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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

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Activists’ 25-year fight to revive an East Village community center

The Charas Community Center served East Village residents for years before a new owner emptied the space. But the building’s recent purchase has locals hopeful the center will make a return.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor March 12, 2024

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Who is Alex Harsley? The East Village photographer who’s seen it all

The 4th Street Photo Gallery displays moments of Black history that represent the photographer’s life behind the camera.
Maya Randolph, Contributing Writer February 28, 2024

The 4th Street Photo Gallery, located in the heart of the East Village at 67 E. Fourth St., is a small space with a rich history. The founder and photographer Alex Harsley has...

The storefront of “Hen House N.Y.C.” A sign on top reads “Hen House N.Y.C.” in orange. There are large glass windows along with posters with pictures of food.

Indulge in bold Lebanese flavors on a budget at Hen House

Located in the East Village, Hen House serves up aromatic and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 15, 2023

My dad is from Lebanon, meaning I take annual trips back to the country and get to try authentic foods that I always miss living in the city. Each time I go back, I crave shawarma...

The storefront of the restaurant which has “KOLACHI” and “ROLLS AND FRIES,” written in yellow text.

Kolachi’s rolls put Pakistani food on the campus map

The newly-opened Karachi-inspired restaurant in the East Village serves up affordable yet filling parathas and fries.
Krish Dev and Naisha Roy November 15, 2023

Kolachi, a new Pakistani restaurant in the East Village, brings the taste of Karachi to NYU students with its simple menu of hearty paratha rolls and spicy fries.  The restaurant,...

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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...

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Historic East Village theater faces foreclosure

Lorcan and Genie Otway pursue a final battle to save 80 St. Marks Place before an auction on May 9.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor April 26, 2023

Actor Malcolm Callender gazed upon the entrance of Theatre 80, where handprints of actors lay etched into the sidewalk to create New York City’s very own walk of fame. He stepped...

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Demolition of historic Gay Street building prompts public outcry

Greenwich Village residents gathered at a 200-year-old building slated for demolition after unapproved work left it unstable.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2022

Hundreds gathered in front of a 200-year-old building in Greenwich Village on Monday, Nov. 14, to protest the demolition of a two-story building. Village Preservation, a group...

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Finding New Delhi

Navigating a sense of home within familiar and unfamiliar spaces, through physical spaces, tributes and souvenirs.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

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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...

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What to do this week: Food festival, sustainable fashion show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 4-10.
The News Desk April 4, 2022

A workshop on racial justice solidarity 1-3 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join NYU’s workshop comparing performative allyship and solidarity...

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Students struggle to afford off-campus housing as rents surge

Due to increases in New York City rent prices, many students at NYU’s Greenwich Village campus are having trouble finding affordable apartments.
Carmo Moniz and Belle Mbaezue March 30, 2022

With New York City rent prices at a historic high, many students are struggling to find affordable off-campus housing for this upcoming summer and the 2022-23 academic year. Some...

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The best late-night and 24-hour eats around campus

The ultimate guide to the city’s nighttime eateries that aren’t just dollar slice joints or diners.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer March 29, 2022