The economist Jeffrey Sachs, 58, is such a citizen of the world — especially the crowded, hungry and malarial parts of the world — that it may be hard to imagine him among the creature comforts of the Upper West Side. Yet when he has a Sunday at home, Mr. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and special adviser to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations, turns his focus to indigenous Gotham rites, like navigating Zabar’s. Home base for his travels is a Columbia-owned town house in the West 80s, which he shares with his wife, Dr. Sonia Sachs, 58, a public health specialist at Columbia, and their younger daughter, Hannah, 17, a senior at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
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