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

(Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

NYU sends letter to parents addressing Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Two days after a pro-Palestinian encampment in Gould Plaza, NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians about current “campus conditions.”
Bruna Horvath, News Editor April 25, 2024

NYU leadership sent an email to parents and guardians on Wednesday afternoon concerning the Gaza Solidarity Encampment in Gould Plaza on Monday, where the New York City Police...

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

An open area on the westside of Washington Square Park surrounded by trees. People congregate around Extinction Rebellion NYC tables and banners.

Climate activists hold environmental justice festival in Washington Square Park

Extinction Rebellion NYC held an Earth Day festival in the park, calling on corporations and the government to act against the fossil fuel industry.
Ally Dickson, Contributing Writer April 25, 2022

Extinction Rebellion NYC, an organization that advocates for climate justice via civil disobedience, hosted an art and music festival in Washington Square Park from April 19-22...

A close-up shot looking past the windshield of a car. A red circle inserted into the image highlights the head of Frank James, who can be seen as a blur in the background.

Relief in East Village after alleged Brooklyn shooter arrested

Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting, was arrested on Wednesday, April 13, after Zack Dahhan spotted him walking on the First Avenue sidewalk.
Kristian Burt, Rachel Cohen and Abby Wilson April 13, 2022

Zack Dahhan was repairing security cameras inside of Saifee Hardware & Garden in the East Village when he saw Frank James — the man accused of the mass shooting in a subway...

A crowd of people march on the street in a protest passing by parked cars holding protest banners.

East Village rally protests destruction of houseless communities

New York residents protested the citywide sweeps and demanded that Mayor Eric Adams provide community-controlled housing during a demonstration in Tompkins Square Park on April 8.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 12, 2022

More than 100 people stood in solidarity with their unhoused neighbors on Friday, April 8, to protest the sweep of encampments throughout New York City. The Tompkins Square...

The NYPD will now overlook minor misdemeanors committed in Manhattan in order to focus on larger crimes.

Wasted in Public? You’re Probably Okay, Says NYPD Enforcement Policy

Lexi Faunce and Anne Cruz March 4, 2016
The NYPD will no longer arrest violators of low-level offenses such as public urination. Here's what you need to know.

NYU releases annual crime report

John Ambrosio, News Editor October 9, 2014
Alcohol-related incidents increased from 132 in 2012 to 425 in 2013.
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Students split on Keystone pipeline

March 10, 2014
Seven NYU students were arrested by the U.S. Park Police while protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas.