Archinect - Columbia University GSAPP (Heinz) 2014-09-03T01:04:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453634/eastern-migration-first-week Eastern Migration + First Week Heinz von Eckartsberg 2010-06-08T16:49:06-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:19-04:00 <p>I feel it would be appropriate to preface my initial impressions at Columbia with the incredible feat of actually <i>moving</i> to New York. I&rsquo;d equate it to someone punching you in the face and taking all of your money......and then maybe telling you that there's no Santa Claus. It was an absolute shit storm. There were so many parties involved that you lose track of who you should be talking to. In the end, my girlfriend and I found a great place though four blocks from school so the bitterness has worn off.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_em1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_em2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><br> We are nearly through the first week of classes and have already begun our second assignment for Studio. I love our neighborhood and this city. Its speed and the quiet moments in between create a dynamic like no other place in the world. It's also ugly at times, gritty, and unforgiving. It's real in every way possible. <br><br> Columbia sits in its own microenvironment in Morningside Heights looking out over Harlem. It teems with people from every place you can imagine. Within o...</p>