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.
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.
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?
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:
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)
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.