Washington Square News

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Washington Square News

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An illustration of a COVID-19 vaccination card in the background with a half-full syringe on the left of the foreground and a bottle reading “COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER” on the right.

Most NYU students haven’t received the bivalent booster, WSN survey finds

As NYU eases its COVID-19 requirements, most students are opting out of getting a second booster shot.
Feb 7, 2023

NYU’s COVID-19 regulations are at their least restrictive since they were first put into place in March 2020. At the same time, according to a WSN survey of 105 students, most...

A gray car with a yellow sticker and a white sticker in the bottom right corner of its windshield. The stickers read 4 and 24 respectively. The car also has a placard that reads New York University displayed.

Illegally parked cars claim NYU affiliation to dodge tickets

WSN spotted several cars sporting faked parking placards claiming affiliation with Campus Safety and the security officers union parked illegally near Washington Square Park. NYU and the security workers union have denied distributing the placards.
Dec 8, 2022

Cars using placards indicating an affiliation with NYU and Campus Safety’s security officers union have been parked illegally near university buildings a block away from Washington...

A New York City Police Department van is parked on a public sidewalk. Pedestrians walk past the vehicle near Union Square on East 14th Street.

NYPD vehicles park on sidewalks, violating city law and impeding accessibility

New York City Police Department drivers routinely park on sidewalks illegally. Police parking violations go unenforced, obstructing pedestrians and wheelchair users.
Nov 7, 2022

Late last month, a Honda SUV and what appears to be a yellow cab could be seen blocking a sidewalk near the New York City Police Department 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village. The...

The emergency exit door at the entrance to a subway station. Behind the door there are security guards. The door has a sign that reads “Service Entry”.

Private security guards patrol emergency exits at West 4th subway station

The security presence, which began in early September, is unarmed and discouraged from physically confronting subway riders.
Oct 19, 2022

At the often-crowded West Fourth Street-Washington Square subway station, one of the closest to NYU’s campus, officers from two private security contractors now stand in front...