The GROWERY Rooftop Farming Exhibition Is Bringing Sustainable Living To Campus

Tomorrow – Wednesday, October 2nd – environmental scientists, foodies, and designers/architects will rejoice as Gallatin celebrates the strides NYU students have been making toward sustainable living. From 5 PM until 9 PM at the Gallatin Galleries (located at 1 Washington Place), students and the public are invited to join Laura Seach and Emma Goode for the opening of the GROWERY Rooftop Farming Exhibition and Symposium, which highlights the recent graduates’ efforts to …

Chelsea’s Pivotal Do’s And Don’ts Of Freshman Year

Chelsea Beeler is an old NYU Local writer. She sends us advice sometimes. This is for freshmen.Alright, kids: you might be thinking that this will be some snarky post by some disillusioned senior about all the wacky stuff you should and shouldn’t do in freshman year. But honestly? I’m going to give you some pretty good, basic advice on how to have the best freshman year …

Alternative (and Legal?) Ways To Enhance Your Studying Potential

Finals week is the bane of every student’s academic career. It’s the time when we all flock to the library to read everything we should have read earlier in the semester. It’s the time when we all spend hours browsing J-Stor looking for the perfect PDF to supplement an eight-page paper. It’s the time when we all hate everyone and everything.If you’re one of those people that are lucky enough to have …

Do You Want Salt On Your Rim? New York’s Best Happy Hours

So spring has sprung or whatever and classes are almost (almost) over for the semester, which means summer is coming and those of us left “stranded” in New York will be jobless and bored. Luckily, there’s this thing called alcohol, which is a great tool when it comes to passing time during the hot summer months.Wow! Can you tell that there are some budding alcoholics here at NYU Local?Anyway, although many students …

NYU’s ZBT Fraternity Has Been Kicking Ass This Year

It’s the Year of the Zebra for NYU Greek Life, which might seem strange since it’s not one of the 12 Zodiac signs and you probably didn’t know NYU even had Greek Life. Yep, that’s right—Zeta Beta Tau, one of NYU’s 16 Interfraternity Council Chapters (yes, we do have those), has pulled off some epic record-breaking feats that are more, uh, impressive than your typical keg-stand/party-throwing frat achievements.Although a lot of you …

NYU Film Student Recreates iCarly With Dads, Our Minds Are Blown

When Kyle Hiedacavage first came to Steinhardt at NYU, he realized that Media, Culture, and Communications wasn’t for him. He transferred to Tisch to study film, and the work he’s produced since then has been far from what you might expect from your average Tischie. While many film students are interested in lush production value and commercial marketability, Kyle has focused his attention on the decidedly slimmer niche of experimental video art.In addition to a series of live-projections and performance …

Hemlock Grove Is Netflix’s Twin Peaks Lite

Last Friday Netflix released 13 episodes of its newest and highly-anticipated series, Hemlock Grove, and the response thus far has been, well, interesting. The series is produced by NYU alumnus Eli Roth—of Cabin Fever and Hostel fame—and set in a quaint fictional Pennsylvania town that is rocked by the death of a high school cheerleader.Hemlock Grove borders on camp with its brooding characterizations, teenybopper dialogue, inclusion of werewolves and magic, and, oh …

“Healthy” And Alternative Ways To Smoke Weed Using Every Food Group

4/20 is tomorrow as you probably already know, but let’s say this past week really got the best of you and you’re feeling totally unprepared for the big day. You call your dealer last minute and luckily he’s able to hook you up with his last eighth of Lemon Haze, but then you remember how your roommate threw his bong out the window last weekend when he thought the cops were coming …

WiFi Witch: YouTube Clips To Help You Troll On Facebook

There are a lot of facets of the Internet that are often overlooked by the general public and I’m not talking about Bing or Google+. For example, there’s a whole series of under 10-second YouTube videos (uploaded by multiple users) featuring Ol’ Blue Eyes, rock stars, and various rap figureheads singing/whispering/shouting some of their favorite phrases. Okay, so what? Well, as it turns out they’re perfect for navigating those pesky Facebook conversations with lame acquaintances and/or good friends; the kinds …

Wifi Witch: Sub-Reddits To “LOL” At

Welcome back to  “Wifi Witch”—a new series where I, Chelsea Beeler, talk about all things Internet. If it’s a trend, I can talk about it—or at least pretend like I know what I’m talking about. See something absurd online? Send it my way via nyulocaleditor@gmail.com.  Before I broke down and made an account, Reddit was always like one of those bands that everyone was talking about, but I had never listened to. A …

Dos Toros Expands To Brooklyn, “Black Or Pinto” Ensues

Last week everyone’s favorite taqueria, Dos Toros, celebrated its expansion to Williamsburg by offering $1 tacos to its loyal patrons on its opening day.  From now on, every time you hop off the L and find yourself on Bedford Avenue, Dos Toros will be there waiting to fill your empty belly with delicious carne asada all while putting Tacos Morelos (that food truck on the corner of Bedford and N 7th) out of business. But that’s besides the point because …

Wifi Witch: The Best Relationship and Sex Advice Blogs Because Everybody Needs Those

Welcome back to  “Wifi Witch” — a new series where I, Chelsea Beeler, talk about all things Internet. If it’s a trend, I can talk about it — or at least pretend like I know what I’m talking about. See something absurd online? Send it my way via nyulocaleditor@gmail.com.  One of my favorite things about the Internet is that it is home to an inconceivable amount of information (duh). Whether it’s through Yahoo Answers, …

You Want A Cigarette? Go Fuck Yourself

I can’t exactly pinpoint when I was first introduced to the concept of “mooching,” but my earliest memories of the parasitic act date back to middle school lunches when girl friends of mine stopped trying to trade snacks and instead just asked for gratuitous bites of Oreo cookies.While that may seem hyper-specific, I’m sure we all have somewhat similar stories and can agree that since the age of 12 this social leeching …

Wifi Witch: WTF Japanese Memes??

Welcome back to  “Wifi Witch”—a new series where I, Chelsea Beeler, talk about all things Internet. If it’s a trend, I can talk about it—or at least pretend like I know what I’m talking about. See something absurd online? Send it my way via nyulocaleditor@gmail.com.  Historically speaking a lot of bizarre trends have emigrated from Japan to America. Although Americans haven’t necessarily adopted Harajuku style, for example, (although Gwen Stefani did write …

Amanda Bynes Pleaaaaaase…..Get It Together

Last week while you and your friends left your laptops and iPads at home to hopefully jet-set to warmer parts of the globe, a lot of weird stuff was happening in terms of entertainment news – most notably retired actress Amanda Bynes tweeting at Drake to “murder” her vagina.Over the course of the past week Bynes, who recently moved to New York to begin a career as a fashion designer, has been …