Why The 2031 Plan Is Untenable

nyu-new-york-university-campus-expansion-2031-planWhile NYU administration continues to try and will the 2031 plan into action, the final say on the plan’s legality will be coming soon when the New York State Court of Appeals hears the case on its legality this June.Despite claims by President Sexton and 2031 supporters, indications from the finances of the plan point to significantly increased burdens on student and faculty if the plan is carried out. NYU already has …

Atelier Is The Secret Boutique They Don’t Want You To Know About

DSC_0036Atelier is not the easiest boutique to find, and that’s just the way they like it. Tucked on Hudson Street in Chelsea, one might think they have the wrong address walking into the eleventh avenue art studio where the boutique resides. As the name Atelier (meaning an artists workshop) might suggest this boutique focuses on garments with a craftsman’s attention to detail.Take the elevator to the tenth floor and stark white concrete …

The UK General Election Cometh

office-location-UKl.ashxIt’s election month in the UK. Yes, it’s only a month long.Yes, it saves a LOT of money.This election will be the first since the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011, which means (if somehow you didn’t already know) that for the first time ever there is a fixed date, the 7th of May, for the UK general election. Previously, the Prime Minister had the power to dissolve parliament and thus call for a …

Manifest Tragedy: The Art Of Overlooked American History

D10 Mans Shirt The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently displaying a rare show of Native American Plain Indian’s art and artifacts, organized chronologically as it traces the art of a culture that once had prosperity, then suffered unimaginable loss, and finally endured. The rich amalgam of more than 130 different artifacts have returned home to the Americas from 58 international collections. The comprehensive exhibition stuns as much as it evokes heart-ache for …

“Unbranded: A Century of White Women” Strips Advertising Bare

08-art-ad-1966-1Trek past 10th Avenue on 20th street near the high line, pass a trendy coffee shop and something resembling a yoga snack bar and you’ll be at the Jack Shainman Gallery, where Hank Willis Thomas’s Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015 is on view.Thomas’s work takes images used in advertising each year and removes all of the text that makes it an ad, leaving the viewer with a blank photograph or …

The Mets’ Fight To Take Back New York

braves_mets_baseball-e1429758750892Jeurys Familia after finishing off the Braves Wednesday Night.The Mets are the best team in baseball.A likely response from a fan to whom this was news would be something like the sound of an old, decrepit body falling off of its wooden rocker, hitting the ground, followed by an immediate, gastric “What the fuck?”Just 16 games in, the Mets are shaping into a club that demands attention: strength at the plate, a shut-down rotation, and a contagious presence of youth …

Be On The Look Out For This Violet-Filled Film

addell-diariesDear NYU, we have a new Violet-filled film to be on the look out for. Based on Stephen Elliot’s famous memoir of the same name, “The Adderall Diaries” is directed by NYU alum Pamela Romanowsky and will star the one and only James Franco (also, Romanowsky’s former classmate) as a drug-addicted writer as he deals with the return of his supposedly dead father. With the emotional turmoil in his life escalating, Franco’s character finds …

NYU School Of Medicine Faculty Fight Changes To Tenure

NYU_Medical_Center_March_2014This article was co-written by Ryan McNamara and Ilana Engleberg.On Monday, April 13, oral arguments were heard in a case of two NYU School of Medicine faculty fighting against changes in the tenure system.Marie Monaco’s and Herbert Samuels’s salaries were reduced after teaching at the School of Medicine for 35 and 45 years respectively. Monaco has been tenured for 28 years, Samuels for 38 years.The School of Medicine has long considered changes …

NYU’s Own Lauv Hits Big With First Single, “The Other”

1908299_1444851499141015_1362119814643723177_nIt’s one of life’s quintessential questions: how does one deal with a break up?Crying? Drinking? Writing bad poetry? Thankfully, NYU junior Ari Leff chose none of the aforementioned options.Instead, after a rough break up last summer, Leff spent his time writing songs, eventually creating a new musical project called Lauv. Leff’s first creation as Lauv was “The Other,” a slickly-produced, emotional track which he co-wrote with songwriter/musician Michael Matosic. Since its release the …

This Week In Movie Trailers

maxresdefaultIf you’ve been busy, or you’re too indie or upwardly-mobile to pay attention to mainstream popular culture, here’s an idiosyncratic recap of all of the trailers that came out in the last week and a half.Based solely on the trailers and surrounding buzz, the following films will be judged on a scale of Worth It to Wide Berth It:First up, The Biggies (Yes, all of my categories will be named after rappers, …

The Top 5 Games Of The 2015 NFL Schedule

tom-brady-hug-momOn Tuesday the NFL released its schedule for 2015, and it was a doozy. As is with every schedule release, a lot of people dove right in and started to identify which teams were going to have the most trouble with their respective schedules versus which teams have it easy. It’s always a crapshoot, though, because every season comes with plenty of surprises as well as ups and downs. Playing Team X …

NYU Startup Etsy Raises $267 Million In IPO Proceeds

BN-HX569_0416et_J_20150416120556If there was ever a time that New York City tech had a promising future, it is now.In the last few years, NYC has seen some significant success stories, such as Tumblr selling for $1.1 billion to Yahoo in 2013. Etsy, everyone’s favorite marketplace for obscure trinkets and unique handmade paraphernalia, which was founded in Brooklyn ten years ago, priced it’s IPO this week at a valuation of $1.8 billion and saw …

‘Iowa’ at Playwrights Horizons Has More Than Just Wacky Words

iow_carousel-select1.png__960x480_q85_crop_upscaleWalking into the theatre for Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond’s new musical play Iowa feels strange. The set, designed by Dane Laffrey, looks less like a set and more like a room in a well-lit large upper-class house that just happened to have a lot of seats set up in rows of vaguely stylish chairs. A string bass starts playing a charming melody, soon to be accompanied by a viola but the …

Political And Artistic Selfies On Display At NYU

24170_tsengkwongchi_newyorknewyork_1979This week, NYU’s own Grey Art Gallery opened one of its most exciting exhibitions of the year: Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera. The exhibition features more than 80 works from the late photographer’s lifetime and is the first major-museum retrospective for the artist. Tseng’s “East Meets West” series was his most famous and iconic photography project, and way ahead of its time in its appreciation of the ‘selfie.’ The series …

West Village Candy Shop Is Sweet & Swedish

 9540934219_30fd42d51d_cWeird food stores are nothing special in the city, unless of course, they are the first of their kind in the U.S. Sockerbit, a Scandinavian candy store on Christopher St., was indeed the first Scandinavian store devoted to candy to open its doors in our great country. Opened by power couple Florence Baras and Steffan Ernberg in 2011, the small yet prominent shop specializes in smågodis, or little candies.One might be able …