NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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Community Board 6 approves Asser Levy park

October 11, 2012

Community Board 6 approved the Parks and Recreation Department’s proposal to convert the two-block stretch of Asser Levy Place into a new park for Manhattan’s East Side last night. Asser Levy...

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New Green City aims to make New York more environmentally friendly

October 11, 2012

Union Square became a bit greener on Wednesday. Grow NYC, a non-profit, environment-oriented organization, returned to the Union Square Greenmarket for its seventh annual New Green City event. City...

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SoHo locals criticize restaurants’ noise level

By Nicole Brown October 10, 2012

Restaurant and bar owners and community members met to discuss the renewal of liquor licenses at Tuesday night’s Community Board No. 2 meeting on State Liquor Authority Licensing. In recent months...

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Social justice groups react to anti-jihad ads

October 10, 2012

In response to anti-jihad advertisements that were put up in New York subways last month, Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and the Sojourners have created two different counter-ads. Both were put...

Jonathan Tan/WSN

Peanut butter causes salmonella outbreak nationwide

October 10, 2012

In a rare case of salmonella poisoning, 35 people in 19 states including one in New York have fallen ill. The outbreak was caused by peanut butter and nut food products from the Sunland Inc. facilities...

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New York City requires businesses to display QR codes

October 9, 2012

The New York City Council approved a bill last month that will make it mandatory for city agencies that have inspection, permit, license or registration information online to post a quick response code...

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NYU dubbed next best for sex life

October 9, 2012

Known for prestigious academics, liberal mindedness and celebrity alumni, NYU recently gained another facet to its reputation: best sex life for students. Playboy Magazine took the top 100 colleges...

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Russell Tribunal on Palestine offers alternative perspective

October 9, 2012

In an effort to publicize Israeli violations of international law against the Palestinian people, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine held its fourth session this past weekend. The Russell Tribunal on...

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Magician David Blane leaves audience electrified

October 9, 2012

Career Guinness World Record holder and stunt-shocker David Blaine returned to his hometown of New York City this weekend to show off his newest stunt — getting electrocuted. The 39-year-old magician,...

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MSNBC host interviews Prop 8 lawyers

October 9, 2012

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow interviewed the Perry v. Brown litigators David Boies and Theodore B. Olson as the keynote of “Making Constitutional Change: The Past, Present, and Future Role of Perry v. Brown”...

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Former Stern dean Frederick Choi passes away due to illness

October 8, 2012

Frederick Choi, former dean and professor emeritus at the Stern School of Business, passed away on Oct. 2 due to illness. Choi was in his late 60s, according to a colleague. Early Thursday afternoon,...

NYU develops leadership program for Ghanaian nurses

October 8, 2012

NYU is collaborating with the Fundación Mujeres Por África, Banco Santander and the University of Ghana to design a program that promotes and develops leadership skills for Ghanaian women. NYU’s...