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 collection of jackets, trousers, skirts and gloves hang under a shelf, while the top of the shelf was decorated with dark cloth and plants.

Emerging designers and unconventional displays take the stage at Komune

Built by college students and fashion lovers alike, Komune is bringing a new wave of designers to New York City.
Deborah Kwong, Contributing Writer September 6, 2023

An anterior view of a lot the size of a New York City house filled with racks of clothes and tables for jewelry and other smaller items with graffiti on the wall in the background.

Ludlow Flea Market offers unique, sustainable pieces at affordable prices

Stories from a vibrant community of upcyclers and secondhand fashion enthusiasts who've set up shop in the Lower East Side.
Bella Ingber and Mayee Yeh April 29, 2022

The Ludlow Flea Market at 159 Ludlow St., a 20-minute walk from NYU’s Washington Square Park campus, was my first secondhand shopping experience. I had absolutely no idea what...

Orchard Grocer, located at 78 Orchard St, is an all-vegan deli and grocer. They offer vegan sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and groceries for vegans and non-vegans alike. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Orchard Grocer: A vegan paradise for everyone

Market and deli Orchard Grocer offers a variety of food items that appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Orchard Grocer, which lies in the heart of the Lower East Side on the lively Orchard Street, is an entirely vegan market and deli that many vegans like myself have come to consider...

Leigh Altshuler opened Sweet Pickle Books, located on 47 Orchard St, in November of 2020. This Lower East Side small business is a used bookstore that also sells jars of pickles. (Staff Photo by Sabrina Choudhary)

How Sweet Pickle Books keeps the Lower East Side’s legacy alive

Selling “used books, new pickles,” Leigh Altshuler’s one-woman shop pays homage to the history of the Lower East Side.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Culture Editor April 12, 2021

Sweet Pickle Books, located at 47 Orchard St., is a place where you can buy secondhand copies of psychology texts, celebrity biographies and classics like “Little Women.” It’s...

Billy Lemos headlining at Mercury Lounge this past Friday. (Photo by Colin Tunney ‘21)

Clive Davis’ Harry Teardrop and James Ivy Bring Lo-Fi to the Lower East Side

The two music up-and-comers opened for Billy Lemos, who has garnered over 2 million streams on Spotify.
Aashna Agarwal, Staff Writer February 4, 2019

NYU Clive Davis sophomores Harry Teardrop and James Ivy opened for headliner Billy Lemos Friday night at Mercury Lounge, playing to a room packed with fans and friends.  James...

K2 Salon is a small but trendy hair salon in the East Village located at 227 E 10th St.

Don’t Go Broke Just to Get Your Hair Cut

Atea Stefani, Contributing Writer October 11, 2016
A chic and affordable haircut does not have to break the bank. Check out these local salons perfect for NYU students.

Lead found in Lower East Side building

Michelle Huang, Contributing Writer October 30, 2014
Residents in the Lower East Side could be exposed to a large amount of lead.
Sejal Kothari for WSN

NYUGreen Day of Service beautifies LES

September 30, 2013
The NYUGreen Day of Service planted daffodils on Saturday in an effort to beautify the Lower East Side.

Landmarked Russian Jewish synagogue faces demolition

March 7, 2013
Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the oldest Russian Jewish synagogue in the United States, might be demolished.
Courtesy of Cocktail Bodega

LES bar offers innovative options for Manhattanites

October 30, 2012
Cocktail Bodega provides customers with liquor-blended smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and a menu that offers original twists on international dishes.
Rachel Kaplan/WSN

Hummus Shop offers healthy vegan, vegetarian options

October 23, 2012
The Lower East Side restaurant provides choices that are sure to please the health- and budget-conscious student.
Bryan Nelson for WSN

Food truck expands to LES storefront

October 2, 2012
Founder of The Bistro Truck is venturing his affordable Morrocan- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a cozy Lower Easide Side restaurant.