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 person picking up a piece of duck with a pair of chopsticks from a dish that is filled with duck and red and green peppers.

Hunan Slurp, home to mouthwatering meats and noodle Narnia

From decadent noodle soups to divine takes on traditional Chinese cuisine, Hunan Slurp will surely cure any winter woes.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor February 7, 2024

Hunan Slurp, a contemporary Chinese eatery located in the East Village, serves up luscious noodle and entree dishes in homage to head chef Chao Wang’s home — the Hunan province...

A man wearing a dark blue T-shirt with a Captain America shield image on it stands behind a restaurant counter. Behind him is a wall decorated by Ukrainian flags, fabrics, and pro-Ukrainian signs and flyers.

Streecha: Making pierogi affordable for everyone

A Ukrainian basement luncheonette attracts a growing number of young East Villagers in its mission to celebrate Ukrainian culture.
Alyona Uvarova, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

On Saturday mornings, at 8 a.m. sharp, NYU junior Julia Li makes her way through New York City’s streets for her weekly pierogi-making duties. A blue sign in yellow letters reading...

A woman wearing a purple shirt and light blue jeans stands in front of a food stall, while a staff from N.Y.U. Eats stands behind it. Above the stall is a television screen displaying a menu of Halal food offered at Kimmel Marketplace.

The best options for halal diners to use up their meal swipes

Believe it or not, NYU actually has some pretty delicious options for us halal diners — all you have to do is find them.
Maryam Babar, Contributing Writer November 10, 2023

As a Muslim student at NYU, I know the struggle of finding halal dining options all too well, especially when your friend orders the most appetizing chicken sandwich with the...

Two plates, a bowl, a glass container, and a mug on a wooden table. One plate has spaghetti, one has French toast, the bowl has Korean steamed eggs, the glass container has coke-braised pork, and the mug has a chocolate cupcake inside.

Microwave recipes for college students who can’t cook

The ultimate beginner’s guide to microwave meals for when your budget is starting to look like “we’ve got food at home.”
Katie Liao, Contributing Writer October 13, 2023

If you’re wondering how you’re supposed to survive with a kitchenette and some frozen tofu from your local dining hall without spending every last penny on DoorDash, you should...

A bowl containing onions, chickpea stew, cilantro and samosas.

Crave’s new Vindy station is a hit-or-miss attempt at Indian food

Samosas decidedly do not belong in rice bowls, but Vindy seems to be oblivious to that.
Shiphrah Moses and Reva Sharma October 6, 2023

Since the Paulson Center opened last semester, Crave NYU has quickly become a fan-favorite dining hall for its large variety of consistently good meal options. Crave’s different...

The close-up shot of a hand scanning an NYU ID card above a card reader.

Opinion: Swipe it Forward is taking a step backward

The program aimed at helping food-insecure students has always had its issues, but instead of resolving them, NYU has made the program even less accessible.
Molly Koch, Opinion Editor September 29, 2023

The student government's Swipe it Forward program is one of the few resources for food-insecure students on campus, allowing those with meal plans to donate extra meal swipes to...

Two mooncakes are on a plate, sitting on a table. To the left of the photo there is a blue-and-white teapot.

Moonstruck for mooncakes at the Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s that time of the year again for having an excuse to only eat desserts for dinner: here are New York City’s best treats and eats for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Andrea Lui and Jack Dai September 28, 2023

Contact Andrea Lui and Jack Dai at [email protected]  Map by Krish Dev.

A man dressed in a white shirt with red shorts and black shoes walks down the middle of rows of grocery items, including chips, straws, and toys.

Skip Whole Foods and try these more affordable alternatives

As a college student, grocery shopping without breaking the bank can be quite the struggle. Here are some options that won’t have you signing up for a meal plan again.
Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer September 25, 2023

With restaurants on every corner, the temptation to eat out for every meal in New York City is certainly strong, but one look at your dinner bill will have you setting up shop...

The entrance to N.Y.U’s Upstein dining hall with a sign that reads “Order Ready.” There is a pick-up counter in the background with many brown paper bags waiting to be collected.

Opinion: Unpredictable dining hall wait times make it impossible to plan ahead

Despite the convenience of the Grubhub app, listed pickup times are unreliable, sometimes forcing students to wait up to two hours during peak periods to get their food. 
Abi Rivera, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

As a hungry college student, I often find myself standing in the bustling Upstein food court, desperately refreshing the Grubhub app and scanning the room.​​ The large monitors...

A large open lobby with two stripes of lights on the ceiling. There are white tables on the left side and red sofa chairs on the right side. On the wall to the right hangs an art installation with strands of colorful wires.

What’s inside NYU’s $1.2 billion Paulson Center

NYU’s largest building will begin to host classes on Jan. 23, over 16 years after the university unveiled plans for the massive construction project.
Tori Morales and Kevin Wu January 22, 2023

A hand holding an N.Y.U. identity card up to a dining hall entrance scanner.

Swipe it Forward meal donation returns, undeterred by red tape

The student-led initiative seeks to combat food insecurity, but its launch has seen NYU Eats struggle to cooperate with the student government.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Swipe it Forward, NYU's dining hall meal swipe donation program, returns today. The Student Government Assembly, which runs the program, struggled to work with NYU Eats, the organization...

Photograph of a banner saying “N.Y.U. Farmer’s Market” on the right, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables on a table covered in a purple N.Y.U.-branded tablecloth on the left.

Opinion: NYU students need to eat more fruit

It's time that meal plans provide more fruit options.
James Bisceglia, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

Say you’re at one of the dining locations on campus and would like to round out your meal with a piece of fruit. Between Third North dining hall, Downstein, Market at Sidestein,...