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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


Three white plates on a wooden table: the migas are nearest to the camera, the bean and cheese pupusa is second nearest and the pork shoulder burrito is farthest.

Donna: A perfectly minimalistic blend of brunch dishes and Latin flavors

Located a couple blocks west of Washington Square Park, Donna is a charming spot for refreshing drinks and light Latin-inspired dishes made to share.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor Dec 6, 2023

Nestled right in the middle of Cornelia Street, Donna might escape your notice at first glance. Without a big sign begging for your attention, it seamlessly blends in with surrounding...

A man in a maroon shirt wearing a hairnet behind a counter reaches over the counter, handing two small spoons to a man in a black shirt and a woman in a white shirt.

Inside Tompkins Square Bagels: The East Village’s most cherished bagel shop

From traditional to innovative flavors, Tompkins Square Bagels brings dependably delicious bagels to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor Dec 4, 2023

Despite the more than 200 bagel shops in New York City, Tompkins Square Bagels perseveres as a go-to spot for East Village locals and NYU students alike. Whether your favorite...

An illustration of a cup of yellow beverage, with black boba at its bottom, blocks of ice floating at its top, placed in front of a sky blue backgroundwith white bubbles all around.

Ranked: 10 boba flavors to try before you graduate

From mango to matcha, here’s the where, what and why of 10 popular boba flavors you can try near NYU.
Teresa Mettela, Contributing Writer Nov 29, 2023

A white food truck that reads on the side “Fafu Traditional Chinese Cuisine” and photos of different menu items posted on its exterior parks outside N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business. Three people are standing outside the food truck waiting for their food.

Behind Fafu, Washington Square’s beloved Chinese food truck

The story behind one of NYU’s most popular food trucks is an unfeigned testament to Chinese immigrants everywhere.
Megan Sim, Contributing Writer Nov 28, 2023

When you think of grabbing a quick bite from a food truck in New York City, you might immediately think of tacos, hot dogs or maybe even chicken over rice. But what if you could...

Six buckets of chocolate chip cookies stacked on a wooden shelf. Behind them is a black sign that says “ULTIMATE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES” in white letters.

Friendsgiving dorm dinner classics you need this break

It’s easy to have a packed dining table — even if your kitchen is the size of a matchbox — with these five Friendsgiving dinner tips.
Sar Perez , Contributing Writer Nov 21, 2023

I remember my first Friendsgiving as a first-year. We were all huddled together in my friend’s tiny Third Avenue North kitchen, cooking in shifts without the right ingredients...

A storefront with a black door and red walls is inside the restaurant at the entrance. A red sign that says “FONDA” is hung above the entrance.

Fonda serves up a fiesta of flavor

This Tribeca restaurant unites tradition and modernity through a myriad of Mexican classics.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor Nov 20, 2023

After lining up for Fonda’s raved taco booth at Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 14, I knew I had to go to its brick-and-mortar restaurant in Tribeca....

The storefront of the restaurant which has “KOLACHI” and “ROLLS AND FRIES,” written in yellow text.

Kolachi’s rolls put Pakistani food on the campus map

The newly-opened Karachi-inspired restaurant in the East Village serves up affordable yet filling parathas and fries.
Krish Dev and Naisha Roy Nov 15, 2023

Kolachi, a new Pakistani restaurant in the East Village, brings the taste of Karachi to NYU students with its simple menu of hearty paratha rolls and spicy fries.  The restaurant,...

A man wearing a dark blue T-shirt with a Captain America shield image on it stands behind a restaurant counter. Behind him is a wall decorated by Ukrainian flags, fabrics, and pro-Ukrainian signs and flyers.

Streecha: Making pierogi affordable for everyone

A Ukrainian basement luncheonette attracts a growing number of young East Villagers in its mission to celebrate Ukrainian culture.
Alyona Uvarova, Staff Writer Nov 13, 2023

On Saturday mornings, at 8 a.m. sharp, NYU junior Julia Li makes her way through New York City’s streets for her weekly pierogi-making duties. A blue sign in yellow letters reading...

A woman wearing a purple shirt and light blue jeans stands in front of a food stall, while a staff from N.Y.U. Eats stands behind it. Above the stall is a television screen displaying a menu of Halal food offered at Kimmel Marketplace.

The best options for halal diners to use up their meal swipes

Believe it or not, NYU actually has some pretty delicious options for us halal diners — all you have to do is find them.
Maryam Babar, Contributing Writer Nov 10, 2023

As a Muslim student at NYU, I know the struggle of finding halal dining options all too well, especially when your friend orders the most appetizing chicken sandwich with the...

A collage of two photographs. On the left is the interior of a cafe, on the right is a hand holding a cup of coffee with the words “Café Lyria” printed on it.

Café Lyria: The Greek coffee sweetheart of NoHo

Brothers Yannis and Theo Mastoros welcome all to their cafe, a love letter and reminder of their Greek roots.
Salena Tewari-Rubin, Contributing Writer Nov 9, 2023

Just about every five minutes, a customer at Café Lyria approaches restaurant co-owner Yannis Mastoros. Be it to say hi, give him a hug, catch up on life or discuss coffee beans,...

Wegmans exterior with a line of Citi Bikes in front of a red fencing.

Wegmans at Astor Place brings a taste of suburbia to NYU

Students weigh in on the popular supermarket chain’s first Manhattan location.
Krish Dev and Mikaylah Du Nov 2, 2023

Trader Joe’s no longer holds a monopoly over NYU students' grocery lists, thanks to Wegmans which opened its first Manhattan location at Astor Place on Oct. 18. Sophomore...

A crowd on the street enjoying food with food stall tents on the sides of the road.

The must-try Japanese street foods from Japan Fes

From fluffy pancakes to takoyaki, Japan Fes offered an impressive range of classics and novelties. Here’s where you can find some in the city.
Lauren Ng, Contributing Writer Nov 1, 2023

The Manhattan food scene is already diverse and delicious, but throw in a Japanese food festival and the food frenzy spreads like wildfire. On Oct. 28, Japan Fes New York held...

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