and even for them, only during their scheduled times.

Of course if you can get in off-peak depending on your schedule, then none of this is really going to affect you.

Edit: more details on the grocery

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:41 pm

Tekrul wrote:You can maybe get that price for bone in, not skinless thighs, but things will generally be more expensive. It is after all NYC. Also, the area by Fairway on 125th can get sketchy late at night. I'd get the shopping done when the sun's up. It's fairer in price than Morton Williams which has a premium on everything for the convenience of being literally across the street from campus. As another poster mentioned, there is a trader joes by the 72nd street station. It's about 10 minutes away by subway. But when it gets busy there, the line can get real long. I prefer to walk a few more blocks to the Fairway closest to me.

The gym is not that bad. It can get really busy. The downstairs portion of the gym area is what you're looking for. Upstairs is cardio and machines. IIRC there are three benches and racks. Be prepared to wait, be prepared to be asked by people if you're done every time you get up. Weights can get hard to find at peak times as well. If you want to mix in cardio, put your name down on the list by a time slot as soon as you get there. Mix it in whenever possible, it's hard to keep a cardio before/after lifting strictness there.

And yes, the athletic training room is open only to athletes and even for them, only during their scheduled times.

Of course if you can get in off-peak depending on your schedule, then none of this is really going to affect you.

Edit: more details on the grocery


you seem very knowledgeable. On the topic of gym: what about tennis courts? pool? are those open to law students? I play tennis and swim 2-3 times a week and I don't want to pay for a private club if I can avoid it.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby smdpnp » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:50 pm

Tekrul wrote:You can maybe get that price for bone in, not skinless thighs, but things will generally be more expensive. It is after all NYC. Also, the area by Fairway on 125th can get sketchy late at night. I'd get the shopping done when the sun's up. It's fairer in price than Morton Williams which has a premium on everything for the convenience of being literally across the street from campus. As another poster mentioned, there is a trader joes by the 72nd street station. It's about 10 minutes away by subway. But when it gets busy there, the line can get real long. I prefer to walk a few more blocks to the Fairway closest to me.

Which end of campus has better restaurants, 112th or 122nd? Choosing between Lionsgate/Lenfest has pretty much come down to food.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby gbelle » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:13 pm

smdpnp wrote:
Tekrul wrote:You can maybe get that price for bone in, not skinless thighs, but things will generally be more expensive. It is after all NYC. Also, the area by Fairway on 125th can get sketchy late at night. I'd get the shopping done when the sun's up. It's fairer in price than Morton Williams which has a premium on everything for the convenience of being literally across the street from campus. As another poster mentioned, there is a trader joes by the 72nd street station. It's about 10 minutes away by subway. But when it gets busy there, the line can get real long. I prefer to walk a few more blocks to the Fairway closest to me.

Which end of campus has better restaurants, 112th or 122nd? Choosing between Lionsgate/Lenfest has pretty much come down to food.


It's not so much about whether 112th or 122nd is best...Better food is just east of campus rather than West (aka Amsterdam rather than Broadway). PM me if you like for suggestions.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:14 pm

where's the nearest Taco Bell? I need at least 3 doritos locos tacos a semester.

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Postby banjo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:16 pm

112th is a better place to live, IMO. Better food, closer to the subway, closer to central park, closer to 24/7 pharmacies and West Side Market etc. gbelle is right however that Amsterdam has better food almost all the way down.

For Mexican, there's a chipotle, a tacqueria thing, Blockheads etc.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby TripTrip » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:22 pm

banjo wrote:For Mexican, there's a chipotle

I think you are legally required to use airquotes when referring to Chipotle as "mexican."

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:23 pm

helix23 wrote:where's the nearest Taco Bell? I need at least 3 doritos locos tacos a semester a week.


Seriously, though, fast food options around campus?

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:24 pm

TripTrip wrote:
banjo wrote:For Mexican, there's a chipotle

I think you are legally required to use airquotes when referring to Chipotle as "mexican."


lol

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:24 pm

moonman157 wrote:
helix23 wrote:where's the nearest Taco Bell? I need at least 3 doritos locos tacos a semester a week.


Seriously, though, fast food options around campus?


I was gonna say week but didn't want people to judge me.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby banjo » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:25 pm

TripTrip wrote:
banjo wrote:For Mexican, there's a chipotle

I think you are legally required to use airquotes when referring to Chipotle as "mexican."


Haha I know I know...there's always a HUGE line there anyway. But that taqueria place is actually sort of authentic according to my friend from San Diego: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/ta ... -mexicana/

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Tekrul » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:44 pm

Saji's offers a fair priced bento box type lunch. Chicken, teriyaki salmon, etc. with a california roll and rice.

