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

An illustration of a cup of coffee in a white cup and white plate next to a gray laptop. On the screen of the laptop is an image of an elderly Black woman dressed in a light blue dress sitting on a chair on a sidewalk at night.

Off the Radar: ‘News from Home’ captures urban solitude and fleeting memories  

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “News from Home” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

New York City is no stranger to the silver screen. Time and time again, it has set the stage for gritty crime dramas, sappy rom-coms and billion-dollar superhero blockbusters....

A collage of three photos: On the left is a construction site with scaffolding, a U.S. flag, and a sign with text “70 Atlantic Avenue”; in the middle is a photo of a part of a sign that indicates that the owner of the construction site is “NYU Langone Health”; on the right is a concept image of the completed building with a glass facade and the text “NYU Langone Cobble Hill.”

New NYU Langone medical facility in Cobble Hill to open in 2023

NYU Langone’s new ambulatory care clinic will house office space and provide Brooklyn residents with a greater range of health care services.
Ruhi Malipatlolla, Contributing Writer September 29, 2022

NYU Langone Health is finishing work on a new ambulatory care clinic in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, a five-story facility that is intended to open mid-2023. The new center will include...

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...

(From left) Pete Davidson and director Judd Apatow with crew members on the set of The King of Staten Island. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Judd Apatow Finds the Humor in Grief in ‘The King of Staten Island’

Judd Apatow talks to WSN about grief, heroism and his new film, “The King of Staten Island.”
Kaylee DeFreitas, Arts Editor June 11, 2020

Judd Apatow has always found himself drawn to stories of underdogs. From working on “Freaks and Geeks,” the TV show about high school misfits, to his directorial debut “The...

Bill de Blasio is the king of New York. (Staff Illustration by Marva Shi)

Off-Third: Happy Alumni Weekend From Bill de Blasio

The NYU alumnus and self-proclaimed king of New York may not have been invited to NYU’s Alumni Weekend, but that’s not stopping him from advocating for his alma mater’s students.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor October 29, 2019

Happy Alumni Weekend from Off-Third, WSN’s satire section. Try not to take us too seriously. Bill de Blasio is the king of New York. At least that’s what he tells me. We’re...

Just a ferry ride away, Staten Island is the perfect place for students to get away from the bustling city. Some attractions include seeing the Statue of Liberty, Freshkills Park and Sailor’s Snug Harbor & Botanical Gardens.

Out of Borough Adventures: Staten Island

Alyssa Kelly, Staff Writer October 6, 2017
A ferry trip to Staten Island might be just the break you need from the bustle of the city.
A pianist who frequents Washington Square Park altered his instrument with a sign that reads this machine kills fascism. He played in front of the arch as people gathered to record his music.

Ralliers Work to Shatter Broken Windows in Washington Square Park

Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor February 11, 2017
Rally attenders gathered in Washington Square Park to demonstrate support against the recent actions regarding immigration.
Ireland Gibson of NYU’s Track and Field team ran a new 800m record for NYU.

Individual Runners Shine Despite Mediocre Track Finish

Rachel Ruecker, Deputy Sports Editor March 7, 2016
Track was in action over the weekend in Staten Island for the ECAC Championships.
Daniel Rieger led a group of four Violets in the mile, placing sixth with his time of 4:23.26.

Track Does Better Than Score Indicates

Michael Thompson, Sports Editor February 8, 2016
The men's and women's track teams were fully reunited this weekend at the NYC Metro Championships.
NYC Gotham Cup a Tune-Up for Violet Track

NYC Gotham Cup a Tune-Up for Violet Track

Rachel Ruecker, Deputy Sports Editor January 26, 2016
NYU's track and field teams competed in the Gotham Cup on Jan. 22 before hunkering down as the snow piled up.
Courtesy of Adrian Fussell

One year later: Outer Boroughs

October 29, 2013
Reflecting on the impact of Hurricane Sandy in the outer boroughs.
Courtesy of reivax

NY Water Taxi to run as temporary Staten Island Ferry

November 30, 2012

Last Saturday, the Bloomberg administration and the New York City Department of Transportation announced that the New York Water Taxi will temporarily be running on ferry schedule...