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

A panoramic view of the greenfield at Governors Island, with the Manhattan skyline visible in the background.

Opinion: You need to be around more trees

This semester, it's time to seek out more parks and green spaces in New York City.
Abi Rivera, Deputy Opinion Editor September 8, 2022

Being in nature is linked to improved health. According to the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, “Spending time around trees and looking at trees reduces...

While NYCs reputation as a busy city is well-earned, theres still bits of wilderness to be found. Parks throughout the citys boroughs offer chances to explore nature. (Staff Photo by Alex Tey)

Ranked: NYC nature

If you’re tired of Washington Square, Union Square and Tompkins Square, these slices of nature offer an escape from city life without having to leave the city itself.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor October 4, 2021

Are you tired of pretending that the trees in Washington Square Park are a forest? Want to return to the wilderness? Well, you’re more or less out of luck. New York City is pretty...

Yellow leaves hanging above people’s heads is a typical fall scene. In this cozy season, there are many things to do in the city. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

Ten ways to enjoy fall in the city

Below is a list of ways you can experience fall in New York that don’t involve a pumpkin patch.
The Culture Desk September 30, 2021

If comfort were a season, it would be fall. The air is crisp and filled with the scents of pumpkin spice lattes and apple-flavored everything. The warmly-hued leaves breathe life...

SideWagon founder Eric L. Hu at La Push, Washington

The Graduating Senior Who Paid for NYU by Documenting National Parks

Yale Buchwald, Contributing Writer May 7, 2018
SideWagon is a student-run, experiential content production studio that collaborates with brands in promoting affordable domestic travel.
A woman reads a book under a cherry blossom tree in Washington Square Park.

The City’s Best Spots to See Cherry Blossoms

Lauren Baensch, Contributing Writer April 26, 2018
It's cherry blossom season! Here are places to see the blossoms before they're gone.
From atop Bear Mountain, less than two hours away from New York City by train, hikers can make out the Manhattan skyline.

Hiking Trails Accessible by Train

Laura Rubio, Staff Writer April 12, 2018
Explore the great outdoors by checking out one of these easily-accessible hikes.
Two visitors peek inside Mmuseumm, located on Cortlandt Alley. Even when the museum is closed, visitors can call a toll-free number to hear about the objects, or look inside the building’s windows. (Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Small Sights in the Big Apple

Beth Sattur, Contributing Writer March 26, 2018
Here are some of the smallest sights in all of New York City.
The Rise NYC hosting a class in Washington Square Park.

Break a Sweat Without Breaking The Bank

Rachel Buigas-Lopez, Creative Director March 26, 2018
Working out alone can be boring but going to classes around the city is expensive. Here are some hidden gems that won't drain your wallet.
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the New York Botanical Garden. This garden in the Bronx is another great spot to explore in the spring.

Gardens to Spend A Relaxing Day in The Sun

Beth Sattur, Contributing Writer March 22, 2018
Start planning your next picnic at one of these gorgeous NYC gardens.
The Parks Issue

The Parks Issue

Kaitlyn Wang, Features Editor September 25, 2017
A guide to finding some fresh air in New York City that's not just Washington Square Park.
Abingdon Square Park is a little triangular park tucked away in the West Village where Hudson Street crosses Bleecker Street.

The Green in the Concrete Jungle

Liv Chai, Contributing Writer September 11, 2017
Need a break from school? Try a park!
Recent changes to New York City park rules reduce the amount of offenses resulting in a permanent criminal record. These changes were instated to decrease mass incarceration, which is a serious problem in the United States.

NYC Makes Moves to Reduce Penalties to Decrease Mass Incarceration

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor April 25, 2017
The NYC Parks and Recreations department will change the punishments inflicted for minor offenses.