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

Several items strewn across a white sheet including a green journal with a leather cover, a gray laptop, a book titled “Jazz” by Toni Morrison, two bookmarks, a pair of white earphones, two pairs of glasses, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, several coins, nine pens, a container of lip gloss, a brown leather wallet, and a brown leather tote bag.

NYU, what’s in your tote?

Backpacks are out, and tote bags are in. Here’s what NYU students are carrying to class.
Jhenesis Hines, Staff Writer January 26, 2023

Tote bags are an essential part of New York City culture. They’re used for just about everything: shopping, carrying school supplies, creating an everyday aesthetic — and students...

The interior of Buffalo Exchange. Clothes line the inside of the store, both on circular racks and against the wall.

Les Miss wants to be a ‘true‘ thrift store

As thrifting takes over the fashion world and Manhattan stores are popularized by social media, prices have risen sharply even as some stores are seeing a decrease in quality.
Blake Salesin, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

Young wardrobe stylist Sam Deutsch answered his phone as he took a new electric Citi Bike for a cruise down First Avenue in the East Village. When the pandemic began, Deutsch left...

An anterior view of a lot the size of a New York City house filled with racks of clothes and tables for jewelry and other smaller items with graffiti on the wall in the background.

Ludlow Flea Market offers unique, sustainable pieces at affordable prices

Stories from a vibrant community of upcyclers and secondhand fashion enthusiasts who've set up shop in the Lower East Side.
Bella Ingber and Mayee Yeh April 29, 2022

The Ludlow Flea Market at 159 Ludlow St., a 20-minute walk from NYU’s Washington Square Park campus, was my first secondhand shopping experience. I had absolutely no idea what...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Food festival, sustainable fashion show and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 4-10.
The News Desk April 4, 2022

A workshop on racial justice solidarity 1-3 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join NYU’s workshop comparing performative allyship and solidarity...

The Union Square Trader Joe’s is one of eight locations in Manhattan. In this Ranked series, we reveal how this Trader Joe’s stacks up against the others and which reigns supreme. (Staff Photo by Ryan Kawahara)

We ranked every Manhattan Trader Joe’s so you don’t have to

We’re putting in the work, so you don’t have to, starting with groceries. All the Trader Joe’s in Manhattan ranked from best to worst.
Joey Hung and Sabrina Choudhary September 8, 2021

For the first installment of our Ranked series, we decided to tackle a subject near and dear to our hearts: Trader Joe’s. Across the board, we’re big fans; Sabrina even has...

Wollman Rink in Central Park is a popular skating spot for New Yorkers. (Via Wikimedia Tomás Fano)

Winter Wonderland: Culture Desk Dishes Their Favorite New York City Winter Activities

When the weather outside is frightful, the Culture Desk finds these activities delightful.
Lauren Gruber, Calais Watkins, Bella Gil and Carol Lee December 4, 2019

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Hot chocolate from Serendipity 3. The Union Square Holiday Market. “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and...

University Floral Design, at 51 University Place, sells both elaborate bouquets and easy-to-maintain household plants. (Photo by Cloris Yang)

Concrete City, Green Thumb: Plant Shop Recommendations

Add a bit of leafy life to your dorm.
Cloris Yang, Contributing Writer September 30, 2019

The benefits of keeping a plant in your dorm range from cleaner air, to diminishing drowsiness, to making you feel a little less lonely. Keeping something other than yourself...

Valerie Stepanova, CAS junior, tries on clothes at the NYU bookstore. Her goal is to create an entire outfit (minus the shoes) that is stylish, unobnoxious, and decently priced. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

I Tried to Put Together an Outfit With NYU Bookstore Gear

There are some hidden gems in the men’s section.
Valerie Stepanova, Contributing Writer May 2, 2019

Like any other college, NYU’s bookstore sells plenty of clothing that proudly professes in purple your association with the school to any passerby. And for a school not...

The former storefront for Shiina (Staff Photo by Joel Lee)

Shiina Slips Away Without Notice

Shiina, a boutique specializing in Asian items, has vacated its storefront beneath Third North, and residents of the dorm have mixed reactions.
Faith Marnecheck, Culture Editor April 12, 2019

When the Gotham Pizza across from Third Avenue North Residence Hall suddenly closed last year, the student body suffered a deep loss. Now, the NYU community has lost another store...

The Vessel, a 16-floor structure located at 20 Hudson Yards, is the new landmark built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

Hudson Yards: Students Don’t Believe the Hype

NYU students may be known for being elitist — but even we have a problem with Hudson Yards.
Isla Na, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

Hudson Yards, a shining diamond amid the concrete jungle, does not blend into the neighborhood. It stands separately, as if enclosed in a glass case at a museum — to be looked...

Signs outside the new Buffalo Exchange location, which will open at 714 Broadway this spring. (Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Boost Your Wardrobe After Class at Buffalo Exchange

The well-known consignment store is coming to campus.
Taylor Jeffries, Staff Writer March 24, 2019

Spring cleaning might lead to spring shopping with Buffalo Exchange’s arrival on campus. The popular consignment store is scheduled to open a new location this spring at 714...

Outfits in the window of Buffalo Exchange, a thrift and vintage store located on 11th Street. (Staff Photo by Julia McNeill)

A Guide to Thrifting: Pay Less for More

Don’t shop til you drop. Thrift til you’re fit.
Isla Na, Staff Writer February 4, 2019

Being fashionable on a tight budget can be daunting. Lucky for us, New York City is teeming with thrift stores that hold treasures waiting to be discovered. Below are five of them...