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

Washington Square News

A paper tray on grass with six bao buns and two forks on it.

Smorgasburg: The global glory of eating through America’s largest food festival

The food festival reopened on April 5 and will continue until Oct. 27. Though every vendor served up the most delicious eats, there is only so much food one person can eat in a day.
Bella Simonte, Contributing Writer April 25, 2024

In need of a fix for street eats outside of campus? We got you. In its 14th season, Smorgasburg is a food festival dedicated to local vendors. Starting in Williamsburg, the festival...

A person wearing a black bodysuit and face mask stretches their arm out, and a person standing next to them is holding their arm. A person sits to the left with a microphone and a music stand, reading a script that is on the stand.

Theater has a future, and it’s in Red Hook

Founded by NYU junior Booth McGowan, the Quick & Dirty Theatre Company offers artists a space to create within a close community.
Joe Paladino, Contributing Writer December 4, 2023

Balancing work as a theatrical director and full-time student is not easy. But, Gallatin junior Booth McGowan, co-founder and co-artistic director of the Quick & Dirty Theatre...

A large crowd of people stand and walk around by blue, white and red tents. Behind the tent area is a white building with two banners that read “Brooklyn Book Festival.”

The Brooklyn Book Festival: A must-visit for literary lovers

New York’s largest free literary festival is back and better than ever, running through Oct. 2 with fun events and a massive marketplace for replenishing your book collection.
Tess McLafferty, Contributing Writer September 29, 2023

The Brooklyn Book Festival is every literary lover's dream. The nine-day event includes intimate talks with authors, stacks of books from hundreds of sellers, and several virtual...

The glass exterior of the N.Y.U Langone Health building, with a broken circle around the word N.Y.U on the signage.

Nursing union accuses NYU Langone of understaffing

Even after a health department visit, short-staffing grievances continue to pile up as the hospital denies the union’s allegations.
Tori Morales, Editor-at-Large September 12, 2023

Understaffing at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is putting intensive care patients at risk and violating state law, according to the hospital’s nursing union.  The union,...

The dean of N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, speaking into a microphone on a stage. Two people are sitting next to her on either side.

Tandon dean to step down next year

Jelena Kovačević, the dean of the Tandon School of Engineering, announced on Tuesday that she will step down from her role in the 2024 academic year.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor May 3, 2023

The dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Jelena Kovačević, will step down from her role in August of next year. After taking a sabbatical, she will return to the school...

Three photographic prints hang on a green wall. To the left is a black-and-white photo with a car and two people standing next to it; in the center is a black-and-white photo of a person looking into a rearview mirror; on the right is a photo of a person smoking a cigarette with people sitting next to him.

‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ showcases the influence of the genre

Celebrate the history of hip-hop and its global impact at this Fotografiska exhibit, open until May 20.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor May 2, 2023

As one of the most prominent genres in the music world, hip-hop has had an extensive influence on fashion, art, photography and other forms of cultural expression. Rumored to have...

An interior space surrounded on all sides by bookshelves. In the middle are two red chairs. In the background, a person wearing a black shirt stands in front of a bookshelf.

Independent bookstores that are better than the Strand

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29 with some of our favorite local stores.

With the rise of Booktok, interest in reading is at an all-time high among young adults. Whether you’re an avid reader already or are looking to start a new habit, buying books...

Six people sit on a stage with a projector screen behind them displaying an online petition for the graduation walk for N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering. There is a speaker holding a microphone on the right.

‘It pains me that you are in pain,’ Tandon dean says to disgruntled graduates

Aggravated students from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, unhappy that they will not be able to walk across the stage at graduation this year, sat down with their dean at a town hall on Wednesday.
Ania Keenan, Features Editor April 6, 2023

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering reaffirmed its decision not to let graduating students walk across the stage at its 2023 graduation ceremony during a town hall event held...

A building with a glass facade that reads, “N.Y.U. Langone Health.”

NYU Langone opens new medical center in Brooklyn

The new center, which adds a second Langone emergency department in Brooklyn, is expected to provide care for over 200,000 patients each year.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor April 3, 2023

A new NYU Langone Health ambulatory care center, featuring a 24-hour emergency department, radiology services, cancer care and other amenities, opened in the Cobble Hill neighborhood...

Several people stand by the window on the Staten Island Ferry with the sun shining on them. In the background is the downtown Manhattan skyline.

The most picturesque MetroCard rides in New York City

The best views of the city skyline only cost $2.75.
Kevin Wu, Multimedia Editor March 27, 2023

To Langone by water: The ferry commute of NYU students and faculty

Members of the NYU Langone community share stories of their regular commutes across the East River.
Jen Lee, Xiyi Li and Jordan Winick March 10, 2023

It's 6:30 in the morning at New York University's ferry dock Manhattan stop. This stop is located at the east end of East 35th Street along the East River. And we're waiting for...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Free ice skating, NYU Club Fest, student film festival

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Jan. 30-Feb. 5.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor January 29, 2023

A screening of Shyamalan's suspenseful ‘Knock at the Cabin' 7-9 p.m. at AMC 19th Street, 890 Broadway Attend the NYU Program Board’s pre-release screening of “Knock at...