Nestled in a shady, tree-lined alcove in Morningside Heights on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the ivy-covered walls of Columbia University seem as though they would be more at home in Cambridge or Princeton than they are in the urban bustle of New York City. Indeed, given that it’s difficult to see any of the city skyline from the university’s campus, it’s easy to forget where you are once you step inside the school’s main gates on 116th and Broadway.
Columbia feels like a different world, and it’s not unusual to hear conversations in other languages as students gather to chat on the steps of Low Library.
Columbia offers virtual self-guided tours to visitors in groups of ten or less. Unfortunately, a university-issued ID card is required to access the interiors of most buildings; however, the campus offers ample green space to explore and numerous arresting views to take in. A notable exception to the ID policy is Low Library, the first building erected on the school’s Morningside property and its current administrative center. Guarded by an iconic statue of Alma Mater and flanked by two fountains, Low is certainly worth a look, especially its 106-foot tall rotunda, replete with references to classical scholarship and philosophy.
In good weather, visitors should consider taking advantage of the campus’ aforementioned grassy areas, which are more peaceful and pristine than those of Central Park, for example. Enjoy a snack, play a game of Frisbee or kick around a soccer ball, or simply soak up the sun in the quiet enclave surrounded by Columbia’s beautiful architecture. In the winter, the university features lit trees lining “College Walk,” the paved path that runs the length of the campus at 116th street from Broadway to Amsterdam.
Varied, affordable dining options abound near Columbia – this is a college neighborhood, after all. Highlights include Tom’s Restaurant, which sitcom fans will recognize from Seinfeld, serving up pancakes and milkshakes late into the night. A Hungarian pastry shop just a block off campus is a great spot for delicious dessert and coffee, while the surrounding streets offer fresh, authentic Thai, Mexican, and vegetarian/vegan cuisine, just to name a few.
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Great bed and pillows. Towels are okay size but thin and cheap feeling. The WiFi internet service is a joke... 2.5MB downstream is worthless. What year is this, 1999? My phone's hotspot was 25MB in[More]
this area. Why do guest room doors have to shut so loudly and people are so oblivious to waking everyone else on the hall? [Less]