Local Talks With NYU Alumna, Screenwriter & Oscar Nominee Lucy Alibar

Eight years ago, Lucy Alibar was studying Drama in the Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch. Now she’s nominated for an Oscar Award for her work writing the screenplay for the film Beasts of The Southern Wild. So what’s it like to be up for the largest award in screenwriting?“Sometimes I forget,” she tells us, referring to her nomination.Three years ago, Lucy wrote Juicy and Delicious, a screenplay about a little …

If You’re Feeling REALLY Single Today, Here’s What To Do

Finding an appropriate way to commemorate on yet another singles Valentine’s Day is like trying to celebrate your dog’s birthday on December 25th. Give up. No one cares. Right?Wrong! Stop being so negative. Thanks to the city that never sleeps, there are hundreds of (non-drug related) ways to create a Valentine’s Day that’s tailored for the oh-so-very-much-yes-I-am-quite-single masses. After all, a party of one is still a party. It takes two …

NYU Owned A Noodle Factory

A little known fact: NYU used to own a macaroni business.It was NYU’s first attempt to become a global university—acquiring Italian food. The company was called Mueller Pasta Co. and was donated to the NYU School of Law in 1947 by a couple of wealthy alumni. Dean Aurthur Vanderbilt, with his ambitions set for NYU expansion, was more than happy to accept Mueller Pasta under NYU’s jurisdiction.The relationship was a success, …