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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Imad Khachan presents a chess piece to the camera. Khachan owns Chess Forum in Greenwich Village on Thompson. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Chess Forum is home to Greenwich Village’s chess-playing community

By Ana Cubas, Music Editor April 16, 2021

Imad Khachan, the owner of Greenwich Village’s Chess Forum, wants all visitors to feel at home. He joked that the tiny wood-saturated shop has the feel and smell of a grandparent’s house. Fold-out...

The Evolution Store, founded in 1993, is a museum-style shop located on 687 Broadway. This family-owned business carries science & natural history-related items. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The weird and wonderful world of The Evolution Store

By Sam Brinton , Beauty & Style Editor March 30, 2021

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...