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A blue construction poster that reads “Work in Progress: Educational” with a photo of a blueprint is on a green wall. Next to it is a white and purple poster titled “181 Mercer Street Project” showcasing information about the construction project.

NYU sues New York City over neighborhood rezoning

NYU filed a lawsuit arguing that a provision in the city’s approved rezoning bill violates the New York state constitution.
Aneesh Kumar, Staff Writer Apr 19, 2022

NYU filed a lawsuit against New York City on April 13 in response to a provision in the rezoning plan for the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods. The university argues the provision violates...

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: An Earth Day festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 18 to April 24.
The News Desk Apr 18, 2022

A writer symposium with distinguished authors 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join writing professor Tim Tomlinson for a discussion...

A close-up shot looking past the windshield of a car. A red circle inserted into the image highlights the head of Frank James, who can be seen as a blur in the background.

Relief in East Village after alleged Brooklyn shooter arrested

Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting, was arrested on Wednesday, April 13, after Zack Dahhan spotted him walking on the First Avenue sidewalk.
Kristian Burt, Rachel Cohen, and Abby Wilson Apr 13, 2022

Zack Dahhan was repairing security cameras inside of Saifee Hardware & Garden in the East Village when he saw Frank James — the man accused of the mass shooting in a subway...

The platform of the uptown local track of the R/W trains at Eighth Street station near NYU. A screen at the platform indicates major delays of the B/D/F and N/Q/R/W lines.

Students frustrated with NYU’s communication following Brooklyn shooting

Messages from NYU Campus Safety and the Tandon School of Engineering dean came hours after a mass shooting disrupted commutes to and from campus and left community members wary of taking the subway.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer Apr 13, 2022

Gallatin senior Anushka Dhoot woke up on the morning of Tuesday, April 12, to several texts from her family and friends telling her to avoid taking the subway. After seeing in...

A crowd of people march on the street in a protest passing by parked cars holding protest banners.

East Village rally protests destruction of houseless communities

New York residents protested the citywide sweeps and demanded that Mayor Eric Adams provide community-controlled housing during a demonstration in Tompkins Square Park on April 8.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor Apr 12, 2022

More than 100 people stood in solidarity with their unhoused neighbors on Friday, April 8, to protest the sweep of encampments throughout New York City. The Tompkins Square...

A reproductive rights protest at Washington Square Park. Protesters hold signs saying “Jews for Productive Rights,” “Men of Quality don’t fear Equality,” “NYU stand up for Reproductive Rights,” “Sex is beautiful; Reproduction is optional,” “Abortion is Healthcare” and “Abortion = Healthcare = Human Right.” NYU sophomore JJ Briscoe holds a megaphone and speaks to the crowd.

Students protest Bobst Library anti-abortion demonstrators

NYU students rallied for reproductive rights in Washington Square Park last Thursday in response to an anti-abortion protest outside of NYU’s Bobst Library the previous week.
Lauren Ashe, Senior Staff Writer Apr 4, 2022
A group of NYU students organized a rally in Washington Square Park last Thursday in response to an anti-abortion protest held outside of NYU’s Bobst Library during the prior week.
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: Food festival, sustainable fashion show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 4-10.
The News Desk Apr 4, 2022

A workshop on racial justice solidarity 1-3 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join NYU’s workshop comparing performative allyship and solidarity...

A bronze sculpture depicting Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse. On one side stands an indigneous person and on the other side stands a Black person.

Faculty petition demands NYC Theodore Roosevelt statue be dismantled

The open letter calls for the halt of the statue’s planned move from the American Museum of Natural History to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2026.
Joyce Li, Contributing Writer Mar 31, 2022

More than 50 NYU faculty members signed an open letter demanding that the statue of former President Theodore Roosevelt, which stood outside the American Museum of Natural...

A birds-eye-view of the Lower East Side and Financial District skyline at night. In the middle, a street converges with the horizon. Parked cars line the sides of the street.

Students struggle to afford off-campus housing as rents surge

Due to increases in New York City rent prices, many students at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus are having trouble finding affordable apartments.
Carmo Moniz and Belle Mbaezue Mar 30, 2022

With New York City rent prices at a historic high, many students are struggling to find affordable off-campus housing for this upcoming summer and the 2022-23 academic year. Some...

A crowd of mainly young protestors hold up a red banner saying People Not Profit and other protest signs on a march across the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path on a cloudy day as an American flag waves in the wind on top of the bridges arches.

Hundreds take over Brooklyn Bridge for climate justice

Fridays for Future, a youth-led climate advocacy movement, organized a global strike to pressure legislators to enact environmental legislation on Friday, March 25.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer Mar 29, 2022

Hundreds marched from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Manhattan’s Foley Square on Friday, March 25, as part of a strike condemning government inaction against climate change. Members...

The exterior of the REI SoHo Flagship Store. The storefront has words that read “REI Co-Op” and “Since 1938.” The facade of the building is predominantly red with green trim around the windows. The building sits just behind a busy traffic intersection, and a black car is passing the store as pedestrians cross the street.

REI student workers anticipate NLRB union certification

The REI in SoHo is the first location to unionize. NYU student employees hope the union contract will lead to improved working conditions.
Elias Lopez, Contributing Writer Mar 10, 2022

Workers at the REI flagship location in SoHo won a vote to form a union 88 to 14 on Wednesday, March 2, making them the outdoor equipment retailer’s first unionized store. Employees...

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: NYU event with Solange and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: March 7 to March 13.
Carmo Moniz and Lauren Ashe Mar 7, 2022

A gallery to reflect on loss Noon-5 p.m. at 8 Washington Mews Free, restricted to the NYU community NYU community members are invited to visit the “Grief Garden,” a...