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A still from the television show “Emily in Paris,” in which characters Emily and Alfie walk down a Parisian street holding hands. Emily is wearing a black dress with a yellow cardigan, bag, beret, and gloves. Alfie is wearing white athletic shorts and a blue jersey.

Realistic or romanticized? Breaking down Parisian stereotypes

Television shows like “Emily in Paris” affirm Parisian stereotypes and intersect with everyday Parisian life.
Stella Lin, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

PARIS — “You may experience a Paris different than the one you see in ‘Emily in Paris,’” an NYU Paris staff member said during the abroad site’s spring 2022 orientation. While...

The Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy.

A commuter student on studying abroad

Studying abroad in a post-pandemic world is a big jump. For commuter students, it’s a leap of faith.
Emily Kerrigan, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

FLORENCE, Italy — COVID-19 has robbed me. That’s not a nuanced thought, but it occurs to me regularly. It has stolen momentous occasions from me: my high school graduation,...

A barista at Coffee Buffs filters coffee. With more than 7,000 coffee shops, Shanghai is the city with the most coffee shops in the world. (Photo by Claire Yao)

Shanghai’s experimental, fast-paced coffee culture

With 7,000 coffeeshops — more than any other city in the world — Shanghai’s coffee scene is defined by innovation.
Claire Yao, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

SHANGHAI — Coffeehouses became popular in the Middle East and Europe during the 16th century after coffee was supposedly discovered by a caffeinated goatherd in Ethiopia. Regardless...

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence lost an estimated 10 million euros when it was forced to shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May of 2021, Uffizi announced that they would be creating NFTs of some of their famous works to recover from the losses suffered during the pandemic. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

The Uffizi Gallery proves NFTs are profitable, but will they last?

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence turns to NFTs due to the economic downturn created by Italy’s nosedive in tourism amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Annie Hosch, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — As the pandemic surged through Europe last year, Italy’s museums and galleries shut their doors to the public. The subsequent shutdown of the tourism industry...

Daunt Books is an independent bookstore in London known for its architecture and book selection. London has a wide range of independent bookstores for locals and visitors to explore. (Photo by Saige Gipson)

The joy of being a bookworm at NYU London

If you wish to get lost in the coziest bookstores, NYU London is the place to be.
Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

Like many, I used reading to survive the depths of quarantine. It was comforting to sit down with a new book to distract myself from the world’s problems. London’s many unique...

“Amelie” the musical adapted from the 2001 film recently reopened at the Criterion Theater in the West End after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, the musical falls short of capturing the essence of the beloved film. (Photo by Saige Gipson)

Review: Latest ‘Amélie’ musical fails to live up to the film

The West End musical adaptation falls short of capturing the original film’s charm and emotion.
Saige Gipson, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

LONDON — The most recent attempt at a musical-theater adaptation of the 2001 film “Amélie” disappoints. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s romantic comedy depicted a French woman who,...

The hustle and bustle of New York City is considered part of the NYU experience. NYU Berlin offers a welcome change of pace. (Photo by Hunter Alexis Martin)

Laid-back in Berlin: valuing the present

Students at NYU Berlin enjoy the city’s relaxed pace of life compared to the hustle and bustle of other NYU campuses. Some feel anxious about returning.
Hunter Alexis Martin, Contributing Writer October 15, 2021

BERLIN — As “Aquaman” played with English subtitles on the Lufthansa airplane monitor, I reflected on leaving my home country, the United States, for the first time in my...

The Villa La Pietra estate houses NYU Florence. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, NYU Florence has paused homestays for the fall 2021 semester. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

Homestay closures disconnect students from Florence locals

With homestays on pause at NYU’s global sites due to COVID-19, study away students are finding alternatives to connect with the city on- and off-campus.
Aurora Russell, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy —  NYU’s historic, 57-acre Villa La Pietra estate gives students a glimpse of the Tuscan countryside — the expansive olive groves, historic villas and an...

Artist Alice Neel chose unconventional subjects for her paintings. A collection of her works is currently on display at the Guggenheim in Bilbao. (Photo by Elizabeth Crawford)

Alice Neel’s sublime portraiture

Alice Neel brings Harlem to the Guggenheim.
Elizabeth Crawford, Contributing Writer October 8, 2021

“I like to paint people that have been ruined by the rat race in New York City,” Alice Neel once told Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. Yes, a painter on a late night talk...

An art installation commemorating NYUADs 10th anniversary sits on the Abu Dhabi campus. The celebrations surrounding the anniversary were delayed a year due to COVID-19. (Staff Photo by Roshni Raj)

NYU Abu Dhabi celebrates its 10th anniversary

After a one-year delay due to COVID-19, the NYUAD community commemorated the accomplishments and challenges of the campus through virtual and in-person events.
Roshni Raj, Abroad News Editor September 27, 2021

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — NYU Abu Dhabi celebrated the 10th anniversary of its founding with a series of virtual events and a visual installation on campus on Sept....

Moments are witnessed through people-watching at the Parc-de-Montsouris in Paris. (Photo by Andi Aguilar)

The art of people-watching: A dispatch from Paris

Andi Aguilar reflects on the vibrant sights of the Paris streets.
Andi Aguilar, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Some of the world’s most beautiful moments may be taking place right in front of you — you just have to find them. As you enter Cité Universitaire in the 14th division...

Tourists flock to Florence every year to explore its renowned art galleries. While on the street, they should take note of the street art that dominates the city in Italy. (Photo by Annie Hosch)

Painting and politics: A look at Florentine streets

Beyond Florence’s many galleries and museums, political street art serves as a reminder of the city’s longstanding political consciousness and staunch DIY activism.
Annie Hosch, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

FLORENCE, Italy — Every year thousands make the journey to Florence’s great galleries and museums. They crane their necks to admire the magnificent height of the Florence Cathedral,...