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Washington Square News

Washington Square News

All content by Qianshan Weng
Several items laid across a gray tabletop including a notebook with Hello Kitty stickers, a pink laptop with Hello Kitty stickers, a smartphone, a pink notebook, a plastic pencil box with three pink pens inside, a pink bottle of hand sanitizer, a Hello Kitty themed hand cream and lip balm set, a pair of wireless headphones, and a Coach wallet.

Photo: NYU, what’s in your tote?

Jan 26, 2023

(Qianshan Weng for WSN)

A female wearing a black down coat and carrying a tablet in her left hand speaks to a group of people in Chinatown. She is wearing a microphone on her ear.

Photo: Small-business renewal program rekindles Chinatown spirit

Dec 15, 2022

The tour, hosted by the Mott Street Girls, started at the New China Hair Salon. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

A female wearing a black down coat and carrying a tablet in her left hand speaks to a group of people in Chinatown. She is wearing a microphone on her ear.

Small-business renewal program rekindles Chinatown spirit

To bring Chinatown businesses affected by the pandemic back to the forefront, the Mott Street Girls held a walking tour that featured recipients of Citizens Bank’s Renewal Fund.
Dec 15, 2022

On a cold winter day in Manhattan’s Chinatown, a group congregated at the New China Hair Salon — a colorful, well-kept store nestled at Doyers Street. This was the starting...

Four people sit in front of two green posters with the word “Citizens written over them in white font. In the background is white backdrop with several “Renaissance” logos on top. Next to them is a female speaking behind a transparent podium with a “Renaissance” logo. There is a small group of people sitting in front of them.

Photo: Review: ‘Living’ is a remarkably pointless rendition of an all-time classic

Dec 15, 2022

Citizens Renewal Fund was the largest corporate grant for Chinatown in recent years. (Qianshan Weng for WSN)

Sofia Saleh with her arms and legs covered by the text “WOMEN” written with black chalk.

The resonant silence of performance artist Sofia Saleh

WSN photographers capture a performance artist protesting against the Iranian regime in silence in Washington Square Park on Nov. 4.
Nov 11, 2022

Iran erupted into mass political unrest after the death of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old woman who died after reportedly not wearing her hijab in accordance with government...