Roti Roll is a solid place for some sort of spiced, chickpea based meal wrapped in something close to a tortilla.

There's a Mcdonald's at 104? I want to say. About that far downtown you can also find a KFC.

Amir's Falafel on Broadway side is pretty nice fare. I think there's also a Maoz Falafel a block or two down from it.

109 Gourmet Deli has the Spicy Special. This will be your 2am go-to as everything else is closed at around 10pm.

Other things I wouldn't consider "fast food" but are pretty staple Columbia fare:
The Mill - Korean
Vine - Japanese/Sushi
Uni Cafe - Pizza/cake/muffins/soup/salad bar/panini
Ollies - Chinese with very generously priced noodle bowls. Like 7-8 dollars for a gigantic bowl of soup you can make 2 meals out of.
Pinkberry - crowded all the time
Community Food & Juice - average stuff
Le Monde - French and they can prove it with the price tag
Havana - Cuban...ish
Mel's - god save their fries and burgers. not exactly cheap though

The last time I had Taco Bell was for the Super Bowl and it was so far away that by the time I got back to campus, the bottoms of the taco had turned to mush, the tacos were sticking to their paper wrappers, and it was all ice-cold.

Back to the topic of the gym: I have never seen Columbia's tennis courts, sorry =/ We have a boss tennis team so there has to be one somewhere, I assume it's attached to Baker field wayyyy uptown. However, we do have ~8 racquetball courts on the 3rd floor of Dodge, but be prepared to wait for these as well. As for the pool, getting a lane in Dodge is like striking gold. Insider tip: Use your CUID and use the Barnard one. Even if law students can't use it (which I believe all current students can) there is no swipe to the building, there is no swipe to the gym, and the girls that will take your ID at the pool will rarely ever check the back of your CUID to see if it says CC or SEAS. I don't think I've ever in my 3 years seen anyone else there but me. (It's the building straight past the Barnard gates, walk in and take a right, go down the stairs to the left at the end of the hall, follow the smell of chlorine.)

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:49 pm

Tekrul wrote:
Back to the topic of the gym: I have never seen Columbia's tennis courts, sorry =/ We have a boss tennis team so there has to be one somewhere, I assume it's attached to Baker field wayyyy uptown. However, we do have ~8 racquetball courts on the 3rd floor of Dodge, but be prepared to wait for these as well. As for the pool, getting a lane in Dodge is like striking gold. Insider tip: Use your CUID and use the Barnard one. Even if law students can't use it (which I believe all current students can) there is no swipe to the building, there is no swipe to the gym, and the girls that will take your ID at the pool will rarely ever check the back of your CUID to see if it says CC or SEAS. I don't think I've ever in my 3 years seen anyone else there but me. (It's the building straight past the Barnard gates, walk in and take a right, go down the stairs to the left at the end of the hall, follow the smell of chlorine.)


Thank you, I'll remember this.

When you say "wayyy uptown" what do you mean exactly? I'll be commuting around a lot anyway so if its only a couple blocks I'm not too concerned.

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Re: Columbia c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby dcg2120 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:49 pm

Tekrul wrote:Saji's offers a fair priced bento box type lunch. Chicken, teriyaki salmon, etc. with a california roll and rice.

Roti Roll is a solid place for some sort of spiced, chickpea based meal wrapped in something close to a tortilla.

There's a Mcdonald's at 104? I want to say. About that far downtown you can also find a KFC.

Amir's Falafel on Broadway side is pretty nice fare. I think there's also a Maoz Falafel a block or two down from it.

109 Gourmet Deli has the Spicy Special. This will be your 2am go-to as everything else is closed at around 10pm.

Other things I wouldn't consider "fast food" but are pretty staple Columbia fare:
The Mill - Korean
Vine - Japanese/Sushi
Uni Cafe - Pizza/cake/muffins/soup/salad bar/panini
Ollies - Chinese with very generously priced noodle bowls. Like 7-8 dollars for a gigantic bowl of soup you can make 2 meals out of.
Pinkberry - crowded all the time
Community Food & Juice - average stuff
Le Monde - French and they can prove it with the price tag
Havana - Cuban...ish
Mel's - god save their fries and burgers. not exactly cheap though

The last time I had Taco Bell was for the Super Bowl and it was so far away that by the time I got back to campus, the bottoms of the taco had turned to mush, the tacos were sticking to their paper wrappers, and it was all ice-cold.

Dropping in to say: don't underestimate the food carts. The halal cart on 115th and Broadway and the new dumpling cart next to the gates on 116th and Broadway are my lunch staples. As a bonus, the halal cart is open very late (at least until 2AM).

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