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

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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

A customer walks into a white storefront with glass windows that say “Do Not Feed Alligators.” Red chairs are placed outside the storefront.

Tired of your go-to coffee shop? Try one of these unique cafes instead

Whether you’re looking to play video games or pet cats, there’s an experience for everyone to enjoy with their coffee.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

We all have a favorite cafe. But after a while, getting your go-to almond milk latte and studying in the corner of your local coffee shop can get repetitive. Thankfully, at these...

An illustration on a green and red split background that reads in on the green side and out on the red side. Various small drawings, like a backpack, a coffee cup and a bag of chips, are on either side of the image.

Everything in and everything out this semester

The fall semester is out and reading WSN is definitely in.

Every new year brings unpromising New Year’s resolutions that only get us so far. We’re tired of gym memberships going to waste and litanies of books gathering a plethora of...

A white-and-blue cup of hot chocolate with cocoa powder in it. It is on a wooden table and on the cup it reads, “happy holidays” and maman.

Staff Recs: Holiday drink orders

From cozy lattes to spiced wine, here are WSN’s recommendations of drinks near campus that will get you into the holiday spirit.

With how cold it is outside, a festive drink is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you toasty. While sitting in class or walking along West Fourth Street, students almost always have...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch, surrounded by green bushes in front of several pastel-colored buildings. On top of one building is a purple flag reading N.Y.U., and on top of another is a red flag reading W.S.N. The sky is colored with a pastel-pink gradient.

What to do this week: Latin American festival, pumpkin carving and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 23-29.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor October 22, 2023

A hand holds a cup of coffee with foam on top. The cup is white and the person holding the coffee is wearing a beige coat.

Opinion: College hyperproductivity culture normalizes caffeine addiction

In the city that never sleeps, students will do anything to stay awake.
Manami Yamano, Contributing Writer March 6, 2023

Every morning, hundreds of NYU students stop at Pret A Manger, Starbucks, or any one of the other countless coffee chains in the city to purchase their constant companion and faithful...

A barista wearing an apron, a black beanie and white plastic gloves operates a cashier’s kiosk inside of a coffee shop. A shelf of snacks is in the background.

Sammy L. Coffee brings warmth to Third North

Latte artist Sammy Lin blends aroma and art through espresso at his newly opened cafe.
Don Ahmad, Contributing Writer February 2, 2023

Having just stumbled out of a plane coming straight from the murky atmosphere of Saudi Arabia, the weather this semester hit me like a truck. Looking for comfort in the cold,...

A physical installment of a cup of light milk boba tea with orange bobas.

The art of milk tea literacy

A guide to bobanatomy, so your milk tea orders can be informed and elegant.
Linsey Liao, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

If you’ve ever walked into a boba or bubble tea cafe and felt completely bewildered by the overflowing menu plastered on the wall, you’re not alone. As students living in a...

An illustration of a brown-haired woman in a long-sleeve blue shirt holding a bagel with her left hand. Behind her there are floating bagels in vertical lines, against a dark blue background.

How to order an NYC bagel the right way

New York City is famous for its bagels. Here’s how to act like a pro at the counter.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer November 30, 2022

New York City is famous for having the best bagels in the world. There’s nothing like a good bagel in the morning to jump-start that 8 a.m., but if you’re new to the city,...

A photograph of the Matto Espresso location at Mercer Street. The chain’s logo and a display of food items for sale can be seen through a window.

Matto Espresso, famous for $2.50 coffee, opens at Stern

Matto Espresso, a coffee chain that is known for its $2.50 coffees and pastries, has a new location in the Stern School of Business.
Evelyn Chen, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Matto Espresso, the discount coffee chain that has been the affordable go-to for sleep-deprived NYU students for years, has opened a new location inside the Stern School of Business...

An exterior photograph of a Blank Street Coffee from street view.

Blank Street Coffee: Symbol of gentrification or new neighborhood staple?

What happens when you leave a Sternie, $67 million and an automated coffee machine in a room together? Blank Street Coffee.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer October 14, 2022

Blank Street Coffee, the pistachio-green coffee shop, is the brainchild of 2015 Stern alum Vinay Menda and 2017 Columbia University alum Isaam Freiha. With 40 locations throughout...

The outdoor dining area on the street outside a cafe with its doors and windows decorated with flowers. A flag with text “MAMAN COFFEE. BAKERY. KITCHEN.” hangs above the entrance.

Lattes and no laptops: Unplugged cafes in NYC

The best coffee shops in the city where you can unplug and chill out with friends — plus a coffee and a treat.
Jasmine Venet, Staff Writer October 13, 2022

I can’t remember the last time I went to a coffee shop without my laptop in tow. At first, going out for coffee was a relaxing outing that allowed me to enjoy an overpriced iced...

The facade of a restaurant with green accent color and light sign with text “SOUP ‘n’ BURGER” in red. “

Diners near campus that will fill your heart and your stomach

Sometimes the stomach is the best way to ease heartache. Here are the best diners near NYU that could help treat your homesickness, one pancake at a time.
Sarah Whitacre, Contributing Writer September 30, 2022

As the weather grows cold and the semester drones on, I’ve found myself missing the comforts of home. Last year, my homesickness was nearly unbearable. Overwhelmed by the hustle...