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Five containers of food placed on a wooden table. From the left to right: a waffle with walnuts in a yellow paper container; two bao buns and three egg rolls in a paper box; a salad bowl with brown rice, eggplant, arugula, tomatoes and curried chickpeas; a box of fried chicken and fries; and an entire pizza with goat cheese and spinach in a pizza box.

Urbanspace puts your favorite dining hall to shame

When you don’t want Cluckstein for the third time this week, check out Urbanspace Union Square.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor Jan 25, 2023

As the semester begins, everyone is looking for the perfect spot to study and grab a quick bite — or maybe 13. Conveniently located between University Hall and Palladium on 124...

Five doughnuts from Dunkin’ rest in an orange box on a light brown wooden table. Out of the four doughnuts, two are glazed with white icing and sprinkles, one is glazed with pink frosting and sprinkles, one is glazed with brown frosting and sprinkles, and the last one is plain glazed. A book can be seen in the distant background towards the right corner of the image.

Do-nut say no to these doughnuts

Tired of running on Dunkin’? Here are some new places to fill the doughnut-shaped hole in your stomach.
Jonathan Mak, Contributing Writer Dec 15, 2022

New York City is famous for the bagels, while its brother, the doughnut, has been cast aside. Whether they’re jelly-filled or classic glazed, doughnuts are a go-to for any occasion....

A black facade that reads “Carbone” in white font. Inside, there is dim red lighting. A female is visible sitting down alone at a table in the restaurant.

Carbone alone: The subtle beauty of solo dining

Dining alone is the best way to beat long reservation lists and recharge.
Valentina Plevisani, Staff Writer Dec 8, 2022

Many say New York City is the place for people who aren't afraid to do things on their own, and my social anxiety of being alone has significantly subsided since moving here. I...

A physical installment of a cup of light milk boba tea with orange bobas.

The art of milk tea literacy

A guide to bobanatomy, so your milk tea orders can be informed and elegant.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer Dec 7, 2022

If you’ve ever walked into a boba or bubble tea cafe and felt completely bewildered by the overflowing menu plastered on the wall, you’re not alone. As students living in a...

A road sign that reads “the letter E 22 Street” and “Third Avenue” is hung on a wall filled with Christmas decorations.

Rolf’s NYC: Christmas sleigh or neigh?

Relatively ignored during the off-season, Rolf’s is packed until closing from November to January. Do the reviews and social media exposure live up to they hype at this German bar?
Julia Diorio, Staff Writer Dec 5, 2022

Christmas in New York is famous for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, its Rockefeller Center decorations and window displays galore. As a born and raised New Yorker, even...

An illustration of a brown-haired woman in a long-sleeve blue shirt holding a bagel with her left hand. Behind her there are floating bagels in vertical lines, against a dark blue background.

How to order an NYC bagel the right way

New York City is famous for its bagels. Here’s how to act like a pro at the counter.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Nov 30, 2022

New York City is famous for having the best bagels in the world. There’s nothing like a good bagel in the morning to jump-start that 8 a.m., but if you’re new to the city,...

The facade of a restaurant with brown-tinted windows and a retracted, blue sun shade with white text “208” and “JA MOY” in all caps.

Keep calm and eat at Ja Moy Kitchen & Bar

Ja Moy is your new midday getaway to enjoy meaningful conversations and mouthwatering meals near campus.
Jay Sophalkalyan, Contributing Writer Nov 29, 2022

In a city that’s constantly in motion with radical individualism raging on every street corner, New York can sometimes make you feel insignificant, lonely even. By default, no...

Against a white white are plates of various desserts and a wooden peel with croissants and pieces of bread on it.

Pavé revitalizes the craft of European breadmaking

Pavé’s freshly made bread and quaint interior sets it apart from other cafes and bakeries in New York City.
Jasmine Venet, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2022

With November well underway, autumn leaves have blanketed the city streets and temperatures have dropped to a winter chill. As New Yorkers adjust to drearier days, they also seem...

Dozens of cookies laid out on a white table. In the background is a white and brown bottle of low fat milk, a black-and-white can of ice cream, and a pink piece of merchandise. (Jennifer Ren for WSN)

Insomnia Cookies college monopoly may Crumbl

Crumbl Cookies has recently opened its first New York City location, but the popular franchise may not survive in the saturated Manhattan cookie market.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer Nov 11, 2022

Almost three months after I had my last Crumbl cookie, I heard the news that the dessert chain would be expanding into New York City. The announcement brought me right back to...

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Let’s spice up the season — just not with pumpkins!

From figs to chestnuts, here are some treats that take a spin on classic fall desserts.
Daeun Lee, Contributing Writer Nov 10, 2022

I can’t remember the last time I walked into a restaurant or cafe in the fall without seeing some version of a pumpkin — edible or not. Being from Korea, I just never quite...

On the wooden counter are stacks of pre-packaged coffee beans. Behind the counter are wooden cabinets storing documents inside. Next to the coffee beans is a pot of plants with green leaves.

Best spots to celebrate National Cappuccino Day

These cappuccinos will make you say cappuccin-yes.
Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer Nov 8, 2022

The first sip of a great cappuccino is one of life’s simple pleasures. The bold coffee taste is perfectly balanced with the sweet decadence of warm steamed milk — the foamier,...

The bar area of the restaurant “Soothr.” In the background is a lit neon sign in orange that reads “SOOTHR.” On the counter tops and in the cabinets are bottles of liquor.

Thai food to Soothr your heart and soul

As the leaves yellow, get cozy with New York City’s most authentic Thai street food.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer Nov 7, 2022

New York City has officially made its transition to fall, with the yellowing leaves of Washington Square Park and the endless cycle of daytime drizzle. Now is the time to enjoy...