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Andrea Lui, Dining Editor

Andrea Lui is a sophomore at Stern studying Business with concentrations in Finance and Computing & Data Science and a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. She developed a profound love for writing while performing poetry, prose and dramatic monologues for over 10 years as a competitive public speaker. At NYU, she's also an Admissions Ambassador and serves as the External Relations Co-Director of the Board of Undergraduate Stern Women in Business. Andrea is on a mission to try every single restaurant in New York City … Check out @lui.andrea on Instagram to see if she succeeds.

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New eats near NYU: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao on St. Mark’s Place

Ever wondered how the soup gets inside soup dumplings, or how to eat them? Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao’s new location brings the Shanghainese delight to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Culture Editor May 27, 2024

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is a traditional Chinese comfort food restaurant near campus and a solid choice for any...

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How to level up your instant ramen game

From adding silky egg ribbons to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, here are five hacks you need to try to upgrade the classic college student meal.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 2, 2024

You can’t call yourself a college student if you don’t live off of instant ramen — or at least during the busy final exam season. Truly, if you were to cut my stomach open,...

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Navigating nightlife: How NYU students are transforming the party scene with startup Flite

Industry-leading investors stimulate NYU students' event planning startup to success.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 1, 2024

Event planning can be mind-numbingly tedious, often with a million moving parts to consider. From booking a venue to selling tickets, hosts reach out to multiple vendors at a time...

A brown bag lays flat on a white surface. Around it are a small blue hairbrush, a blush stick, a perfume rollerball, a perfume bottle, a wallet and a small jar of lip mask.

What’s in our bags?

WSN's culture editors go through the abyss that is each of their bags.

Every day, we walk on campus lugging around the usuals — our wallet, NYU ID, laptop — but they’re rarely the reason our bags are so heavy. From perfume bottles to journals,...

A person picking up a piece of duck with a pair of chopsticks from a dish that is filled with duck and red and green peppers.

Hunan Slurp, home to mouthwatering meats and noodle Narnia

From decadent noodle soups to divine takes on traditional Chinese cuisine, Hunan Slurp will surely cure any winter woes.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor February 7, 2024

Hunan Slurp, a contemporary Chinese eatery located in the East Village, serves up luscious noodle and entree dishes in homage to head chef Chao Wang’s home — the Hunan province...

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Everything in and everything out this semester

The fall semester is out and reading WSN is definitely in.

Every new year brings unpromising New Year’s resolutions that only get us so far. We’re tired of gym memberships going to waste and litanies of books gathering a plethora of...

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NYU Motorsports: The masters of mettle and moving parts

From Tandon students tirelessly engineering cars to Stern and CAS students cold-calling organizations for support, here’s how NYU Motorsports persists in its never-ending race to achieve automotive excellence.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor February 1, 2024

NYU Motorsports, a Vertically Integrated Project of engineers, creators and entrepreneurs based at the Tandon School of Engineering, transforms motor racing into full-fledged business...

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Sweetgreen opens new Outpost location at Stern

The Stern School of Business expands their dining options for students on the go with new mobile order pickup stand.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor January 29, 2024

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Staff Recs: Holiday drink orders

From cozy lattes to spiced wine, here are WSN’s recommendations of drinks near campus that will get you into the holiday spirit.

With how cold it is outside, a festive drink is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you toasty. While sitting in class or walking along West Fourth Street, students almost always have...

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A jolly journey eating through the wondrous Bryant Park Winter Village

The Culture Desk brings you their recommendations on the best eats that you can’t miss on your next trip to Bryant Park.

When it comes to holiday markets, Bryant Park Winter Village is a must. There’s ice skating, a decorative tree, stands selling knickknacks you’ve never even heard of, and perhaps...

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Inside Tompkins Square Bagels: The East Village’s most cherished bagel shop

From traditional to innovative flavors, Tompkins Square Bagels brings dependably delicious bagels to the East Village.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor December 4, 2023

Despite the more than 200 bagel shops in New York City, Tompkins Square Bagels perseveres as a go-to spot for East Village locals and NYU students alike. Whether your favorite...

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Review: 2023’s ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street’ revival brings more than blood and guts

The two-time Tony-winning revival’s comprehensive attention to visuals, music and choreography make it an unforgettable spectacle.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor November 30, 2023

With its stunning 26-piece orchestra, a star-studded cast and some of the grandest stagecraft on Broadway, attending the tale of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”...

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Fonda serves up a fiesta of flavor

This Tribeca restaurant unites tradition and modernity through a myriad of Mexican classics.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor November 20, 2023

After lining up for Fonda’s raved taco booth at Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 14, I knew I had to go to its brick-and-mortar restaurant in Tribeca....

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Chowing down on tacos and tequila with ‘Breaking Bad’ stars

I ate 15 phenomenal tacos with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul at Food Network’s NYC Wine & Food Festival, and here are the top three you need to try.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor October 24, 2023

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We ate unlimited burgers at the NYC Wine & Food Festival, and the best one is from New Jersey

The Blue Moon Burger Bash served bottomless burgers, but here are the three that stood out amongst the meat madness.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor October 19, 2023

The Blue Moon Burger Bash at Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 13 marked a fantasy-like food festival full of burgers, beer and bashful attendees...

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Comfort food at EEEEEATSCON NY 2023 that healed my rainy day

EEEEEATSCON NY with five E’s ate. If you didn’t get to attend the festival this year, here are the stalls of five New York City restaurants that made the terrible weather worth it.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor October 12, 2023

When you search @infatuation_nyc on Instagram, you’ll be instantly hit with an incredibly colorful feed of New York City’s best eats. You may know of The Infatuation, an online...

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Staff Rants: School-life balance

As the semester starts to kick in, the WSN staff shares their experiences with balancing — or at least trying to balance — their academic and social lives.

On self-care Molly Koch — Opinion Editor Between going to class and working 20 hours a week, I never have time for myself. I have to pick and choose my battles between doing...

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Moonstruck for mooncakes at the Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s that time of the year again for having an excuse to only eat desserts for dinner: here are New York City’s best treats and eats for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Andrea Lui and Jack Dai September 28, 2023

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The quintessential restaurants to visit during your time at NYU

You can’t graduate without having dined at these local treasures. Here are 11 iconic restaurants all NYU students must try.
Andrea Lui and Daeun Lee September 18, 2023

Whether you’re still settling into your first year or just about to graduate, you can’t call yourself a Violet if you haven’t tried at least one of these restaurants. Our...