Queer NYU Students Weigh In On Why Angel Haze And Ireland Baldwin’s Relationship Matters

2On February 2nd, famously out/agender rapper Raeen Roes, better known by their stage name Angel Haze, dropped a new song. Not just any song, but “Candlxs,” a gushy, yet gorgeous tribute to their girlfriend, Ireland Baldwin. The cover art is hand-painted by Roes themself, and features the couple sitting close, backs to the proverbial camera. The whole package is quite cute and lends a weary listener some faith in true love.On February …

Our Love Story With Paris

casablanca002PARIS–Forget Time Out or Fodor’s. The best way to see Paris is to fall in love. The city is made for it. Hold hands with someone in the Jardin du Luxembourg and you will fit right in with the statues, flowers, and Parisians. Split a bottle of wine on the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower sparkles twice bright. Dangle two pairs of feet over the banks of the Seine and …

On Hipsters, Ego Boosts, And Inappropriate Old Men: My OkCupid Saga

Like most people on OkCupid, I created my account during a fit of boredom at three in the morning, hoping it would at least be entertaining.We all know internet dating sites for their fair share of weirdos—the web makes it almost too easy to say something “bold” (read: insane) without worrying about the consequences. In real life, that can earn you a slap in the face.But online dating can be fun, …

To My Dearest Albert: Let’s Work This Out

To my dearest Albert,Look, I know that things haven’t exactly been easy between us. We’ve been through so much together, and I know that I can always come back to you. But right now, I don’t know where our relationship stands. After we had our falling out last semester, I walked away feeling betrayed, like you stabbed me in the back, and robbed me of my …

Local Debates: Valentine’s Day (Pro)

It slips in right after Christmas. Right in front of our eyes, the plastic Santas are changed for plastic hearts, cheap cupids, and bag upon bag of red colored candy. An anthropologist of capitalist America would have to label this a certain kind of ritual. And they would also, in the footnotes somewhere, have to give some note to that always-on-time sanctimonious voice pining that Valentine’s Day is, like, complete …

Now Kiss: Mark and Weston’s Blind Date

Finding a date in New York isn’t as easy as Sex and the City would have you believe. Unless you’re still with your high school sweetheart, met your soulmate while reaching for the same book at Bobst, or are brave enough to try Date My School (or NYU Hook Ups — we won’t judge), you might find yourself without a Valentine this year.NYU Local wants to solve your romantic woes with …

#ThisIsHowYouWinHerBack, Or Is It?

When living in a city like New York where posters, advertisements, lights, stickers, graffiti, and window displays confront us at every street corner, it becomes somewhat necessary to shut off our senses to the over stimulating propaganda that surrounds us. However there’s often that one poster or advertisement that sticks out, you know, the one that you remember to ask your friends if they’ve seen. Whether …

When It Comes To Recycling, Don’t Be An Asshole

Do you know what’s rad? The planet we all currently live on. Little did anyone know for the past ten years, all the fish are dying and the storms are getting worse and the coral reefs have been bleached white. Unfortunately, the students living in some NYU dorms seem to be speed-reading that memo over and over again despite the fact that it’s listed at the end of every hallway and …

Despite Amy Poehler’s Divorce, ‘Parks And Rec.’ Proves True Love Is Real

When news circulated that Amy Poehler and Will Arnett were getting separated, voices all around the world–including our own–cried out “IS LOVE DEAD?” and the answer seemed to be a resounding yes. Arnett and Poehler’s marriage was a special gift for pop culture–two people who are incredibly funny in their own separate projects (see Arnett in Arrested Development as well as Hot Rod, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, and a …

Straight/Gay/Taken: Three CAS Students Sneak In To Stern Speed Dating

Here at NYU Local, we love going to places we weren’t invited. That’s why we hang out in John Sexton’s office when he’s not around. This time, we’re adventuring into unmarked territory on behalf of love: Monday’s Stern Speed Dating event, held in the Tisch Hall Commerce Room at the very sexy time of 12:30pm.This is how it worked: Every guy sat across from a girl and the moderator asked …

Have Yourself A Sexy, Understated Valentine’s Day At These Five Bars

Valentines Day always conjures a bucket of emotions. For the single among us, it invariably brings the question of our love lives (or lack thereof) to the forefront, smack in the middle of winter–arguably the most depressing season already. For those of us out there with girlfriends, boyfriends, or half-boyfriends, it can be arguably even more stressful. Questions of expectations abound: If I’ve only been dating a girl for three weeks do …

Questlove Comes to NYU (Plus A Most Excellent Stevie Wonder Playlist Courtesy Of DJ Spinna)

NYU is awesome for many reasons, but one of the most important ones is the way the university regularly introduces students to experts in their chosen fields. Classes at NYU have been known to play host to comic luminaries like Jon Stewart and Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and moviemakers like Spike Lee and James Franco.This semester, the course “Topics in Recorded Music: Stevie Wonder”, taught by two-time Grammy award winning producer Harry Weinger, …

The Best Restaurant To Take Your Cougar To And More Perfect Date Suggestions

NYU Local helped Lotharios and soul mate seekers in fall 2010 with a post about the best first date venues and last week, we told you how to win date night. Well, what are the best restaurants to attend for those hyper-specific date situations, such as blind dates or double dates? As always, NYU Local has your back with some suggestions of where to wine and dine your potential love.Best Blind Date Restaurant: Panna II (93 …