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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


A man dressed in a white shirt with red shorts and black shoes walks down the middle of rows of grocery items, including chips, straws, and toys.

Skip Whole Foods and try these more affordable alternatives

As a college student, grocery shopping without breaking the bank can be quite the struggle. Here are some options that won’t have you signing up for a meal plan again.
Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer Sep 25, 2023

With restaurants on every corner, the temptation to eat out for every meal in New York City is certainly strong, but one look at your dinner bill will have you setting up shop...

The side of a store that has a sign which reads “DANNY ON THE CORNER HOT ZEPOLLES” followed by three exclamation points. To the right of it is a blue sign showing deep-fried Oreo cookies. There are people standing around the store.

The best of the fest: Italian classics at the Feast of San Gennaro

A guide to the top eats at Little Italy’s 97th Feast of San Gennaro.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer Sep 21, 2023

Every September, a slice of old-world charm is renewed in the heart of lower Manhattan. Vibrant red, white and green arches illuminate Mulberry Street for 11 blocks from Houston...

An illustration of a floating burger, a pizza pie, platter of steak and a bowl of thai noodles against a purple background.

The quintessential restaurants to visit during your time at NYU

You can’t graduate without having dined at these local treasures. Here are 11 iconic restaurants all NYU students must try.
Andrea Lui and Daeun Lee Sep 18, 2023

Whether you’re still settling into your freshman year or just about to graduate, you can’t call yourself a Violet if you haven’t tried at least one of these restaurants....

Customers ordering from the counter in the restaurant Raising Cane’s. The words “One Love” are above the counter.

Raising Cane’s at Astor Place opens after weeks of anticipation

NYU students can now check out the Louisiana chain’s second New York City location.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor Sep 14, 2023

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in chicken fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York City on Sept. 13. Located at 20 Astor Place,...

The exterior of Le Fournil bakery. A banner with white text reads “Boulangerie” in blue, red and white, the color of the French flag, sits above the entrance.

The best French bakeries in New York City

These authentic French bakeries in the city will transport you to Paris.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

During the fall 2021 semester, I studied abroad at NYU Paris. Since then, I have not stopped talking about all the amazing French bakeries I ate at while across the Atlantic. I...

An illustration of a plate with four pieces of Ecuadorian bread, or “panes” on it against a red background.

Ecuadorian cheese bread and the silent labor of love 

How my abuelita's panes recipe helped me connect with my cultural heritage.
Tahra Khanuja, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

I remember visiting my abuelitos’ place as a child in Sunnyside, Queens, running upstairs to their sunlit two-bedroom apartment. Though we only visited a few times a year, the...

A cup of coffee and a bouquet of flowers placed on a wooden table outdoors.

Celebrate spring at these floral cafes

As spring flowers bloom, city cafes offer floral treats and beverages evocative of the changing seasons.
Daeun Lee, Staff Writer Apr 26, 2023

During the pandemic, a flower subscription service went viral in Korea, my home country, allowing me to decorate homemade tiramisu and rice cakes with edible flowers, simply because...

An illustration of Sahana Vij in an apron with a platter on a pedestal. On the pedestal is a menu which reads “BAKE AWAY” and “SAHANA VIJ” which is covered in imagery of silverware .

How an NYU student raised funds for 500,000 meals by publishing a cookbook

Sahana Vij shares how she raised funds for more than 500,000 meals for children in need with her cookbook, “Bake Away.”
Rose Clarke, Contributing Writer Apr 25, 2023

When Sahana Vij, a sophomore who transferred to NYU, released a short cookbook in her senior year of high school, she didn’t expect it to raise enough money to donate over hundreds...

The exterior of a white food truck covered in menu items and signs that read “ten percent off, N.Y.U. Cash only. Twelve dollar ziti. Fourteen dollar veg lasagna.”

Cheap, off-campus cravings: 5 lunch specials near NYU

If you only have a few minutes between classes to grab a bite, here are five of the best deals near campus. 
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer Apr 24, 2023

It can be overwhelming to find a quick, affordable place for lunch. There are countless places to eat around NYU, but it can be hard to remember which student discounts apply where....

Baker Sakura Smith holds two bagels with her right hand while holding her head with her left hand. She is wearing a green shirt and looking into the camera.

Sakura Smith is reinventing the New York City bagel

Fermented yeast from the mountains of Japan finds its way to Brooklyn through Bagel Bunny.
Olivia Liu, Beauty & Style Editor Apr 19, 2023

Malibu-raised baker Sakura Smith woke up at 4 a.m. today to feed her bunny. But Smith’s “bunny” is actually a bagel, and was born out of fermented vegetable yeast from a...

Two glasses of wine and a half-full wine bottle placed on a restaurant table with plates and utensils.

Make your table for two a table for 23 at Brooklyn’s Dinner Party

The Fort Greene restaurant curates community through family-style dining.
Anja Westhues, Contributing Writer Apr 17, 2023

A group of strangers. A carefully selected menu featuring mindful, fresh and seasonal ingredients. A night you’ll never forget. Welcome to Dinner Party, a homey take on the restaurant...

A taste of home: Reminiscing with Turkish chicken noodle soup

It’s never easy being far away from home, but my mom’s cold remedy dish, chicken noodle soup, gives me a sense of comfort when I need it most.
Doga Usanmaz, Contributing Writer Apr 12, 2023

Growing up in Istanbul, I never experienced a shortage of Turkish cuisine in my household. Thanks to my mom being an incredible cook, we ate Turkish dishes regularly, ranging from...

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