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The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor Mar 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

A woman in a brown jacket bends down and lays a white flower on the pavement among other flowers. In front of her is a banner and a wreath, behind it is a fire truck.

Labor leaders, politicians mark anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A commemoration of the 1911 tragedy included speeches from local politicians, and a history of U.S. labor law.
Caleb Pisoni, Staff Writer Mar 27, 2023

Hundreds gathered outside NYU’s Brown Building on Friday to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the 1911 tragedy that led to historic reforms...

A rally attendee dressed in a gray mouse costume holding signs that read Democrat Rhino Politician and Trust me demonstrates in Collective Pond Park while two media personnel record the attendee from behind.

Trump rally outside Manhattan DA’s office sees scant attendance

A small group of protesters was surrounded by reporters outside of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Monday as they protested the potential indictment of former president Donald Trump.
Ania Keenan and Carmo Moniz Mar 20, 2023

The exterior of N.Y.U. Langone’s Tisch Hospital and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion.

Air quality ‘hazardous’ in North Brooklyn, says NYU study

The Grossman School of Medicine recently conducted a study with a neighborhood nonprofit, and found that the air in North Brooklyn contains high levels of hazardous chemicals.
Max Getty, Contributing Writer Mar 8, 2023

Levels of air contamination in North Brooklyn are “higher than desired for public safety,” according to a recent study conducted by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and...

A line of activists with megaphones and signs stand in front of a large crowd of people. They hold a black banner with green text which reads “Climate Can’t Wait.” They are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York City skyline is in the background.

Fridays for Future protesters walk out of school to demand climate legislation

Thousands of high school and college students marched from Foley Square to the Brooklyn Bridge to protest government inaction on climate change.
Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer Mar 7, 2023

Thousands of people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge from Foley Square Friday afternoon, calling for legislators to pass a bill aimed at reducing net carbon emissions in New...

Four vigil attendees appear in the photo. The three on the left stand, each holding a candle. The one on the right sits in a powered wheelchair.

Vigil at City Hall mourns disabled people killed by caretakers

The event sought to mark the Disability Day of Mourning and commemorate the lives of 198 disabled people killed by their caretakers.
Tori Morales, Deputy Managing Editor Mar 5, 2023

A vigil held in honor of disabled people killed by their caretakers worldwide drew more than a dozen mourners to City Hall Park on March 1, the internationally recognized Disability...

A police car sits in the middle of the intersection between east thirteenth street and university place with its driver’s side airbags blown, and yellow police tape reads “Do Not Cross,” draped on its left side. The front of the vehicle is severely damaged, with shattered glass and parts of the car in pieces on the pavement. Behind it are civilians and their vehicles along with other police cars and a firetruck.

Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

New York City Police Department officers collided with a civilian vehicle on University Place while heading to the location of a reported theft on Monday, Feb. 20.
Bruna Horvath and Carmo Moniz Feb 20, 2023

While responding to a report of theft on 14th Street, just south of Union Square, a New York City Police Department vehicle crashed into a civilian’s car at around 5 p.m. on...

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

A vigil-turned-march in Union Square on Friday commemorated the life of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was killed in England last week, before rallying for increased protections for transgender youth.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer Feb 20, 2023

Dozens gathered in Union Square on Friday, Feb. 17 to mourn the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who died in England earlier this month after being stabbed...

A storefront, viewed from the street outside, with harsh white lighting, and rows of colorful cannabis products displayed inside. A man wearing a red hoodie and black vest stands outside.

Illegal weed stores to be evicted as part of Eric Adams crackdown

Mayor Eric Adams filed lawsuits against four establishments, including two that are blocks away from NYU’s campus, which were selling cannabis without licensing, the first step in what he called a “laser-focused” plan to protect New Yorkers.
Tori Morales, News Editor Feb 8, 2023

Prosecutors will begin to crack down on unlicensed cannabis vendors across Manhattan, according to a Tuesday announcement by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and District Attorney...

A screenshot of the Congressional District Health Dashboard rests against a light purple background. It shows a map of the United States, with Congressional district boundaries highlighted next to the text “Explore the Health Snapshot for Your Congressional District.”

Get to know your district with NYU Grossman’s new data tool

NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine launched a new online tool that displays key health data for all 435 U.S. congressional districts. 
Jenny Seo , Staff Writer Feb 7, 2023

Researchers at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine have launched an online dashboard that they hope politicians will use to help guide health policy decisions. The dashboard tracks...

A man in a dark gray jacket and a woman in a light gray jacket, both wearing gray winter hats, hold full-size Israeli flags on poles. They are standing in front of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

Protesters criticize Israeli government’s far-right plans for reform

Protesters convened in Washington Square Park on Sunday morning to oppose the Israeli government’s recent proposal to limit judicial power.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 6, 2023

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park on Sunday, Feb. 5 to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to reform the country’s judicial system....

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Drawing with strangers, a film about lizards and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Feb. 6-12.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 5, 2023

Swap books at a party inside of a library 11 a.m.-noon at 444 Amsterdam Ave. Head over to the New York Public Library’s St. Agnes Library location on the Upper West Side...