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

An M.T.A. bus with white and blue stripes driving down Broadway.

Opinion: I love the bus, and so should you

The subway can be scary, and ride-hailing services aren’t affordable. The best option is right in front of us.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor October 26, 2022

I moved to the best apartment in the world. It’s right by campus, it has an elevator, it’s affordable and, most importantly, the M8 bus stops right in front of it. I can travel...

A young man wearing black pants and a light-colored short sleeve button-up shirt holds onto the side of a subway platform, standing on the tracks over another man who is laying down on the tracks.

Cornell student rescues man from subway tracks seconds before train arrives

Early Thursday morning, Cornell University student Bryce Demopoulos pulled a man off of the tracks at the Third Avenue-138 Street subway station station shortly before the No. 6 train arrived.
Abby Wilson, News Editor August 4, 2022

Bryce Demopoulos, a senior at Cornell University, pulled a stranger off of the subway tracks at a subway station in the Bronx just moments before a No. 6 train approached the station...

The northwest entrance of the 8 St-NYU subway station for the R and W lines.

Students divided over installing metal detectors in subways

New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently said he is considering adding metal detectors in city subway stations to curb the uptick in crime.
Kayla Hardersen, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering installing one of three types of metal detectors to subway stations after a mass shooting took place in a Brooklyn subway...

A portrait of Eric Adams wearing a gray suit, white collared shirt and navy blue printed tie. He stands in front of a royal blue background and an American flag on a floor stand.

Editorial: Eric Adams needs to house the homeless, not attack them

Mayor Adams wants to make our trains safer by removing unhoused individuals. His plan, unfortunately, relies heavily on policing and other forms of carceral violence.
WSN Editorial Board February 28, 2022

Michelle Go was tragically pushed to her death at a subway station by an unhoused individual on Jan. 15. Her death incited much needed conversations about the rise in crime in...

Passengers wait on the subway platform as an R train approaches the station.

Village Community Board talks local crime, subway safety at latest meeting

Members of Manhattan Community Board 2 discussed community safety, armed crimes and NYU’s impact on the surrounding community at its Feb. 17 meeting.
Isabella Tapia, Contributing Writer February 22, 2022

Manhattan Community Board 2, which represents Greenwich Village and neighboring areas, discussed 181 Mercer St., the resurgence in gun violence and increase in crime in New York...

A subway rider stands on the Times Square station platform. Riders are on alert after a rise in assaults at subway stations. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Subway crime spike unnerves NYU students

After the killing of Michelle Go and assaults at the W 4 St-Wash Sq station, residents of New York City are calling for platform barriers to reduce crime in subway stations.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The recent killing of Michelle Alyssa Go, an NYU alum who was pushed in front of a train at the Times Square subway station on Jan. 15, has furthered a growing push for safety...

The MTA is responsible for public transportation in the New York City metropolitan area. The NYU School of Global Public Health received a $4 million federal grant to study the impact of COVID-19 on transit workers. (Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

NYU researchers win $4M grant to study COVID impact on transit workers

The five-year project launched in November will help develop preventative measures that protect frontline workers from this pandemic and future ones.
Nicole Chiarella, Contributing Writer December 9, 2021

When COVID-19 began to spread in New York City last March, the services of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority were deemed essential, and transit employees were required...

If the MTA Wont, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

If the MTA Won’t, NYU Should Supplement Student Travel Fees

WSN Editorial Board February 17, 2016
It is only fair that the school which promises students gathered from far and wide a chance to explore the city should help them make the most of the opportunity.
de Blasios plan for a Brooklyn-Queens streetcar has the potential to improve transportation between the two boroughs.

Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer February 11, 2016
Tandon students could have a new transportation method from Bill de Blasio's new proposed streetcar, which runs along the East River and cuts through Queens and Brooklyn.
One year later: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

One year later: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

October 29, 2013

Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg “Superstorm Sandy was by far the worst disaster to ever befall the MTA, causing an estimated $4.7 billion...