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Cooling Off Near Campus — Part 2

Couldn’t get enough of the frozen desserts we wrote about earlier? Neither could we, which is why we found more! Beat the heat with this mix of classic and unique frozen desserts around NYU.

Big Gay Ice Cream (Grove St. and 7th Ave.; 7th St. between 1st Ave. and Avenue A)


This ice cream shop has already made our Essential NYU List, but it’s worth mentioning again because the soft serve IS AMAZING. Go for the classics like The Salty Pimp, or be adventurous and try The Mermaid. You can’t go wrong with whipped cream!

Culture: An American Yogurt Company (West 8th St. between 6th Ave & MacDougal)


Much like gelato, froyo (frozen yogurt, for those of you living under a rock) packs a lot of flavor with not so much guilt. And what better place to try than a shop whose mission is to “WOW” you? It’s all self-serve, so fill your cup to the brim and head for the toppings stand.

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A Novel Idea: Summer Reading for #NYU2018

Freshmen, have you started reading your summer books yet? This year’s list includes a bestseller about reinvention, a convincing case against meat, and titles that focus on innovation, disasters, and sex — in the most academic way, of course. So, once you’re done admiring OWOW entries on Facebook, get offline and crack open your school’s book!


CAS and TISCH — Regeneration by Pat Barker. Discussions about Regeneration, an anti-war novel set during World War I, will kick off a series of events at NYU to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war.


GALLATIN — A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin. Chosen for their fitting and shared theme of young people finding their creative and intellectual voices.

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9 Perfect Summer Day Trips From NYC

It’s July! That means heat, humidity, and long days in the sun. We’ve told you a lot about cheap ways to have fun in NYC this summer, but sometimes you’ve just gotta skip town and escape the concrete jungle. Thankfully, NYC is a transportation hub and can take you wherever you need to go, no matter the direction.

1. Stony Brook, Long Island. Looking for a quaint outing with shopping, classically-styled New England restaurants, cruises, and museums? Sounds like you need a trip to Long Island. This beachside town is only a two hour ride away on the LIRR for just $25.


2. The Jersey Shore. The summer can leave you begging for relief at the beach. Skip Coney Island and dip your toes in the sand at one of New Jersey’s over two dozen beaches. And affordable NJTransit prices mean more money for the boardwalk!  


3. Storm King Art Center. Fresh air, sculptures, and food! This massive sculpture park, just an hour and a half drive north of the city, showcases more than 100 different sculptures across 500 acres. And admission is just $8 with your NYU Card! How’s that for an art class field trip?

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Introduce yourself — and maybe even become famous…

We love July because it means that our One Word. One World. photo and video contest is back in action and we finally get to meet NYU’s newest faces!

#OWOW14 also serves as a creative challenge for all of you: thinking of one word that best describes you, and conveying that in a photo or short video. 

That’s a lot of pressure, especially when you have the chance to see your face on the big screen at Madison Square Garden!

No. Big. Deal.

To help you exercise those creative brain cells, here are the winning entries from the past two years. Soak ‘em up, then go introduce yourself!

Rockstars from 2013:

Groundbreakers of 2012: 

So… What will you create?

Find your summer oasis. Take a break from city life at one of these jaw-droppingly peaceful courtyards around campus — in the heart of Washington Square Village, at the entrance to Vanderbilt Hall, and near the Washington Mews.

Cooling Off Near Campus — Part 1

The days are getting hotter, and working three different summer internships can be exhausting. We all need to cool off, but we’re over the Pinkberrys and Mister Softee trucks. Us cool cats wanna be spotted at unique frozen treat havens around NYC. Good thing we’ve got this handy list to treat ourselves with!

Sundaes and Cones (East 10th St. between 3rd & 4th Aves.)


Sometimes you’ve got to go straight for the classic. This thick, rich, homemade ice cream even comes in special flavors like Gummy Bear and Black Cherry. Is your mouth watering yet?

 La Newyorkina (10th Ave. between 24th & 25th)


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11 Signs You’re Going Through NYU Withdrawal

Maybe you’re a recent graduate, or you’ve gone back home for the summer. Either way, you’re bound to find yourself going through withdrawal from NYC and NYU. Take it from us: You aren’t the only one clinging to anything violet!

1. You go out of your way to walk by Washington Square Park. So, you’re interning in Midtown this summer, but somehow you get off the train at West 4th without even thinking. It’s okay! Stop by Washington Square Park anyway the fountain is on!

2. You’ve been craving Hayden Cookies. Hayden will be closed next year for renovations, and it will be hard to replace those gooey little bites of heaven! Fill the hole in your heart with Insomnia Cookies in the meantime.


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Abstract Campus: Water. The Washington Square Park Fountain is iconic, but it’s not the only one near NYU. Here is a new perspective on our favorite — plus a few others around the Village.

10 Under $10: Summer in NYC

The city has a lot to offer, so an NYC summer is naturally packed with fun things to do. But how can we, as college students, stay on a strict budget with all of the costly opportunities out there? Luckily, these NYC summer events are big on fun and won’t stretch your wallet!

1. Expand your cultural horizons. No matter what kind of art you love, the River to River Festival, from June 19 to 29, has something for you: writing, theater, dance, interactive art, and much more.


2. Catch free concerts all over the city. We love free concerts! Since 1986, the New York City Parks Foundation has hosted Summer Stage. See one, rain or shine, through August!


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12 Free Top Notch Art Exhibitions You Should See This Summer

Just because you aren’t in class doesn’t mean you can’t be cultured — especially since NYU makes it easy to see tons of art for free! So, if you’re staying in NYC this summer, you’ve gotta check out these awesome (and free!) art exhibitions.

1. Mel Bochner: Strong Language. Watch your language… closely! Examine our cerebral associations with words and colors at the Jewish Museum through September at this eye-opening exhibition.


2. MUSEUM STARTER KIT: Open with Care. El Museo del Barrio will showcase the best works of the museum’s founder, turning 80 this year, among paintings, photographs, and sculptures of the Puerto Rican experience through Sept. 6.

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