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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News


New eats near NYU: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao on St. Mark’s Place

Ever wondered how the soup gets inside soup dumplings, or how to eat them? Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao’s new location brings the Shanghainese delight to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Culture Editor May 27, 2024

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is a traditional Chinese comfort food restaurant near campus and a solid choice for any...

A man wearing a blue hoodie sits in a chair gesturing. On the table behind him is an N.Y.U. hat.

Benny Blanco visits NYU to celebrate the launch of his cookbook

In an exclusive interview with WSN, the award-winning songwriter and producer discussed his passion for food and the inspiration behind his new cookbook, “Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends.”
Amelia Chang, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

On May 1, NYU’s Steinhardt Music Business Program and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music teamed up for a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of award-winning songwriter...

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Food Studies professor wins University Distinguished Teaching Award

Steinhardt professor Amy Bentley makes the food studies department proud with achievement for outstanding student engagement in teaching.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

The annual University Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes a few full-time faculty members for their commitment to engaging with and mentoring students in their respective fields....

Ramen noodles in a pink pot with a hand holding a glass top.

How to level up your instant ramen game

From adding silky egg ribbons to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, here are five hacks you need to try to upgrade the classic college student meal.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 2, 2024

You can’t call yourself a college student if you don’t live off of instant ramen — or at least during the busy final exam season. Truly, if you were to cut my stomach open,...

One of the dishes of the hassun, a aburi otoro with menegi wrapped in renkon. (Julia Smerling for WSN)

Unveiling Tsubame’s excellence through omakase

As graduation season arrives, the fine-dining omakase is an exquisite dinner fit for special occasions.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Hidden away on Park Place in Tribeca, Tsubame is a calm and elegant retreat from the busyness of the New York City restaurant scene. With at most 10 guests per round of seating,...

A tray with fried calamari, spring rolls, fried dumplings, chicken satay, two different sauces and curry puffs.

Sabai Thai is an intimate nod to Thai cuisine

From Thai-style seafood to spicy curries, Sabai Thai has it all on its inclusive and tangy menu.
Sar Perez, Staff Writer May 1, 2024

Situated near the Flatiron District and several streets away from NYU’s Gramercy Green residence hall, Sabai Thai stands out on the bustling street of Park Avenue South. The...

Photo of the festival with a yellow sign that says “DRAGON FEST” in red font.

Roaring success: What it’s like to stroll and devour through Dragon Fest

The outdoor Chinese food and culture festival is back and better than ever. Here’s my experience with the fiery and festive eats.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor April 30, 2024

A person’s hand holding a pastry in a white wrapper with a Chinatown street in the background.

We tried Chinatown’s most viral cheap eats — here are our honest opinions

From longtime classics to trendy bites, this food crawl has something for everyone. Which trendy eats are actually worth the hype?
Annie Emans and Lauren Ng April 25, 2024

Manhattan’s Chinatown has it all — but where do you start? Going on a food crawl through the iconic neighborhood is a quintessential New York City experience, but also a daunting...

A paper tray on grass with six bao buns and two forks on it.

Smorgasburg: The global glory of eating through America’s largest food festival

The food festival reopened on April 5 and will continue until Oct. 27. Though every vendor served up the most delicious eats, there is only so much food one person can eat in a day.
Bella Simonte, Contributing Writer April 25, 2024

In need of a fix for street eats outside of campus? We got you. In its 14th season, Smorgasburg is a food festival dedicated to local vendors. Starting in Williamsburg, the festival...

Front of a bar with a black facade and orange signage that says “PEBBLE BAR.”

Cocktail chronicles: A guide to Midtown bars and nightclubs for every day of the week

Let’s go above 14th Street!
Liz Lindain and Leila Anderson April 24, 2024

By popular demand — literally no one asked — we are back with another rendition of cocktail chronicles, but this time we are going above 14th Street, specifically, to Midtown....

Three chefs prepare dishes in a kitchen.

Restaurant Yuu brings French flair to omakase in Brooklyn’s Little Tokyo

Chef Yuu Shimano’s stellar take on seasonal French and Japanese dishes wows all the taste buds.
Jonathan Mak, Deputy Sports Editor April 24, 2024

The exterior of Scarr’s Pizza, with a sign that says “Scarr’s Pizza,” and two people inside.

The best way to go on a pizza crawl across Manhattan

From the East Village to the Upper West Side, these classic shops are the perfect way to see the city through slices.
Stutee Oke, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

New York City is the mecca of American pizza with over 2,000 shops across the five boroughs. From dollar-slice counters to brick-oven pizzerias, there is a pizza place for everyone,...