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All content by Jason Alpert-Wisnia
Three protesters wearing yellow bandanas stand in a line among other protesters in Times Square.

Photo: Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

Jan 29, 2023

Hundreds of protesters march from Washington Square Park toward Times Square. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

Alexa Donovan stands in front of 211 Thompson St., an apartment building in Greenwich Village. Alexa is looking at the camera and wearing a navy shirt and denim skirt.

Photo: Born To Be at NYU

Oct 20, 2022

Alexa Donovan stands outside of 211 Thompson St., the apartment where her parents met, and her first childhood home. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A circle of cosplayers dressed as different versions of Spider-Man surround a child and point at him. From left to right, a person in a red-and-blue classic Spider-Man bodysuit, a person in a black suit with a black-and-red hoodie, another classic Spider-Man, a Spider-Man from the Tobey Maguire movie in a red-and-blue suit with white spider web accents. A child in the center of the circle is dressed in a white shirt that reads Super Mario in rainbow letters, depicting the Mario character in front of a black-and-white checkered rectangle.

New York Comic Con and the art of cosplay

A photographer’s experience seeing characters come to life through fandom.
Oct 17, 2022

A large group of people sit on the large staircase inside the lobby of New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, with one person in the front row holding a sign with text “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM” printed on it.

Photo: Students demand more from Hamilton on Iran demonstrations

Oct 14, 2022

A vigil was held to mourn the death of Mahsa Amini and to urge NYU to recognize the human rights demonstrations in Iran. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

The exterior of the Madison Avenue Sant Ambroeus, with locations located in Soho, West Village and more.

Photo: 8 restaurants that are ‘Gossip Girl’ approved

Oct 12, 2022

(Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A performance protestor whose body is covered in red liquid has a pained facial expression.

How to never forget what happened on Sept. 11

A photographer explores acts of reflection two decades after the attack.
Sep 27, 2022

The ceiling of the 14th Street-Union Square station. To the left is a surveillance camera; to the right is a red “Exit” sign.

Photo: New plan to put cameras in every subway car won’t help, students say

Sep 27, 2022

Surveillance cameras are currently in use at the 14th Street-Union Square subway station. The Metropolitan Transit Authority now plans to place them inside train cars. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia for WSN)

A man pitches a ball on the mound in a baseball stadium.

MLB will recognize minor league players’ unionization efforts

MLB announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recognize minor league players’ attempts to unionize in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Sep 14, 2022

On Friday Sept. 9, Major League Baseball announced that it would voluntarily recognize minor league players' attempts to unionize under the Major League Baseball Players Association...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball wins NYU Invitational

The Violets swept all three of their opponents over this past weekend to win the NYU Invitational tournament and move to 6-1 for the season.
Sep 12, 2022

For the second consecutive year, the NYU women’s volleyball team won the NYU Invitational, bringing the Violets to a 6-1 record (0.857) for the season so far. The tournament...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball set to host NYU Invitational

After a 3-1 performance at the Pacific Coast Classic last weekend, the Violets will return home for the first time this season to host the NYU Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
Sep 9, 2022

The NYU women’s volleyball team looks to continue its strong start to the fall season heading into this weekend’s NYU Invitational tournament at the Brooklyn Athletic Facility....

A sticky note to the Queen is pasted on a bouquet of flowers amid a memorial.

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II’s death may affect NYU London operations

Sep 9, 2022

Many supporters left flowers and notes for the beloved Queen. (Jason Alpert-Wisnia)