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

A police car sits in the middle of the intersection between east thirteenth street and university place with its driver’s side airbags blown, and yellow police tape reads “Do Not Cross,” draped on its left side. The front of the vehicle is severely damaged, with shattered glass and parts of the car in pieces on the pavement. Behind it are civilians and their vehicles along with other police cars and a firetruck.

Police car crashes into civilian vehicle on University Place

New York City Police Department officers collided with a civilian vehicle on University Place while heading to the location of a reported theft on Monday, Feb. 20.
Bruna Horvath and Carmo Moniz February 20, 2023

While responding to a report of theft on 14th Street, just south of Union Square, a New York City Police Department vehicle crashed into a civilian’s car at around 5 p.m. on...

A person holds ube ice cream with coconut flakes and mochi in a “Soft Swerve” cup in front of an ice cream sign.

Here’s the scoop on the best ice cream in NYC

If we’re not getting snow this winter, at least we can drown our sorrows in ice cream.
Anya Paiz, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

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A photo of University Place, a street near NYU’s Washington Square campus. A white Dodge Charger with its left-front wheel missing and left front fender bent. Five police officers stand next to the car. Their white Sheriff’s vehicle is parked nearby.

Masked driver crashes car into Madman Espresso

The car crashed into the corner of the cafe’s outdoor seating area on University Place near NYU’s Washington Square campus.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor November 1, 2022

A vehicle crashed into the outdoor dining area operated by Madman Espresso, a cafe frequented by NYU students, on Tuesday evening. The cafe is located on University Place and East...

Local businesses near Washington Square Park experienced a difficult time during the COVID-19 lockdown and only recovered when the campus reopened. They form the backbone of the neighborhood, and NYU students and faculty function as a major source of income. (Photos by Camille Harvell)

Return to campus eases 18 months of financial distress for local businesses

Bagel Bob’s, Irving Farm and many other businesses near campus are household names around NYU. During the height of the pandemic, however, they almost disappeared for good.
Api Dhadda, Contributing Writer September 29, 2021

Peter Karounos’ family has owned and operated University Floral Design on University Place since 1928. But in the months following March 2020, the pandemic wrought nearly irreparable...

University Floral is located on the corner of University Place and 10th Street. The familiar, family-owned store has created beautiful bouquets and displays for many years. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

A Family Business and a Whole Lot of Flowers

A family-owned business delivers beautiful bouquets at University Place.
Fatimah Zeni, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

University Floral Design at 51 University Place has been selling flowers to the people of New York since 1928. Looking in from the outside, it’s hard to miss their beautiful...

A fire has broken out in a building on East 12th Street and University Place. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Fire Erupts on University Place

There were no serious injuries after a fire at an office building on University Place, but two people went to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Meghna Maharishi, News Editor May 8, 2019

Firefighters put out a fire that erupted on the fourth floor of an office building on 99 University Place Wednesday evening near the School of Professional Studies building on...

Ward Pettibone for WSN

Construction worker falls from University Place scaffolding

November 19, 2013
Jaime Sillart, a construction worker working atop scaffolding at the NYU Languages and Literature building on University Place on Nov. 15.
Maddie Freeman for WSN

Small businesses in Village cannot withstand rent increases

September 16, 2013
University Restaurant, and other locations in Greenwich Village, are forced to close after rent increases.
Laura Entis for WSN

Woman falls to death on University Place

October 23, 2012
At approximately noon on Monday, a body was seen falling from a building on University Place between 12th and 13th streets.