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

Chicken pieces garnished with sweet peppers and lemons.

Fossetta provides a moment to sneak away for carb-loaded solace

Fossetta in the Lower East Side is the perfect hideaway to enjoy focaccia and wine by candlelight, read alone at the bar or catch up with out-of-towners.
Bella Simonte, Contributing Writer March 14, 2024

At first glance, Fossetta looks like a mechanics garage with slightly better lighting and sanitation. The black rimmed floor-to-ceiling windows make it seem like the outside world...

A corner of a room with white walls. There are three black and white paintings on fabric hung up. On the floor are small volcanic rocks.

Review: ‘Muriel Hasbun: Tracing Terruño’ examines the fragility of memory and identity amid displacement

The photography exhibition is on view at the International Center of Photography until Jan. 8.
Kaleo Zhu, Contributing Writer December 5, 2023

In her multimedia installation "Muriel Hasbun: Tracing Terruño," or "Tracing Native Land," the titular artist muses on the ideas of displacement and movement. Housed at the International...

The green spire and marble buttresses of the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

The best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

New York City has a rich Irish history, and you should explore it all on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kasey Goldenberg, Contributing Writer March 9, 2023

It’s the luck of the Irish that this year’s St. Patty’s Day falls on a Friday. Considering its strong Irish heritage and community, New York City is definitely one of the...

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,...

Three people sit on a red-and-white plaid picnic blanket in the middle of a meadow with trees on both sides. On the ground are a bouquet of pink, yellow and blue flowers, a pair of brown boots, a bowl of strawberries, a plate of sushi and a black tote bag. From left to right, a person with golden hair wears a pair of white glasses and a dress with blue and pink gradients. The person in the middle with long black curly hair wears a black dress. The person on the left with long black curly hair wears a pair of orange tinted glasses, an orange shirt and a blue bottom.

How to be gay during the day: Building lesbian community in the city

Read this before you go to Cubbyhole for the third time this weekend.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor December 1, 2022

Finding a lesbian community at NYU is simultaneously my greatest challenge and my greatest feat. At a school with a large LGBTQ+ population, you’d be surprised at the lengths...

An interior view of the Bluestocking bookstore. In the foreground are shelves of comic books. On the wall is a painting of Julia de Burgos in brown. On the wall is text that reads “Soy La vida, La Fuerza, La Mujer,” which translates in English to “I am Life, Force and Woman.”

Finding comfort and community at Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore

This queer, trans, and sex worker run bookstore moonlights as a cafe, free store and activist space.
Sunny Sequeira, Under The Arch Editor November 7, 2022

When I walked into Bluestockings Cooperative Bookstore, a radical bookstore in the Lower East Side, a couple Saturdays ago, I didn’t expect to leave with two pairs of trousers...

Sara Sharma holds a bouquet of orange flowers while standing in front of a deli displaying flowers in Union Square. Sara is looking into the distance, and is wearing a white floral dress and a lilac cardigan.

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

The facade of a restaurant located at a street corner. The storefront has a red awning and red signs which read the name of the restaurant: “BLUE RIBBON FRIED CHICKEN.”

Where to find the most im-peck-able chicken around the Lower East Side

In need of a juicy chicken sandwich, delicious chicken and waffles or flavorful popcorn chicken? Search no more.
Nicole Llopis-Martell Moros, Contributing Writer October 19, 2022

I can’t hear the kale salad and salmon bowl stans over the crunch of my chicken sandwich. Say goodbye to Sweetgreen and Pressed and hello to the best chicken in the Lower East...

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...

A birds-eye-view of the Lower East Side and Financial District skyline at night. In the middle, a street converges with the horizon. Parked cars line the sides of the street.

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...

Hovey Burgess is a former circus performer and recently retired NYU circus arts professor. Although he has retired, his life has been anything but boring. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

A former NYU circus professor’s lifelong juggling act

Hovey Burgess discusses retirement, showbiz and his upcoming movie about a foot-juggling polar bear.
Clara Scholl, Contributing Writer November 8, 2021

Sitting at his permanently reserved table next to the stage at a Lower East Side neo-burlesque house, Hovey Burgess held a glass of milk — his beverage of choice — and fiddled...

Sun Room takes the stage at the Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. Hailing from San Diego, the young band has already amassed a sizable Spotify following. (Staff Photo by Yas Akdag)

Surf rock band Sun Room brings Californian energy to New York

The San Diego natives kicked off their tour at the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor September 27, 2021

Thursday nights are the new Friday nights. It certainly seemed so on Sept. 16, when I went to watch an up-and-coming surf-rock band called Sun Room. Out of breath after speed-walking...