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

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

Washington Square News

Photo of a row of treadmills lined up against the wall.

Paulson Center opens first batch of athletic facilities

A fencing room, wrestling studio, squash courts and locker rooms have all opened, but students will have to wait for access to the pool, jogging track and basketball courts.
Adrianna Nehme and Carmo Moniz March 28, 2023

Long-awaited sports facilities at NYU’s Paulson Center are now available for use, two months after the building’s academic and residential spaces first opened their doors....

A tall building complex with protruding glass windows under construction. Across the street from the construction site is a row of buildings with brown brick exteriors. The road sign indicates that the building is on Bleecker Street.

Opinion: NYU needs to talk about gentrification

More university resources should be put toward educating students who aren’t from New York about the role they play in perpetuating gentrification.
Nikkala Kovacevic, Deputy Opinion Editor March 1, 2023

With the completion of NYU’s newest building at 181 Mercer St., conversations about the university’s role in gentrifying New York City have resurfaced. It's a topic that crops...

The storefront of Mercer Street Books and Records. Above the entrance is a green banner with yellow text that reads “Books. Mercer Street Books. 206 Mercer.” Behind the storefront window is a red neon sign that reads “Books.” A shelf full of books is on the sidewalk of Mercer Street.

What Village residents really think about NYU’s Paulson Center

NYU’s mammoth new facility at 181 Mercer St. garnered a warm welcome from its student body. The building’s neighbors are less excited.
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer February 10, 2023

After almost six years of construction, the Paulson Center — NYU’s gigantic new center for academic and student life — opened its doors to students and faculty late last...

A large open lobby with two stripes of lights on the ceiling. There are white tables on the left side and red sofa chairs on the right side. On the wall to the right hangs an art installation with strands of colorful wires.

What’s inside NYU’s $1.2 billion Paulson Center

NYU’s largest building will begin to host classes on Jan. 23, over 16 years after the university unveiled plans for the massive construction project.
Tori Morales and Kevin Wu January 22, 2023

Three basketball players stand on a basketball court. In the middle, a man wears an N.Y.U. uniform with the number zero. He is throwing the ball upward as two other players in white uniforms run toward him.

Cinque Stephens records career high in men’s basketball’s 8th straight win

The Violets continue their undefeated season with a 98-62 win against York College on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Pablo Ocariz, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

The NYU men’s basketball team dominated the CUNY's York College Cardinals in a 98-62 win on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The victory was fueled by a career-high 27 points from junior combo...

Photo cutouts of a sad-looking male and a female dressed in casual clothes in front of a photo of the construction site of the 181 Mercer Street building owned by New York University.

Off-Third: 181 Mercer construction is high priority, not adjuncts

NYU’s refusal to pay adjunct professors comes from a place of frugality, not malice.
Benjamin Meppen, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Chaos has risen at NYU: posters demanding that NYU pays adjunct professors are littered and crumpled up in all corners of the school, from...

NYU’s flagship development project, 181 Mercer, is scheduled to open by spring 2023. (Staff photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Billion-dollar NYU building at 181 Mercer Street nears completion

After years of disputes and delays, the construction of NYU’s flagship development is set to open for use at the start of the spring 2023 academic semester.
Abby Wilson, News Editor August 11, 2022

After nearly six years of construction, NYU’s 181 Mercer Street building — a 735,000-square-foot development including classrooms, study spaces, dining areas, athletic...

A blue construction poster that reads “Work in Progress: Educational” with a photo of a blueprint is on a green wall. Next to it is a white and purple poster titled “181 Mercer Street Project” showcasing information about the construction project.

NYU sues New York City over neighborhood rezoning

NYU filed a lawsuit arguing that a provision in the city’s approved rezoning bill violates the New York state constitution.
Aneesh Kumar, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

NYU filed a lawsuit against New York City on April 13 in response to a provision in the rezoning plan for the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods. The university argues the provision violates...

The all glass facade of 181 Mercer Street.

181 Mercer building opening delayed again until spring 2023

The opening of NYU’s flagship development, which will include housing, classrooms, athletic facilities and a theater, has been postponed twice due to construction delays related to COVID-19.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor March 9, 2022

The opening of NYU’s new 181 Mercer Street building has been postponed until spring 2023, according to NYU spokesperson Shonna Keogan. The university previously announced that...

The facade of the NYU building on 105 East 17th Street.

NYU announces relocation plans for some buildings and student housing

The university will move various programs and student residence halls between 2022 and 2024 due to the end of the Puck Building’s lease and the construction of 181 Mercer.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer February 25, 2022

NYU is relocating several academic programs, offices and living spaces, including NYU’s Sociology and Human Resources departments, administrative offices and student housing,...

Passengers wait on the subway platform as an R train approaches the station.

Village Community Board talks local crime, subway safety at latest meeting

Members of Manhattan Community Board 2 discussed community safety, armed crimes and NYU’s impact on the surrounding community at its Feb. 17 meeting.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer February 22, 2022

Manhattan Community Board 2, which represents Greenwich Village and neighboring areas, discussed 181 Mercer St., the resurgence in gun violence and increase in crime in New York...

181 Mercer St., located between Bleecker and West Houston streets, is NYUs new multi-use building. The building is expected to open in fall 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

SoHo/NoHo rezoning approval allows 181 Mercer to stand

The rezoning plan passed last month includes a last-minute change that allows university dorms to remain in the area.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2022

NYU will not halt construction on its 181 Mercer Street building, scheduled to open in fall 2022, after the SoHo and NoHo rezoning plan was approved last month.  The New York...