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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

One of the dishes of the hassun, a aburi otoro with menegi wrapped in renkon. (Julia Smerling for WSN)

Unveiling Tsubame’s excellence through omakase

As graduation season arrives, the fine-dining omakase is an exquisite dinner fit for special occasions.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Hidden away on Park Place in Tribeca, Tsubame is a calm and elegant retreat from the busyness of the New York City restaurant scene. With at most 10 guests per round of seating,...

A storefront with a black door and red walls is inside the restaurant at the entrance. A red sign that says “FONDA” is hung above the entrance.

Fonda serves up a fiesta of flavor

This Tribeca restaurant unites tradition and modernity through a myriad of Mexican classics.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor November 20, 2023

After lining up for Fonda’s raved taco booth at Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 14, I knew I had to go to its brick-and-mortar restaurant in Tribeca....

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 weaving titled “Gretal Gretal” hangs on a white wall in an art exhibition space.

Christina Forrer’s exhibition nourishes your inner child

Los Angeles-based artist Christina Forrer’s weavings and drawings, on view at Luhring Augustine through Oct. 29, express relatable anxieties and fears through a childlike lens of the world.
Alexa Donovan, Contributing Writer October 24, 2022

Known for creating fantastical art that expresses chaos and evokes powerful emotions, Swiss-born and Los Angeles-based artist Christina Forrer is hosting her second solo exhibition...

An open area on the westside of Washington Square Park surrounded by trees. People congregate around Extinction Rebellion NYC tables and banners.

Climate activists hold environmental justice festival in Washington Square Park

Extinction Rebellion NYC held an Earth Day festival in the park, calling on corporations and the government to act against the fossil fuel industry.
Ally Dickson, Contributing Writer April 25, 2022

Extinction Rebellion NYC, an organization that advocates for climate justice via civil disobedience, hosted an art and music festival in Washington Square Park from April 19-22...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

PatBO, embracing sparkle, leaves patterns in 2021

Designer Patricia Bonaldi’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection is covered in rhinestones.
Ari Arvand, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

The PatBO Fall/Winter 2022 show did not disappoint. Its location, in the main lobby of the Surrogate's Courthouse in Tribeca, set the scene for the show: elegant, flashy and rich...

The annual Tribeca film festival since 2002 hosted in Manhattan shows a wide variety of independent films. The festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Illustration by Cicek Erel)

Tribeca Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Yet another film festival has fallen to the coronavirus pandemic. Tribeca Film Festival, which normally runs during the month of April in New York City, announced its decision to postpone.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Arts Editor March 13, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival made an announcement on their website this Thursday, stating that due to the coronavirus and New York Governor Cuomo banning gatherings of over 500 people...

A lot of students suffer from heavy debt burden for student loan. (Via Facebook)

NYU Students Don’t Know if the Degree Is Worth the Debt

Students and alumni of the university talk loans and the school’s hefty price tag.
Aashna Agarwal, Contributing Writer November 11, 2019

Phillip Youmans was 17 when he started production of his feature film “Burning Cane,” 18 when he submitted it to Tribeca Film Festival as an NYU first-year and 19 when he became...

Niri (Lima Das) making her feature debut in “Aamis.” (via Metanormal Motion Pictures)

‘Aamis’ Team on Their Flesh-Eating Romance at Tribeca

WSN sat down with the director, lead actress, producer and composers of the Assamese film.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 6, 2019

For all the surprises it holds, “Aamis,” writer and director Bhaskar Hazarika’s latest film, looks regrettably generic at first glance. A married clinician named Nirmali...

Erturk graduated from Tisch in 2016 and premiered his feature film debut at Tribeca. (via Cenk Erturk)

Tisch MFA Alum Cenk Ertürk’s Journey to Tribeca

WSN sits down with Tisch MFA alum Cenk Ertürk to talk about “Noah Land,” his feature debut at Tribeca.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 3, 2019

When Turkish immigrant Cenk Ertürk first set foot in the United States, he came with a dream of being a filmmaker despite having no formal education in the craft. Little did he...

The main subject of the documentary, Gemma, a troublemaking teenager who comes of age in a declining Scottish steel town. (via Falco Ink)

‘Scheme Birds’ Is a Scottish Story Long Overdue

Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin frame Scotland in a new light in “Scheme Birds,” a coming-of-age documentary.
Fareid El Gafy, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

“Maggie Thatcher took the steel industry from Scotland and Ireland, [and] gave it to England.”  Twenty-one-year-old Gemma sums up the history of her sleepy Scottish hometown...

These fashion icons exemplify the various neighborhoods in New York City.

Meet the Fashion Icons of Your NYC Neighborhood

Sona Shekhawat, Contributing Writer February 10, 2017
If each NYC neighborhood were represented by a style icon, who would it be?