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

The exterior of Scarr’s Pizza, with a sign that says “Scarr’s Pizza,” and two people inside.

The best way to go on a pizza crawl across Manhattan

From the East Village to the Upper West Side, these classic shops are the perfect way to see the city through slices.
Stutee Oke, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

New York City is the mecca of American pizza with over 2,000 shops across the five boroughs. From dollar-slice counters to brick-oven pizzerias, there is a pizza place for everyone,...

A crowd of people gathering at an Italian food-tasting event at Pier 86 in New York City.

A paradise of pizza and pasta at Food Network’s NYC Wine & Food Festival

Peroni’s Taste of Italy on Oct. 12 brought together New York City's most iconic Italian bakeries, restaurants and cocktail bars under one night sky along the Hudson River. Here’s where you can try them for yourself.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Managing Editor October 16, 2023

The New York City Wine & Food Festival hosted by Food Network took diners on a tour of the city’s best Italian establishments with their Peroni’s Taste of Italy event,...

Five containers of food placed on a wooden table. From the left to right: a waffle with walnuts in a yellow paper container; two bao buns and three egg rolls in a paper box; a salad bowl with brown rice, eggplant, arugula, tomatoes and curried chickpeas; a box of fried chicken and fries; and an entire pizza with goat cheese and spinach in a pizza box.

Urbanspace puts your favorite dining hall to shame

When you don’t want Cluckstein for the third time this week, check out Urbanspace Union Square.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor January 25, 2023

As the semester begins, everyone is looking for the perfect spot to study and grab a quick bite — or maybe 13. Conveniently located between University Hall and Palladium on 124...

Centered in the photo are two students at a salad bar with dining tables to the right.

Ranked: What is the best NYU dining hall?

A senior’s ranking of NYU’s dining halls — take this with a grain of salt since the university's dining options don’t have any.
Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Managing Editor September 19, 2022

As a veteran of the NYU Eats dining hall experience, it’s about time I lend my four years of expertise to answer the long-debated question: What are the best dining halls? With...

A mocktail glass with a dried citrus fruit on top against a yellowish background.

A hangover remedy guide

We’re not trying to enable you, but here are some ways to help that headache.
The Culture Desk May 4, 2022

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

Declassified: An NYU Survival Guide

April 18, 2022
So you got into NYU. Congratulations! Now what? Let us tell you all about the nitty gritty details of changing your major, navigating the Liberal Studies Core program, celebrating the weekend in NYC, and making lasting friendships.
A Tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light-pink background.A tiffany-blue Fender Stratocaster, two slices of pepperoni, a disco ball and an old TV with antenna against a light pink background.

How NYU students spend their weekends

Students from various backgrounds share their Friday night activities: the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between.
April 18, 2022

Flashing lights It's what we prepare for all week. Friday afternoon, you can see me ready on the Palladium court playing volleyball. I break a quick sweat while I laugh with friends....

A still from the ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary.” Pictured are actors Tyler James Williams, Quinta Brunson, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, William Stanford Davis.

‘Abbott Elementary’ is a reminder of the importance of comedies

The new ABC sitcom “Abbott Elementary” has set records for the network and already been renewed for a second season. The show’s lovable characters, refreshing humor and original plot make it a must-watch.
Sunny Sequeira, UTA Staff Editor March 29, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes potential spoilers for “Abbott Elementary.” Quinta Brunson is a name that may ring familiar. Many will remember her from Buzzfeed’s...

A group of people crowd around the entrance of The Grey Dog. Above them is metal scaffolding with a baby blue banner that has the restaurant’s name printed on it.

The best places for bottomless brunch around NYU

Here are our recommendations for the best places to celebrate the weekend with endless drinks and French toast. Have fun getting home.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor March 4, 2022

Bottomless brunch is one of New York City’s late afternoon weekend rituals. Unlimited drinks served with your choice of breakfast or lunch fare after these few LONG weeks of...

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I tried every dollar pizza store around campus 

In celebration of National Pizza Month, I visited every dollar pizza store around NYU’s campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 
Alex Tran, Deputy Culture Editor October 28, 2021

Champion Pizza is a renowned New York restaurant with locations in Soho and on 5th Avenue. Hazzi Akdeniz, its founder, wants to give back to the homeless community by donating money and pizza. (Photo by Kevin Wu)

Champion Pizza gives back to the community one slice at a time

Champion Pizza’s founder Hakki Akdeniz serves the homeless by donating money and boxes of pizza.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

October is National Pizza Month, and no one loves pizza as much as Hakki Akdeniz, founder of Champion Pizza. For him, pizza is more than a meal — it is his passion and his way...

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...