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

The entrance to N.Y.U’s Greenwich residence hall. Many cars pass by on the street. There is a large N.Y.U logo on the glass door.

Greenwich Hall threatens to close some dorm facilities after ‘vandalism’

Administrators at the residence hall informed students that they may lose lounge and study space privileges if those responsible for vandalism in the lounge do not make themselves known and continue to cause damage.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor March 3, 2023

Greenwich Hall administrators are threatening residents with the removal of access to some dorm facilities following a series of “vandalism” incidents in the building’s lounge...

The outside of N.Y.U.s Palladium residence hall, with two N.Y.U. flags and two N.Y.U. torches on the side of the building. A car is parked in front and people walk past.

Students find dorm living more expensive than apartments, despite added costs

Due to a lack of affordable housing around NYU’s Washington Square campus, some students are contemplating whether it makes sense to live on campus for the next academic year.
Liam Hibbert, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

As the housing application for the coming academic year opens, and students make the decision between staying on campus and venturing out into the New York City real estate market,...

A collage of two photos. On the right, a purple patch with the NYU Campus Safety Departments logo on the shoulder of an officers uniform. On the left, a white pole with three surveillance cameras against buildings in the background.

More guards, cameras at NYU dorms this year to curb intruders

After NYU president Andrew Hamilton ordered an investigation into security lapses at the university’s residence halls, new measures are being implemented to prevent intrusion incidents.
Tori Morales, News Editor January 21, 2023

Security will be toughened at NYU’s residence halls after intruders repeatedly trespassed on dorm buildings last year, unimpeded by guards stationed in lobbies. The university’s...

A portrait of Eric Adams wearing a gray suit, white collared shirt and navy blue printed tie. He stands in front of a royal blue background and an American flag on a floor stand.

Mayor Adams wages war against rats

Mayor Eric Adams passed the Rat Action Plan last month to combat the skyrocketing number of rodents scurrying across the city. This week, he contested a fine for his failure to fend them off in his own home.
Adrianna Nehme and Kayla Hardersen December 8, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams contested a health inspector’s $300 fine for failing to get rid of rats that were infesting his Brooklyn property at a virtual court hearing on Dec. 6. He said...

Police officers block off a New York City street corner with yellow caution tape in front of a Chipotle and apartment building facade.

Woman shot dead outside Union Square NYU dorm

An early morning shooting on Thursday left a young woman dead near Union Square. Neither a motive nor perpetrator have been identified.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 2, 2022

At approximately 5 a.m. on Thursday, a 25-year-old woman was shot dead on the corner of 14th Street and Irving Place — directly across the street from NYU’s University Hall...

Off-Third: Stop gerrymandering, Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies’ delivery map is out of control. We need to establish order… for our dessert orders.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Managing Editor April 5, 2022

Gerrymandering is a hot topic right now as states conduct redistricting exercises to correspond with the 2020 U.S. census. The fight to protect voting rights is crucial and deserves...

Housing Guide 2022

Housing Guide 2022

February 18, 2022

(Illustration by Jae Jin)

What I wish I’d known: Students on residence halls

Former and current NYU dorm residents share what they wish they had known about the residence halls before moving in.
February 18, 2022

Before picking my dorm, I wish I'd known…   …about Alumni kitchens “By ‘kitchens,’ they mean a crusty old stove and counter space the size of a laptop.” —Yas...

The Decker Building at 33 Union Square West served as the Factorys location from 1968 to 1973. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The parties, drugs and porn of 33 Union Square West

Andy Warhol: pop artist, filmmaker and apparently, baller.
Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor November 24, 2021

I know Andy Warhol from his pop art of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup, which I saw at The Whitney Museum of American Art as a first-year. According to my unbearable class...

On September 1, a flash flood emergency was declared for New York City from the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Many NYU students reported flooding in Lower Manhattan residence halls. (Staff Photo by Shaina Ahmed)

Semester begins despite a torrential downpour, collapsed transportation system and flooded dorms

Sept. 1 was the fifth-rainiest day in New York City’s recorded history. The remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the city, causing flash floods and leaving at least 43 dead. Students reported flooding at numerous residence halls, while others were stranded at NYU Welcome events.
Arnav Binaykia and Rachel Fadem September 2, 2021

New York City was pummeled by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday evening, Sept. 1. The city declared its first-ever flash flood emergency, with Mayor Bill de Blasio urging...

Housing Guide 2020

Housing Guide 2020

Guru Ramanathan, Under the Arch Managing Editor February 20, 2020