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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

File Photo: Washington Square Village, between Mercer Street and LaGuardia Place. (Photo by Tayler MacMillan)

Student fondled near Paulson Center

The student was walking on West 3rd Street between LaGuardia Place and Mercer Street before the suspect “grabbed their buttocks.”
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor February 16, 2024

An NYU student was assaulted Thursday evening near the Paulson Center, Campus Safety head Fountain Walker reported in a universitywide email.  The student was walking along...

To the right there is a sign on a brick wall that reads, ‘New York University School of Law.’ Behind that wall is the entrance to a brick building.

NYU Law Policing Project to collaborate on Minneapolis public safety plan

The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a $1 million contract with NYU Law’s Policing Project that will help the city define future strategies for public safety.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

NYU’s Policing Project, a law enforcement reform project operating under the School of Law, will examine the effectiveness of the public safety system in Minneapolis through...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

The picket line of an anti-abortion rally on Broadway. Attendees hold signs and banners that read “International Gift of Life Walk New York City” and “Pray and Act against Sin of Abortion.”

Manhattan anti-abortion marchers impeded by counterprotesters, ‘Joker’ movie set

Abortion rights advocates confronted a large crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators near Foley Square this past weekend.
Cora Snow, Deputy News Editor March 28, 2023

A blockade of police officers divided dozens of protesters and counterprotesters at an anti-abortion march this past Saturday. Counterprotesters yelled, banged on scaffolding and...

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

A person wearing a black coat, red hoodie and red pants sits on a stone bench in a park with a small table in front of them. On the table is a glass jar with cannabis joints in it.

Opinion: Stop buying weed from Washington Square Park

40% of cannabis sold at unlicensed dispensaries around New York City is contaminated. Cannabis sold at Washington Square Park is no exception.
Abi Rivera, Deputy Opinion Editor December 14, 2022

You have to be high to think you're getting a $10 pre-roll from Washington Square Park that doesn't have E. coli in it.  According to the New York Medical Cannabis Industry...

A photograph of the scene of the car collision. Crime scene tape runs across the street. A group of four first responders are seen standing next blood on the road.

Woman killed in Chinatown car crash outside NYU’s Lafayette Hall

A woman who is not affiliated with NYU was hit by a driver outside a university residence hall in Chinatown on Monday morning.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor December 5, 2022

An 83-year-old woman was struck and killed by the driver of a pickup truck just outside of Lafayette Hall, on the corner of Lafayette Street and White Street in Chinatown, at approximately...

A cart wrapped around by plastic bags and an opened pink suitcase with clothes lays on a sidewalk under scaffolding.

Guest Essay: Mayor Adams’ new policy for the unhoused is dangerous for New York

Mayor Eric Adams’ latest policy is the tipping point of his year-long fight to remove houseless people from subway stations against their will without meaningfully addressing the issues they face.
Leann Beard, Guest Contributor December 5, 2022

Last Tuesday, Mayor Eric Adams unveiled his new policy initiative, the crown jewel of his policies attempting to reduce visible poverty, while doing nothing to address the issue...

Anexteriorviewof the Coral Tower residence hall. The building has a modern white facade. On each side of the building are rows of rectangular windows and balconies. At the bottom is a black sign for a nearby pharmacy, “Duane Reade.”

Intruder evades NYU dorm security at Alumni Hall, Coral Tower

The New York City Police Department responded to reports of an intruder in the Alumni Hall and Coral Tower residence halls.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor November 4, 2022

A man unaffiliated with NYU dodged security and entered Alumni Hall and Coral Tower on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The unidentified perpetrator was removed from Alumni Hall by Campus Safety...

The brick column in front of the NYU law school with a plaque saying “New York University School of Law.”

Teach-in condemns NYU Law Policing Project

Two NYU School of Law groups hosted a teach-in to discuss the funding and research of the school’s Policing Project, which they say harms marginalized communities.
Isabella Tapia, Staff Writer April 25, 2022

More than 70 NYU community members participated in a virtual teach-in about the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project on April 20. The event was hosted by the NYU Law student...

A crowd of police officers, legal personnel, reporters and civilians dressed in dark blue congregating on a sidewalk in the East Village.

Opinion: Coverage of Brooklyn shooting ignores lessons of previous mass shootings

Mainstream media coverage following last week's Brooklyn shooting has failed readers on multiple counts, focusing on the alleged attacker rather than the victims and failing to use trigger warnings.
Steph Wittstruck, Contributing Writer April 18, 2022

Content warning: This opinion piece discusses gun violence and trauma. When I opened Instagram on Tuesday morning, I was met with a barrage of unsolicited images of people bleeding...

A crowd of people march on the street in a protest passing by parked cars holding protest banners.

East Village rally protests destruction of houseless communities

New York residents protested the citywide sweeps and demanded that Mayor Eric Adams provide community-controlled housing during a demonstration in Tompkins Square Park on April 8.
Gabriel Hawthorne, Deputy News Editor April 12, 2022

More than 100 people stood in solidarity with their unhoused neighbors on Friday, April 8, to protest the sweep of encampments throughout New York City. The Tompkins Square...