New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A front entrance with the text “Electric Lady Studios” written in a retro white font on two reflective walls.
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Julia Diorio, Music Editor • Feb 20, 2024
The exterior of the Morton Williams Supermarket, with a prominent red lettering that reads Morton Williams at the top of the building and the phrase The Fresh Marketplace beneath it.
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Carmo Moniz, Managing Editor • Jan 31, 2024

Housing Guide 2019

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(Photo by Sam Klein)

New York City has a lot of hells: Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Penn Station at rush hour, the halal cart line at 3 a.m. on a frigid, drunken Saturday night. But apartment hunting in New York City tops all of those. Unlike the aforementioned hells, whose frights are merely fleeting, the hunt can last anywhere from a week to six months — that is, if you’re putting down a down payment for some luxury apartment in a Midtown high-rise. (You rich b-tch.) If you’re an NYU student, you’re fighting it out with the East Village rascals or the Bushwick baddies, or maybe you’re taking the safe route and just battling on the NYU Housing portal grounds. No matter what your situation is, finding a place to live isn’t a smooth ride. Roommates, grumpy landlords, broker fees, IKEA furniture, parents helping (or not helping) — these are the great woes of moving. 

But fear not, for the WSN Housing Guide is here to ease some of your back-aching pain. No, we’re not StreetEasy, Craigslist or the peak hub of New York City real estate, NYU Free and For Sale, but we’re here to present the pros and cons of NYU’s upperclassmen housing options, the bleak side of inclusive housing, a nosy peak into other NYU students’ off-campus apartments and some really aww-inducing photos of emotional support animals. 

I dedicate this issue to the gas leak in my apartment, my landlord George and the New York Fire Department. Without them, I wouldn’t have been exposed to such poisonous gases and then saved from those very same dangers. Oh, and shoutout to my new stove. My former stove — rot in hell, you gas-leaking whore. 

 

 

 

 

 

—Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor

Explore upperclassmen options that NYU Housing provides for sophomores to super seniors.
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By Sam Klein, Managing Editor
Photos by Alana Beyer, Polina Buchak, Min Ji Kim, Sam Klein, Gavin Koepke, Veronica Liow, Justin Park, Alina Patrick, Katie Peurrung

Hundreds of undergraduates populate NYU residence halls, but so do a handful of faculty members’ children.
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By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor
Photos by Katie Peurrung, Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

In theory, NYU’s gender neutral housing is there to ensure the safety and comfort of transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming students. But does it work in practice?
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By Anna Muratova, Under the Arch Deputy Editor
Photos by Justin Park, Under the Arch Deputy Multimedia Editor

Puppies and bunnies and kitties, oh my! Getting emotional support animals approved to live in NYU housing is a lengthy process, but for these students, having an ESA at school makes all the difference on their mental health.
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By Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch Editor
Photos by Katie Peurrung, Under the Arch Multimedia Editor

Living the New York City dream is not cheap. It’s even harder when you pay your own way.
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By Yasmin Gulec, Under the Arch Editor
Photos by Katie Peurrung and Justin Park, Under the Arch Multimedia Editor and Under the Arch Deputy Multimedia Editor

They say you shouldn’t mix work and home life, but for these students, that’s impossible. After all, their roommates are their collaborators.
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By Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Managing Editor
Photos by Alana Beyer, Multimedia Editor

A love letter to a former roommate: you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
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By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Voices Editor
Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio, Creative Director

Lived In

Three NYU students take us into their off-campus apartments and share how they got the place and their experience living there. 
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Interviews by Joel Lee, Under the Arch Deputy Editor
Videography by Justin Park, Under the Arch Deputy Multimedia Editor

About the Contributors
Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor
Pamela Jew is the Managing Editor of WSN's magazine, Under the Arch, and a junior in Gallatin studying 'Community Through Commodity' with a Anthropology minor. For a hot conversation starter, ask her about the summer she spent watching over 200 hours of Jake Paul videos because it's every day bro. She's from a town in the suburban outskirts of Atlanta, lovingly referred to as 'The Bubble,' but to burst your bubble, she unfortunately (or fortunately) doesn't have a southern accent. You'll find her social media if you hunt.
Sam Klein, Managing Editor
Sam Klein is a junior majoring in journalism and environmental science. He is interested in sustainable, large-scale farming and fishing as well as global economic development in the agricultural sector; he also supports eating insects. Outside of WSN he runs on NYU's cross-country and track teams. During his free time he enjoys photography, traveling, coffee and being outdoors. You can check out his work at samklein.myportfolio.com or on instagram @samkleinphotography.
Sophia Di Iorio, Creative Director
Sophia Di Iorio is a sophomore in Liberal Studies but more importantly, she's a Capricorn. Don't ask her what her major is. When she's not watching scary documentaries and horror movies, she can be found in one of New York City's many museums. Look for her with the black wardrobe and fun earrings. Are you addicted to iced coffee, too? Let's talk about it! Contact her via carrier pigeon or follow her on instagram @sophia.m.diiorio.
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