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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 hand holding a smartphone with the Beli interface displayed on its screen.

Why NYU students are obsessed with the Beli app — and why you should be too

This restaurant ranking app has taken over the New York City food scene, and NYU students have eagerly taken a bite at it.
Lauren Ng, Contributing Writer October 16, 2023

It’s late on a Friday night. You and your friends are trying to decide where to eat, but the discussion is running in circles. Everyone insists that they’re “down to eat...

An illustration of a box filled with small pastries, two boxes labeled “SPARKLER,” two ignited sparklers, a stack of five playing cards including a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace from bottom to top, two flowers and a Diya, against a pink background.

Finding Diwali at NYC restaurants

Being so far away from home doesn't mean I have to reduce my Diwali dishes to just butter chicken.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

Within the tightly-knit Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Newar Buddhist communities across the world, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the biggest and most awaited events to celebrate...

A person sits at a table, holding a newspaper in a blue-and-gold adorned room.

8 restaurants that are ‘Gossip Girl’ approved

If it’s good enough for Blair Waldorf, it’s good enough for you. 
Ishani Paul, Contributing Writer October 12, 2022

Anyone who knows me knows that half of my personality is inspired by Blair Waldorf, one of the main characters of “Gossip Girl.” Following a group of teenagers, the TV show...

Blue crates filled with various fruits and vegetables sit in front of a French grocery store.

Navigating the Paris food scene with dietary restrictions

Students following vegetarian, vegan and halal diets share their experiences and recommendations for finding options at restaurants and grocery stores around Paris.
Juliana Guarracino, Staff Writer May 7, 2022

From eclairs to escargots, France is known for its food. For many NYU Paris students, food is a great opportunity to experience French culture. In Parisian fashion, many students...

A green outdoor dining structure on the street. Inside, three people are eating at a table.

Opinion: Despite its flaws, the city council’s outdoor dining proposal deserves to pass

As the City Council calls for permanent open restaurant stalls, city planners should focus on enhancing the street culture with regulated structures and more walkable streets.
Blake Salesin, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

On April 12, I sat outside at one of the many cafes in Greenwich Village that offer temporary structure seating. I was outlining my argument for this piece, where I planned to...

A multipurpose dining and cooking space in a residence hall on NYU’s Washington, D.C., campus. On the left, there’s a white table with four white chairs tucked underneath. On the right, next to the door, is a mobile island with a microwave.

Cooking in the capital at NYU DC

NYU Washington, D.C., encourages students to become chefs in the face of high local dining prices.
Rahul Mahesh, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

WASHINGTON 一 The nation's capital, home to an NYU study away site, has an impressive range of restaurants for students to splurge on every now and then. Food in Washington, however,...

How venues and restaurants across NYC are enforcing the vax pass

How venues and restaurants across NYC are enforcing the vax pass

Since Aug. 16, indoor venues have been required to check customers’ vaccination statuses as mandated by the new city-wide policy referred to as The Key to NYC. Here’s how you can show your proof of vaccination.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Deputy Editor September 24, 2021

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination has been required for a variety of indoor activities across New York City as of Aug. 16. Full enforcement of the new mandate has been in place since...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Campus-area food for all your dietary needs and choices

Whether you’re looking for gluten-free, low-carb, low-fiber or vegan options, you don’t have to go far from campus to find the food you need!
Under the Arch Staff September 24, 2021

  Yin Ji Chang Fen 91 Bayard St., New York, NY 10013 Diet: Low-fiber Cantonese cuisine Yin Ji Chang Fen offers a variety of rice noodles and congees, which...

The Smith continues to be a popular dinner spot for NYU students. New mandates and recommendations have changed the way you can expect to dine in the city. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Dining indoors during COVID-19, safely-ish

Here’s everything you need to know about eating at restaurants during the pandemic. Because despite CDC recommendations, we know you’ll do it anyway, so you might as well be safe about it.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 17, 2021

After nearly a year and a half of being stuck at home, most diners are eager to hit the streets again to experience the comforting thrill of eating at a restaurant. As more and...

Turns out, eating out in New York doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out these restaurants for delicious meals you can get on a tight budget. (Staff Photos by Ryan Kawahara and Manasa Gudavalli)

10 food spots under $12

Check out these 10 restaurants that offer quick, flavorful meals for under $12.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 8, 2021

It doesn’t take a math major to tell you that living in the Big Apple is pretty pricey, especially when it comes to food. But don’t let the high price tag of some restaurants...

Life in Greenwich Village can be hectic and fast-paced. Here are some places to stop for a quick bite to eat around NYU. (Photos by Alex Tran, Chelsea Li, Marva Shi, Manasa Gudavalli, Alex Tey)

Food hot spots to know as a first-year

A list of places near campus for quick bites between classes.
August 25, 2021

Between packing, moving, starting school and reading NYU emails, life can become overwhelming for first-years coming to New York City and Greenwich Village. Here is a compilation...

WSN interviewed 886 restaurant co-owner Andy Chuang. Like many restaurants, 886 suffered a blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the restaurant stepped up to support the community. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Give back to 886: a Taiwanese restaurant that empowered the NYC community during COVID-19

NYU alum and 886 co-owner Andy Chuang speaks about the restaurant's decision to support other local restaurants and feed hospital workers during the height of the pandemic.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor April 9, 2021

Taiwanese restaurant 886 is taking the New York restaurant scene by storm with its incredible service, food and devotion to its community. The St. Marks restaurant puts a New York...