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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 collage of two photographs. On the left is the interior of a cafe, on the right is a hand holding a cup of coffee with the words “Café Lyria” printed on it.

Café Lyria: The Greek coffee sweetheart of NoHo

Brothers Yannis and Theo Mastoros welcome all to their cafe, a love letter and reminder of their Greek roots.
Salena Tewari-Rubin, Contributing Writer November 9, 2023

Just about every five minutes, a customer at Café Lyria approaches restaurant co-owner Yannis Mastoros. Be it to say hi, give him a hug, catch up on life or discuss coffee beans,...

An outline of the SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods drawn in light purple on top of a turquoise background, with various buildings outlined in black and some colored purple.

Village advocates side with city, challenge NYU rezoning lawsuit

In a motion, many neighborhood organizations supported a provision banning university uses in rezoned parts of SoHo and NoHo and asked the court to order an environmental review of NYU expansion plans in the area if the university is successful in court.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor January 27, 2023

A consortium of Greenwich Village neighborhood advocacy organizations have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that was previously filed by NYU against New York City. The...

A black and white photograph of the façade of 14 and 16 Gay Street. In front of the town houses is a sidewalk. Railed staircases lead up to the door steps. Adjunct to the doors are two windows.

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...

School of Global Public Health unveils new building, welcomes incoming dean

The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new building at 708 Broadway.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 1, 2022

Dozens of NYU community members, including President Andrew Hamilton, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the School of Global Public Health’s new building at...

The all glass facade of 181 Mercer Street.

181 Mercer building opening delayed again until spring 2023

The opening of NYU’s flagship development, which will include housing, classrooms, athletic facilities and a theater, has been postponed twice due to construction delays related to COVID-19.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor March 9, 2022

The opening of NYU’s new 181 Mercer Street building has been postponed until spring 2023, according to NYU spokesperson Shonna Keogan. The university previously announced that...

181 Mercer St., located between Bleecker and West Houston streets, is NYUs new multi-use building. The building is expected to open in fall 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

SoHo/NoHo rezoning approval allows 181 Mercer to stand

The rezoning plan passed last month includes a last-minute change that allows university dorms to remain in the area.
Carmo Moniz, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2022

NYU will not halt construction on its 181 Mercer Street building, scheduled to open in fall 2022, after the SoHo and NoHo rezoning plan was approved last month.  The New York...

SoHo and NoHo are notorious for their exorbitant rent and upper-crust reputation. Mayor de Blasios upzoning plan will create tens of thousands of affordable housing units in these neighborhoods. (Photo by Aleksandra Pankratova)

Opinion: De Blasio’s upzoning plan will foster housing affordability

Contrary to some unfounded criticisms, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zoning proposal will, in fact, help mitigate the city’s housing crisis in NoHo and SoHo.
Michael Galati, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

In October 2020, Bill de Blasio’s administration proposed an upzoning of the SoHo/NoHo neighborhood that would add 3,200 housing units over 10 years. Village Preservation, a...

181 Mercer St., located between Bleecker and West Houston Streets, is NYUs new multi-use building. The building is expected to open in fall 2022. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Controversial 181 Mercer building now slated for fall 2022 opening

NYU’s flagship development, featuring classrooms, athletic facilities, housing and a theater, is the centerpiece of an ambitious expansion plan that has met persistent opposition in the 14 years since it was proposed.
Aneesh Kumar, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

NYU’s flagship development at 181 Mercer St. is approaching completion after over five years of construction. Installation of the glass-paneled exterior is expected to be completed...

NYU continues construction on 181 Mercer Street in SoHo gentrifying the area. Mayor DeBlasio’s plan for affordable housing in the area does not serve the public interest of the surrounding area. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Opinion: De Blasio’s rezoning plan is gentrification in the making

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to increase access to affordable housing for SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown residents with a controversial upzoning plan. The plan, however, will likely instead increase gentrification in NYU’s backyard and reduce net affordable housing. The City Planning Commision should reject it outright.
Asha Ramachandran, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

Last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office introduced a rezoning plan targeting much of SoHo, NoHo and parts of Chinatown. The city has emphasized the plan’s potential to create...

181 Mercer under construction in Lower Manhattan. Manhattans Community Board rejected a proposed rezoning plan that critics argued allow for further expansion of NYU. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Manhattan Community Board rejects controversial rezoning plan that critics say encourages further NYU expansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says it is aiming to create affordable housing by rezoning parts of SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown. Critics say the proposed plan would do the opposite: encourage high-end retail and NYU expansion.
Aneesh Kumar, Staff Writer August 16, 2021

In a 37-1 vote, Manhattan’s Community Board 2 passed an 11-page resolution rejecting the SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of City...

Fresh Meat: New Food Spots this Fall

Fresh Meat: New Food Spots this Fall

Yasmin Gulec, Dining Editor August 28, 2017
Take advantage of Welcome Week by trying out these food hot spots.
StyleLikeUs Whats Underneath Project profiles stylish individuals to tell the unique story behind their clothes.

Beauty and style deeper than skin and sneakers

Laura Casado, Contributing Writer November 17, 2015
Beauty company Olie Biologique and mother-daughter duo blog StyleLikeU rebrand style for an all-inclusive public.