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 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,...

The facade of 90 Franklin Street is pictured.

A tax break is saving NYU $141 million this year. Here’s how.

Universities in New York are exempt from paying property taxes. Here’s how much NYU saves.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large November 23, 2022

The inside of a cafe with four people sitting at the bar counter. Above them is a chandelier with candle shaped light bulbs.

8 Iranian-owned businesses to support in NYC

Amid the women-led revolution in Iran, immerse yourself in Persian culture with this list of Iranian-owned restaurants, shops and services.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

You’ve seen Iran in the news, and are hopefully aware of the country’s current women-led revolution. However, if you are not familiar with our culture and traditions, look...

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...

Housing Guide 2022

Housing Guide 2022

February 18, 2022

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...

COVID policy signs are taped on the door of  Brooklyn dorm Othmer Hall’s lounge. NYU dorm lounges are reopening across campus and many are worried about the increased risk of COVID-19 spread. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Students share mixed feelings about reopening the university

After last month’s spike in on-campus COVID-19 cases, residence hall lounges are reopening, but students are undecided on whether that is the right decision.
Saurabh Kumar, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

Earlier this week, many NYU residence halls announced they are reopening their lounges to residents. The dorms reopening lounges are Brittany Hall, Gramercy Green, Palladium Hall,...

Housing Guide 2020

Housing Guide 2020

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

Tisch sophomore Megan Jeter sits with her emotional support animal Phoebe on the floor of her room in Alumni Residence Hall.(Photo by Katie Peurrung)

The Secret Life of Emotional Support Animals

Puppies and bunnies and kitties, oh my! Getting emotional support animals approved to live in NYU housing is a lengthy process, but for these students, having an ESA at school makes all the difference on their mental health.
Natalie Chinn, Under the Arch Editor February 21, 2019

There are days when Noah DeFranceschi’s anxiety runs so high that he struggles to leave his dorm room. But since getting an emotional support rabbit last July, he has a new reason...

NYU Housing Options

NYU Housing Options

Sam Klein, Managing Editor February 21, 2019

Gallatin sophomore Sam Slocum (left) and CAS sophomore Skyler Knapp (right) started their band, Been Stellar, while in high school. Now, they live together with fellow bandmate Tisch sophomore Nando Dale (center) in Gramercy Green Residence Hall. (Photo by Alana Beyer)

Getting Creative in the Bedroom

They say you shouldn’t mix work and home life, but for these students, that’s impossible. After all, their roommates are their collaborators.
Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Managing Editor February 21, 2019

Been Stellar Not everyone gets the chance to go to the same school as their best friend. Gallatin sophomore Sam Slocum got lucky. Born and raised just outside of Detroit,...

Housing Guide 2019

Housing Guide 2019

Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor February 20, 2019