Life in NYC

Popular Restaurants in Morningside Heights

Cafés & Bakeries
Levain Bakery* – 2167 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Max Caffe* – 1261 Amsterdam Ave.
Artopolis – 1090 Amsterdam Ave.
Hungarian Pastry Shop – 1030 Amsterdam Ave.
Chokolat Patisserie – 3111 Broadway
Joe Coffee – 550 West 120th Street (on campus – Northwest Corner Building)
Kuro Kuma – 121 La Salle Street
Double Dutch Espresso – 2194 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Nous Espresso* – Graduate Student Center in Philosophy Hall

Max Soha* (Italian) – 1274 Amsterdam Ave.
Flat Top* (American) – 1241 Amsterdam Ave.
Xi’an Famous Foods* (Chinese) – 2675 Broadway
Lolo’s Seafood Shack* (Caribbean seafood) – 303 West 116th Street
Roti Roll* (Indian) – 994 Amsterdam Ave.
Doaba Deli* (Indian) – 945 Columbus Ave.
Masala Club* (Indian) – 254 West 108th Street
Friedman’s (American) – 1187 Amsterdam Ave.
Community  Food & Juice (American/healthy) – 2893 BroadwayJin Ramen (Japanese) – 3183 Broadway
Sweetgreen (Salads) – 2937 Broadway
Bettolona (Italian) – 3143 Broadway
Dinosaur BBQ (bbq) – 700 West 125th Street
The Mill (Korean) – 2895 Broadway
Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor* (bar food) – 1135 Amsterdam Ave.
Brownie’s Cafe (sandwiches/salads) – basement of Avery Hall

(* = recommended by CS@CU students)

Grocery Stores Near Campus

M2M – 2935 Broadway
Apple Tree – 1225 Amsterdam Ave
Morton Williams – 2941 Broadway
Westside Market – 2840 Broadway
Fairway – 2328 12th Ave.
Best Market – 2817 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Health Services Near Campus

Columbia Health Center: John Jay Hall, 4th floor
Columbia Counseling and Psych Services:  Alfred Lerner Hall,  8th Floor
CityMD Urgent Care – 2710 Broadway
St Luke’s Hospital – 1111 Amsterdam Ave.

Morningside Heights/Harlem Landmarks

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
General Grant National Memorial
Apollo Theater
Tom’s Restaurant (aka Monk’s from Seinfeld)
…and Columbia is home to the most famous classroom in NYC!

Other Helpful Links

Columbia Arts Initiative: cultural event listings around NYC, discounted tickets to movies, theater, museums.

Columbia Public Safety Bike Safety Tips: how to bike safely in NYC, free bike registration with the NYPD, discounted bike locks

MTA TripPlanner: to find the best public transit route to wherever you need to go in NYC.

NYC Rent Guidelines Board: What every New Yorker needs to know about rental housing.

Columbia Off-Campus Housing Assistance

NYCgo: The official guide to NYC

NYC Basic Tips & Etiquette: A funny (and useful!) cartoon guide.

The Free Food Facebook Group