David Tanzer wrote:

> We could have a coffee, for anyone who is in the area. Here, that would at least be me and Allan.

I'm in! I live in the Boerum Hill area, and work near Madison Sq Park.. how about you? You can message me on +Allan Erskine or first -dot- last -at- gmail

> Something about Columbia strikes me as Azimuthal

Could it be [the Earth Institute](http://www.earth.columbia.edu/) or their [climate informatics](http://www1.ccls.columbia.edu/~cmontel/ci.html) offshoot? A friend of mine knows Claire Monteleoni who does all this stuff, but she has left Columbia it seems.