The disturbingly horrible stabbing murder of Barnard freshman Tessa Majors over a cheap robbery by one-to-three thugs is an awful story. The victim was an 18 year old female freshman, a very young-looking teenager, walking to campus around 7 or 8 p.m. when it would have been dark.
It hits home for me because I was a student at Columbia in the pre-Giuliani early 1990s and recall being told to never go to Morningside Park where it happened. I went there six years ago for the first time at my class reunion and recall feeling unsafe in broad daylight even then. It’s a wilderness-y narrow park on a sloping hill with long winding roads going side to side slowly upward with no obvious direct paths cutting through to the top, no shortcuts, you’re supposed to meander. The downhill side faces a gritty part of Harlem, including a major street with subway stops. The uphill leads to the backs of buildings of Columbia which are facing the university’s central squares. […]
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