NYU’s history has been filled with entrepreneurial spirit, and NYU start-ups get mentioned all the time in the news. This summer is no exception with these ten creative and innovative ideas from the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s Summer Launchpad… all developed by NYU students and recent alumni!
1. PeekBite. Being a student in NYC means that time is precious, and it’s not always easy to fit healthy food into a cramped schedule. PeekBite promises to deliver freshly-prepared, healthy food to you in just 10 minutes, right from your computer or mobile device. WIN.
2. HireCanvas. There are thousands of universities across the world teaching millions of students how to start successful careers. HireCanvas tracks recruitment events and career fairs you attend and companies you express interested in. In other words, one place for students to seamlessly find and apply for work opportunities. Got some competition, CareerNet?
TBH, it doesn’t matter if you’re an incoming NYU freshman or a fifth-year senior, remembering all of NYU’s acronyms can sometimes be a challenge! It’s easy to get confused about what they mean and how to pronounce them, so we broke down the basics to make you feel less like a noob.
ARC. The Academic Resource Center offers advising and tutoring to make sure your academic career at NYU is smooth sailing (like an ark — get it?).
BKLYN. Attention hipsters: Brooklyn is for you! If you’re a student at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, or if you need vintage clothing and antiques, you have found your mecca.
NYU Views: Kimmel. Who needs more proof that NYU is in and of the city? Kimmel’s view, probably the best of any NYU building, says it all. Let’s be real, who could argue with that view down Fifth Ave?!
Didn’t get the chance to introduce yourself yet? One Word. One World. has been extended through Sunday, Aug. 3! Maybe your word should be lucky ;)
Abstract Campus: Reflections. Change your perspective! Looking at something from a different angle may just give you a new appreciation of it, and these NYU buildings are no exception.
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.
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:
So… What will you create?