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/ April 26, 2016 1:09 pm / Comment / Last Manhattan Gas Station Below 23rd St. Shuts Down

Last Thursday, the BP gas station in SoHo (you know the one, on the corner of East Houston and Lafayette) closed down to make way for a luxury high rise office building. It may not seem like a big deal, but this means that on the east side of Manhattan, there are zero gas stations from the very south of the island...

/ April 26, 2016 12:22 pm / Comment / Is Veep Really That Far Off From Reality?

“Two great Greek contributions to American society: democracy and getting fucked in the ass.” “I’ve tried both and they’re overrated, like jazz.” And with that, Veep is back. The HBO comedy premiered its fifth season on Sunday and things in the Meyer White House are just as wacky as they’ve always been. Selina is locked in an electoral college tie...

/ April 26, 2016 11:39 am / Comment / Which Campaigns Do NYU Administrators Support?

New York’s presidential primary race has come and gone, but political campaign contributions are forever. NYU Local sorted through Federal Election Commission filings to find out where NYU’s power players are donating their money. Former NYU president John Sexton is a Hillary Clinton fan, donating the maximum-allowed $2,700 to her presidential in 2016. He also contributed $1,000 to Clinton’s campaign...

/ April 25, 2016 1:55 pm / Comment / Lemonade And The Cult Of Fandom

On Saturday night, Beyoncé released her sixth album, Lemonade, as a visual album on HBO. The hour-long special plays through the album as a series of music videos plays. It was an event big enough that HBO made its HBOGo services free for the weekend. Critics are already hailing the album as one of her best yet, praising it for its captivating...

/ April 25, 2016 12:33 pm / Comment / Is Game of Thrones Starting To Fix Its Woman Problem?

Game of Thrones’ rape problem has been pretty well–documented, to the point that many fans have written the show off completely because of it. In particular, last season’s depiction of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) being raped by her new captor/husband Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) was a pretty difficult scene to endure. Thankfully, Sunday night’s season six premiere “The Red Woman”...

/ April 25, 2016 11:51 am / Comment / NYU Local Dorm Guide 2016: Founders

Confused and frightened by your housing options for next year? Fear not, we got you. We’ll be covering important details on every dorm that’ll help you choose, first focusing on the Freshman dorms for the babies that will be the NYU class of 2020. You can click here to see all the rest of our other 2016 Dorm Guides, too Founders is the Gretchen...

/ April 25, 2016 10:53 am / Comment / NYU Frees Up Extra Commencement Tickets… If You Donate To NYU!

If you’ve been on the NYU Class of 2016 Facebook group lately (or really been on Facebook lately period), you’ve probably seen desperate students clamoring for extra tickets to graduation. If you’re one of those frantic ticket-seekers, fear not. Our friends at NYU’s alumni relations department have freed up extra tickets to commencement at Yankee Stadium! The catch? You have give NYU...

/ April 22, 2016 3:18 pm / Comment / AMC Loews-Key Takes Back Their New Texting Rule

You may have heard that AMC chief executive Adam Aron proposed that movie theaters allow texting during movies. You also may have heard that he quickly withdrew this idea when the internet rose up to tell him just how terrible that idea was: This AMC theaters allowing texting is just one reason why I would *happily* pay $50 to watch...

/ April 21, 2016 12:40 pm / Comment / You May Hate Sports, But You’ll Love This Allen Iverson Documentary

I don’t care about sports, and I think it’s a safe assumption to say that if you’re reading the Entertainment section of NYU Local you probably don’t either. And yet, despite my visceral aversion to watching or, god forbid, playing any game that involves sweat and aggression, I’ve recently found something to love about sports: the documentaries. Netflix recently added a...

/ April 21, 2016 9:57 am / Comment / Are Students Who Commute Less Happy?

Over time, I have become used to the sympathetic “oh” people say when I tell them that I spend over two hours a day, five days a week, commuting to school. NYU has a significant commuter/off-campus population, totaling around 53% of the student body, and I have some unfortunate news for that half of our school: commuters are reportedly “less happy” than non-commuters, at least...

/ April 20, 2016 10:18 am / Comment / FDNY Makes Surprisingly Non-Objectifying Calendar Of Firefighting Women

Is there anything better than a calendar of hunky firefighters? Try a calendar celebrating the New York Fire Department’s fire fightin’ females. This year, FDNY’s Calendar of Heroes will not only include 12 months of ridiculously chiseled man abs, but also 12 months of banging female biceps. Not only that, but for the first time ever, smokin’ hot (I’m sorry) FDNY...

/ April 20, 2016 9:33 am / Comment / NYU’s Bernie And Hillary Duel In College Dems-Sponsored Debate

  Monday—on the eve of the suddenly-very-important New York primaries—the NYU College Democrats hosted a debate between NYU Students for Hillary and NYU Students for Bernie. Each organization was represented by three student debaters, who fielded questions about topics ranging from immigration to net neutrality to foreign policy. The questions were asked by representatives from seven student-led advocacy groups, including...

/ April 20, 2016 9:01 am / Comment / NYU Divest Occupies Bobst Executive Elevator for 33 Hours

Eighteen members of NYU Divest concluded a two-day demonstration in Bobst Library on Tuesday evening, after NYU administrators threatened to suspend participating students. Divest, a student activist group focused on ending NYU’s investment in fossil fuels, had spend 33 hours occupying Bobst Library’s executive elevator—the only elevator that is capable of accessing the university’s administrative offices, located on the library’s 11th and 12th floors. Divest members began...

/ April 19, 2016 1:42 pm / Comment / Befriend NYU Student Kyle Duke Before He Becomes The Next Mac DeMarco

Meet Clive Davis’ very own Brooklyn indie rockstar Kyle Duke, and his band, Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys. With a style that could only be described as Demarco-esque Lo-fi bedroom pop, Kyle’s music is a unique blend of several different genres, with his most notable influences including Mac Demarco, Tame Impala, The Grateful Dead and the Beatles. The band is set to release both their...

/ April 19, 2016 11:52 am / Comment / Why Democrats Must Stand United Against Trump No Matter What

With the New York primary happening today, Democratic voters have a tough choice to make. However, even divided as ever, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders offer different approaches to the same goal: defeating Donald Trump. Many younger voters, and seemingly most of NYU, are diehard Sanders supporters. Bernie’s Washington Square Park rally drew 27,000 people last week,...

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