Astor Place Hairstylists: The former barber of Childish Gambino, Adam Sandler and more

New York City’s mom-and-pop stores are immortalized into historical institutions through tourism, movies and music. Even so, few businesses can encapsulate the word “iconic” like Astor Place Hairstylists.  The legendary barbershop has been operating for...

NYU Marriage Pact: Where Are They Now?

In a pandemic that has perpetuated isolation, genuine lasting connections are few and far between. This happens to coincide with the technological revolution of dating apps, like Tinder and Bumble, which exist to spark...

The weird and wonderful world of The Evolution Store

In a glass case rests a rainbow of brilliant crystals cut into points, pyramids and glittering orbs. Art pieces with swirling patterns made out of pinned butterflies and beetles with iridescent exoskeletons hang on...

Keeping faith: what community means in remote religious services

Since the beginning of the pandemic, religious communities nationwide learned to adjust to remote services for the safety of their congregations. One year later, with Easter and Ramadan on the horizon, NYU students continue...

Grandma’s Place: where you’re always welcomed home

Grandma’s Place, a toy and bookstore for children located on Lenox Ave. and West 120th St., is a home for everyone in Harlem. The store has served the Harlem community since 1999. Inside, customers can...

Midterms aren’t an excuse to skip meals

We’ve all been there. It’s 9 a.m. and you have an eight-page paper due in the afternoon. You haven’t started yet, but it’s okay. The time crunch gives you the rush of adrenaline needed...

Rushing into isolation: NYU’s hasty response to handling positive COVID cases

The New York City protocol for quarantining in your apartment bedroom is clear: monitor symptoms, stay away from others. But what happens when NYU students living in dorms contract the virus? COVID-positive residence hall students...

How NYU students spent spring break — if you can even call it that

I wasn’t looking for an adventure-filled long weekend.  I was more hoping to spend a peaceful day curled up in my dorm room, watching the movie I started the week before but never finished....

The importance of being “Indian-ish”

There’s nothing like the excitement of receiving a package notification. A few weeks ago, I was delighted to get that email and pick up the large cardboard box my mom sent me from home....

Behind the scenes of quarantine confessions

Any first-year student who found themselves quarantined in their NYU dorm room last fall surely remembers the rush of adrenaline that came from refreshing their Instagram feed and seeing a new batch of quarantine...

Residence hall councils must find new ways to adapt to a remote year

COVID-19 restrictions implemented in residence halls have created a unique challenge for resident hall councils. During a time when students cannot meet one another in person, they must find a way to create a...

The moral dilemma of dining in a pandemic

New York City: the city that never sleeps — because all we do is eat. Home to over 8,000 restaurants across its five boroughs, New York City is a gastronomical hub that offers tourists...
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