/ December 14, 2015 10:56 am / Sexton Has A Bobst Portrait And It’s, Well, Different

At some point last week, while we all had our heads buried in books prepping for finals, John Sexton’s presidential portrait found its way onto the southwest wall in the lobby of Bobst. There was a small ceremony for the Board of Trustees unveiling the portrait but it’s ultimately arrived with little fanfare. While the portraits of presidents past are almost...

/ December 14, 2015 9:18 am / A Show In Bobst? It’s More Likely Than You Think

You’re in the middle of finals. You’ve been in the library for an ungodly amount of time. Was that your fourth coffee? Your fifth Red Bull? Delivery men wander the stacks in search of hungry students who are Seamlessing mozzarella sticks straight to their den of study because they’ve lost the energy or will to exit the building at all....

/ December 10, 2015 9:36 am / Graffiti Artist Space Invader Has Landed In The East Village

Have you been seeing aliens on your way to school recently? If so, it’s possible that the stress of finals isn’t making you hallucinate! For the last month, world-famous street artist Space Invader has been bringing his classic tiled creations to the East Village. According to Space Invader’s official website, 42 new pieces were added to his already-sizable NYC collection....

/ December 9, 2015 3:16 pm / Fake Facebook Events Have Become A December Trend

    Bustling holiday markets, constantly dodging people shoving menorahs at you, the Chanukah truck playing music outside your dorm 24/7, and trying not to let all of this distract you from studying for finals. December is a month of extreme stress and extreme joy. So what better time to celebrate National Sad Boy Day, or cry and eat bread...

/ December 9, 2015 12:22 pm / F Train Runs “Nostalgia Rides” With 1930s Trains

The MTA’s F train might be wonky on the weekends, but on Sundays this December, you can catch a ride on a fully operational vintage subway car from the 1930s. The MTA and the New York Transit Museum are putting these vintage cars back on track for their annual holiday nostalgia rides. They also include vintage buses from the 1940s...

/ December 9, 2015 9:35 am / Take A Break From Finals, Get This Delightful Cat App

Here at NYU Local, we love cats. Cat cafes, cats on leashes, even cats and hip-hop. But what about virtual cats? Well, we love those too. If you’re not blown away by the loveliness of these cat pals, I am not sure I want to be around you. Let me introduce you to Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. This is a low-stress,...

/ December 8, 2015 2:43 pm / Who Really Loses With Drake’s Diss Track Grammy Nod?

Say what you will about the infamous Meek/Drake Twitter beef of Summer 2015, but let’s be real. This beef wasn’t really about the music at the end of the day, but the Internet’s reaction. The memes! The tweets! The gifs! The jokes! THE MEMES! And, yeah, I guess the actual diss track too. To recap for anyone who lives underground, Meek Mill complained...

/ December 8, 2015 1:17 pm / Why NYU Freshmen Should Live Off Campus

One of NYU’s most distinctive traits is its lack of a central campus. Sprawled across Greenwich Village, NYU doesn’t exactly have a quad, and its residence halls hardly resemble other blasé college dorms. However, just because NYU dorms are unique, you don’t even have to live in them. Even as a Freshmen. As a freshman here at NYU, I decided to live off...

/ December 8, 2015 12:29 pm / President Sexton Has Highest Base Pay Of Any University President

According to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education released Sunday, NYU president John Sexton has the highest base pay of any university president in the country, with a base pay of $1,242,636 a year. According to the article, the median base pay for private-college presidents was $347,789. Total compensation was also calculated, which takes into account base pay, bonuses, other...

/ December 8, 2015 11:00 am / NYU’s Top Scandals Of 2015

One of the best parts of going to NYU is the constant glow of scandal surrounding our beloved institution. From trying to feed us endangered fish to fucked up labor practices, it’s rarely a boring news day at NYU. In celebration of the end of the year, we’ve rounded up five of the craziest, strangest, most talked-about scandals that happened...

/ December 8, 2015 10:12 am / Sunday’s Jets-Giants Game Was Epic

Heading into Sunday, both the Jets (7-5) and the Giants (5-7) had a lot at stake. Gang Green was sitting at 6-5, with a shot at snagging one of the wildcard spots in the AFC. Even with a losing record, Big Blue could have taken a step towards putting a stranglehold on the NFC East. In what turned out to...

/ December 8, 2015 9:41 am / How To Decorate Your Dorm For The Holidays (On The Low-Low)

Oh, the Holiday Season. For all its magic, joy, and spectacular commercialism, it is also the number one time of year most likely to leave you smacked with a housing violation. A beautiful Douglas Fir? Denied. A potentially hazardous tangle of lights? Denied. A candle for your Menorah or Kinara? Denied yet again. Still, it is my firm belief that everyone deserves to...

/ December 4, 2015 2:11 pm / Two NYU Students Win Rhodes Scholarships

The NYU community received exciting news this week when former Gallatin student Zachary Fine and current NYU Abu Dhabi senior Farah Shamout were awarded Rhodes Scholarships for 2016. Zachary Fine, who graduated from NYU last spring, is one of just 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars. The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards in international studies and recognizes...

/ December 4, 2015 11:47 am / Get In The Holiday Spirit With These Holiday Markets

New York City is a great place to get in the Holiday spirit. From the Rockefeller tree to the Fifth Avenue windows, NYC is one of the most-visited cities during the holidays and we have the privilege of living in it everyday. One of the best ways to feel like a kid again during this season is to go to...

/ December 3, 2015 2:42 pm / Stoya, James Deen, And Actually Talking About Porn

This past Saturday, a friend read me this tweet while getting ready for a party. “James Deen held me down and fucked me while I said no, stop, used my safeword. I just can’t nod and smile when people bring him up anymore.” It was posted earlier that day by Stoya, notable porn performer and writer, in reference to the hugely-popular...

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